Ronnie Ray Jenkins (1957-) was raised in the Appalachians of Pennsylvania. Born, one of eleven children of a coal miner, Jenkins brings a new voice, and narration in his works. Gritty, to the point, and at times, humorous, many of his works deal with the struggles of the Appalachian common folk. He has authored three novels, and two collections of short stories. He is currently working on his next novel. Creator of The Flynn City Egg Man series. The Flowers of Reminiscence, Pickletwit, Son of Trout (Breakfast of Champions) Fan Fiction Series, Dark Sanctuary, and numerous short stories.