20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of southern prepper author Ron Foster

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Ron Foster, southern author and disaster prepper.

A certified expert on self-sufficiency and disaster preparedness, Ron is a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction works about how to survive, even thrive, in a post-apocalyptic world. His books will open your eyes to survival techniques and scenarios ranging from sharecropping to what to do after a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse event.

Suffice it to say, when the shit hits the fan, you’d be lucky to know Ron—or at least have a few of his books on hand.

You can connect with Ron on Twitter @SolarPrepper and on his website, RonFoster.webs.com.

Our 20 questions with Ron start now:

1) What is your full name (middle name optional)?

Ron Foster

2) What is your professional job title?

Southern Prepper Fiction Author

3) Describe your organization.


4) Describe your surroundings right now.

A dining room table at prepper shack

5) What was your first paid writing gig?

In 2003 I wrote The Rural Ranger: A Suburban and Urban Survival Manual & Field Guide of Traps and Snares for Food and Survival

6) What was the last thing you wrote?

Sharecropping The Apocalypse

7) What is the next thing you plan to write?

Next in the series, Clems Contrivance

8) Finish this sentence: The ideal way to start my day is …

Grab some coffee and remember who I met at the bar the other night who might be a good character for one of my books

9) Besides your computer, what is sitting on your desk right now?

an adult beverage

10) So-called writer’s block is no match for you! What is your antidote?

Drinking with imaginary people

11) Finish this sentence: I hate it when I read …

get an editor, I say learn to read Southern stream of thought

12) What are the most important tools, programs and systems you use for your work?

My life and Microsoft Word

13) First book that comes to mind? Go!

Preppers Road March

14) What are your favorite smartphone apps and why?

I just need internet access, I have too many trees on property to get satellite

15) What have you always wanted to write?

This will be my last book

16) What is your advice for aspiring professional writers?

Being an author is like having homework every day for the rest of your life

17) First famous writer who comes to mind? Go!

Ayn Rand

18) Finish this sentence: My favorite thing about being a writer is …

the hours, it’s pretty much whenever

19) Pencil versus pen—who wins and why?

pen, pencil doesn’t hold up to sweat and water

20) Finish this sentence: One word or phrase people will never read in my writing is …

I shot him

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