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My life's work has been in visual art, film, and television. I wrote and directed an independent feature film for Vestron Pictures, Going Back, starring Bruch Campbell. The film did well in the market place. I followed up with Two Stones a children's book, a collection of short stories, and a new novel, The Annunciation. I have taught at the high school and college levels and currently write art criticism for the Detroit Art Review under the name Ron Scott.

For published work:

Art Reviews: http://detroitartreview.com under the name Ron Scott
Film: http://www.goingbackthemovie.com
Book: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/two-stones/id430675735?mt=8

I graduated from Wayne State University with an MA in Painting. I attended London Film School and then started writing for film and educational television. I have been producing art in the Detroit area since 1968, and this includes producing fiction and visual art using a variety of different media. I was born in Detroit, and I have resided, gone to school, and published extensively in Detroit. I have always considered myself part of the Detroit Art Community.

I wrote a short story and then expanded it into an original screenplay in 1982. Going Back was produced in 1984 as an independent feature film and was immediately pick up by Vestron Pictures in 1985. At the time, I was writing and producing television for public schools and Michigan State University. This became the foundation for the development of my writing skill. In the mid 1990's I wrote a short story, Two Stones, that went on to be published in 2004.

As a result of the success of Going Back, I have written a new screenplay, Contest of Speed, a coming of age story that depicts a young man from Detroit and his love for muscle cars. To market the screenplay, I have written a film treatment that summarizes the main plot of the film.

As a reading sample, here is a new short story from August 2015: http://fictionaut.com/stories/ron-teachworth/solar

I see the creating of fiction much in the same way I see creating a painting. There is an idea, development, research, and then execution, revision, editing, and submitting for publication. Often, the subjects for my fiction writing are the same subjects in my visual artwork.

I have published a short story collection: Beyond’s Young Adult short stories cross cultures and take place in settings from North America to Europe. A metaphysical / religious motif binds the collection, and stories are set in times dating back to 1932—when swing dancing was the rage—to a recent state science competition in New Mexico. “Play” deals with a girl’s attempt to mitigate her feelings about violence in the home; in “Callanish Stones”, a young boy is found on a remote beach in Scotland, barely alive; “Finding Edith Allen” centers on a young woman in search of her birth mother; and “Mont. St. Michel” tells the story of a child raised by a Bishop in France. The stories mix male and female protagonists with families and friends, often in school or religious settings.

Beyond: A Collection of Metaphysical Short Stories, is a collection of 11 stories. Beyond’s young adult short stories cross cultures and take place in settings from North America to Europe. A metaphysical / religious motif binds the collection, and stories are set in times dating back to 1932—when swing dancing was the rage—to a recent state science competition in New Mexico. “Play” deals with a girl’s attempt to mitigate her feelings about violence in the home; in “Callanish Stones”, a young boy is found on a remote beach in Scotland, barely alive; “Finding Edith Allen” centers on a young woman in search of her birth mother; and “Mont. St. Michel” tells the story of a child raised by a Bishop in France. The stories mix male and female protagonists with families and friends, often in school settings.

I recently wrote a young adult novella, The Mound: During the summer between fifth and sixth grade, Ethan Hinsdale wanted to build a tree house in a tree on elevated ground. He didn't expect to find that his choice turned out to be an ancient Native American Mound.

I have just finished a new adult commercial novel, The Annunciation.

Synopsis:  In Bucharest during the mid 1990’s, a secret, radical group, the Piagnoni, prepare a surrogate to assassinate Pope John Paul II.  In Florence, Italy, a group of religious students from Detroit have joined an Art Restoration Fellowship at San Marco convent to study and assist in the restoration of frescos by the famous painter Fra Angelico.  Two young students in the fellowship, seminarian Finn McNelis and Felician sister Olivia Gianetti, fall in love, testing the commitment they made to their Catholic faith. Meanwhile, their most-liked professor worries about new evidence linking Leonardo da Vinci to the discredited Savaronola, a fanatical 15th century friar revered by the Piagnoni. When Pope John Paul ll visits the San Marco convent to view the newly restored Fra Angelico frescos, Finn heroically thwarts the assassination attempt. The Vatican rewards him with an attractive position, forcing him to make life-altering decisions.

I currently write and paint full time.