Meet Ron Hughart

Best Selling Author

About “Ronnie”

Ronald Lee Hughart, “Ronnie” was born September 22, 1949, in Porterville, California, to parents who had migrated separately from Oklahoma to California in the late 1930s. His mom and dad met in the peach orchards of Pixley, California, so subsequently much of Ron’s childhood was spent living the migrant lifestyle. In his writings, Ron very eloquently captures the essence of growing up the oldest of five children to parents because of hard economic times had been forced into the fruits and vegetable fields to make ends meet. In a John Steinbeck-like manner. Ron chronicles in two books, award-winning The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl and Beyond the Dust Bowl With a Pocket Full of Peanuts, what it was like to follow his folks as they struggled to “re-assimilate” into a society they did not understand or trust and who considered them at best, “Ditch bank Okies.”

Award Winning Books

The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl

The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl

The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl is a gripping account of life after the “Grapes of Wrath.” It is the story of the plight of Hughart’s migrant family from the Dust Bowl of America, who fled to California and the West to start life anew.

Beyond the dust bowl with a pocket full of peanuts

Beyond the Dust Bowl With a Pocket Full of Peanuts

Beyond the Dust Bowl with a Pocket Full of Peanuts is Ron Hughart’s next chapter in his continuing saga of growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the great San Joaquin Valley.

Déjà Vu of a Skeptic

Déjà vu can be scary, fun, humbling, overwhelming and confusing, or perhaps a combination of some or all the above. This déjà vu began over twenty-five years ago for Award-winning Author Ron Hughart at a small restaurant in Placerville, California, and still has him baffled.

Literary Honors

Ron Hughart’s books have regularly taken top awards throughout the country.

View the list of honors.


Shelved at the National John Steinbeck Center Book Store


Last Day of the Season From a Baseball’s Point of View was awarded Honorable Mention – Hollywood Book Festival, Children’s Book.

Ron Hughart and “Bear”, his family and others at the recent book signing held at a Costco in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Special Orders & Signed Copies

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(559) 920-8772

Available on Amazon

Ronnie’s books are available in eBook and Paperback on Amazon

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