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Ron   has   won   numerous   writing   awards   sponsored   by   such   organizations   as   USA   Book News,   Foreword   Magazine,   and   Independent   Publishers   Book Award.   He   is   a   member   of several   professional   organizations,   including   the American Association   of   Journalists   and Authors,   the   International   Association   for   the   Study   of   Organized   Crime,   Investigative Reporters   and   Editors,   the   Florida   Freelance   Writers   Association   and   the   Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Ron   Chepesiuk   is   an   optioned   screenwriter   and   the   award-winning   author   of   numerous    books   -   three   of   them   optioned   for   movies.   He is   a   two-time   Fulbright   Scholar    to   Indonesia   and   Bangladesh   and   a   former   instructor   in   UCLA's   Extension   Journalism   Department .   His articles,   which   number   in   the   thousands,   have   appeared   in   such   publications   as   FHM,   USA   Today,   Black   Enterprise,   Woman’s   World, Modern   Maturity,   New   York   Times   Syndicate,   Toronto   Star,   Los   Angeles   Times   Syndicate,   Bulletin   of   Atomic   Scientists,    among   others. As   an   expert   in   crime   history,   he   is   a   consultant   to   the   Gangland   TV    series   and   has   been   interviewed   on   numerous   TV   programs, including Discovery , NBC Dateline , Biography , ID , Black Entertainment Television , Starz , and TV 1 . As   a   journalist,   Ron   has   reported   from   more   than   thirty-five   countries,   including   Cuba, Northern   Ireland,   Colombia,   Kenya,   Hong   Kong,   and   Nepal,    and   his   16,000   plus interviews   include   such   luminaries   as   Gerry   Adams,   Yasser   Arafat,   John   Kerry, Jimmy   Carter,   Abbie   Hoffman ,   a   former   president   of   Nicaragua,   and   three   former presidents and two vice presidents of Colombia, South America. In   2010,   Ron   launched   his   publishing   company,   Strategic   Media   Books,   LLC.   As   an independent   U.S.   publisher   of   original   paperback   and   e-book   editions   that   aims   to bring   its   outstanding   publishing   program   to   the   widest   possible   audience,   Strategic Media    Books     publishes    nonfiction    that    includes    true    crime,    biography/memoir, business,   history/current   affairs,   and   lifestyle,   as   well   as   cutting-edge   and   inspirational fiction.    Strategic    Media    Books    also    publishes    a    book    series    titled    Gangsta Chronicles .” This   series   focuses   on   true   and   gritty   stories   from   the   street   and   the   world of crime. Strategic Media Books’ authors have received numerous literary honors and awards, taking many of the industry’s top prizes. t In   addition,   Ron   is   radio   host   of   CRIME   BEAT    Radio   Show.   The   Crime   Beat   show   has   been   on   the   air   since   January   2011   and   has listeners   in   130   plus   countries.   Guests   have   included   Henry   Hill,   Noam   Chomsky,   George   Jung,   Joe   Pistone   ( aka   Donnie   Brasco) and Chris Kyle , American Sniper , among others.