About RJS

About Ron J. Suresha

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Ron J. Suresha, an award-winning author and activist whose spiritual travels have included pilgrimages to India, Israel, and Istanbul, has been acquainted with the Turkish folk hero Mullah Nasruddin since his childhood in Detroit, Michigan. During the 1980s, while working as a typographer in various cities around the United States, he lived in an ashram (residential yoga community) where he learned hatha yoga, calligraphy, and many Nasruddin stories. For much of the 1990s, he worked as a freelance proofreader and production editor for publishers of Eastern religious and spiritual books.
Suresha’s nonfiction works include: a 1998 self-published beverage recipé book, Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks (reprinted 2013); an acclaimed 2002 book on the gay and bisexual men’s Bear subculture, Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (revised edition, Bear Bones Books, 2008); and two anthologies, Bi Men: Coming Out (edited with Pete Chvany, Haworth/Routledge, 2006), and Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (Routledge, 2010), both finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. He also authored with Scott McGillivray a 2012 pictorial book, Fur: The Love of Hair (Bruno Gmünder), winner of a Rainbow Book Award for Nonfiction. Most recently he edited and published the acclaimed anthology, Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards. Suresha also writes and edits fiction under the pseudonym R. Jackson.
Suresha is a gay and bisexual men’s Bear community pioneer and the Cofounder and Acquisitions Editor of the Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press, which has published more than 20 titles of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The author resides with his husband in western Connecticut. Discover much more online at:

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“Actually … I’ve seen Ron’s ass and it’s spectacular.”  — Rachel Maddow

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