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Ron Base at Art Walk in the Franklin Shops

A former newspaper journalist and magazine writer, Ron Base has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Maclean’s, and TV Guide. For several years he wrote about movies for Canada’s Toronto Star, the country’s largest circulation newspaper.

He is also the author of a book about the history of movie stardom published in the U.S., Britain, and Canada called If The Other Guy Isn’t Jack Nicholson, I’ve Got The Part.

Ron Base’s theatrically released features include First Degree (1995), a thriller, starring Rob Lowe and Leslie Hope; The Last Sign (2005), a supernatural thriller starring Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth; White Light (1990), a thriller starring Martin Kove.

He is constantly reminded that he was one of the writers of Heavenly Bodies (1984), a workout movie with music that is much more famous than it should be.

He has also worked on film projects with film-making legends John Boorman and Roland Joffé.

Magic Man, a novel, was published by St. Martin’s Press of New York in August,  2006. The Strange, published by West-End Books of Toronto appeared in 2009.

In 2010, West-End Books introduced The Sanibel Sunset Detective, the first in a series of mystery novels set on Florida’s Sanibel Island, featuring private detective Tree Callister.

Base was born and raised and educated in Canada. He currently resides outside Toronto with his wife, Kathy, and spends as much time as he can on Sanibel Island.

Ron's latest book Four Wives of the Sanibel Sunset Detective was published this winter.

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