Ron Base has had a long and varied writing career. He has travelled all over the world and interviewed everyone from John Wayne and Henry Fonda to Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Jane Fonda, and Clint Eastwood.
He has written for newspapers, magazines, and the movies. He’s lived in Paris, Rome, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and—oh, yes—Florida.
As a journalist Base wrote pieces for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, and TV Guide. For several years he wrote about movies for Canada’s Toronto Star, the country’s largest circulation newspaper.
He is also the author of a book about the history of movie stardom published in the U.S., Britain, and Canada called If The Other Guy Isn’t Jack Nicholson, I’ve Got The Part.
Ron Base’s theatrically released features include First Degree (1995), a thriller, starring Rob Lowe and Leslie Hope; The Last Sign (2005), a supernatural fantasy starring Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth; White Light (1990), a romantic mystery starring Martin Kove.
He is constantly reminded that he was one of the writers of Heavenly Bodies (1984), a workout movie with music that is much more famous than it should be.
He has also worked on film projects with film-making legends John Boorman and Roland Joffé.
In 2010, West-End Books introduced The Sanibel Sunset Detective, the first in a series of mystery novels set on Florida’s Sanibel Island, featuring private detective Tree Callister. There are now six novels in the series.
Base was born and raised and educated in Canada. He and his wife Kathy divide their time between a house in Milton, Ontario, just outside Toronto, and Fort Myers, Florida, so he can be close to Sanibel Island where his detective hero resides.