Ron was raised on a farm near his birth place of Bucyrus, Ohio. Following graduation from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree he served in the Army and worked in manufacturing before joining the Peace Corps in Malaysia. When he returned to the United States he moved to the West Coast, accepting summer employment at Yosemite National Park prior to relocating to San Diego and, later, Anaheim where he took a job with the city. After seven years in California he returned to Ohio and found employment at The Ohio State University and with the State of Ohio. He is blessed to have been in an over twenty-five year relationship with his partner, Judy. Together they have traveled extensively, visiting all the continents except Antarctica.

Titles by Ronald Lutz

Elusive Getaway is the result of a meandering process that started with a bookstore purchase and continued with an attempt to write a screen play based on the book before finally deciding to try writing a novel. The book ‘The Narrow Corner’ caught my attention at a local bookstore one day. A cursory inspection led me to purchase the book thinking it may have been the basis for the film ‘The Narrow Margin’ even though the book jacket cover displayed palm trees adorning an ocean scene. Of course, the book was not the basis for the film but proved to be an interesting, yet somehow unsatisfactory, read. It was unsatisfactory to me because it seemed the story could have produced one or more significant male/female relationships. A friend, who graduated from the American Film Institute in their writing program, suggested a screenplay could be developed based on the novel to include my own impressions. After several years of work on an adapted screenplay it was rejected by Linn Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers. Because Warner Brothers owned the exclusive rights to the novel any further efforts to get the screenplay produced was not possible. It was then my efforts turned to writing a novel that incorporated ideas developed in the screenplay adaptation and other elements that formed a unique story.

  • A Memoir

    Released: June 2022

    Genre: Memoirs

    Indications of a Mysterious Path is the true chronological account of the life of Ronald Lutz from birth to present (2022). It details the experiences of a troubled man who, although nurtured by loving parents, found it difficult to form and maintain friendships. Then he met a woman with a quiet, gentle spirit. They developed a lasting bond while he continued a journey of discovery on a mysterious path.

  • Released: January 2020

    Genre: Novels

    When a corrupt Australian politician running for reelection learns a hidden video tape has recorded his conversations it leads to murder. His estranged son, present at the scene of the murder, threatens to expose his actions but is forced to leave the country on a high seas motor yacht. Adding to the intrigue, the yachtsman – also marked for elimination by the politician – has read a letter his wife has kept concerning her infidelity. The letter does little to lessen his burgeoning feelings for a woman he meets on Boigu Island and takes with him to Bali.