Ronan was born in Dublin in 1974. After leaving school, he studied Law in University College Dublin where he was an active member of the drama society, acting in numerous amateur productions, most notably appearing as a Lost Boy in Peter Pan. During Consitutional Law lectures, Ronan began writing short stories and scripts. His plays 'Black Rainbow' and 'Every Breath You Take' were performed at Irish Student Drama Association festivals, with the former winning an award. He went on to complete a Masters Degree in Modern Drama Studies.

After college, Ronan tried his hand at a variety of positions including: unemployed Al Pacino stand-in, theatre barman, unemployed writer, U2 stalker, computer programmer, unemployed film director, untalented musician, before eventually returning to a career in law. He is currently working as a solicitor, specialising in the area of criminal law.

He now lives in Co. Kildare where he is slowly working on his second novel which will probably be called: 'The Life and Deaths of a Twelve-year-old Demigod.' Early feedback suggests that it's Ronan's best work since 'Confessions of a Fallen Angel.'

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