Ray has been writing both prose and poetry since he was seventeen. What Ray is writing now is very different from what he wrote those so many years ago. All writers and poets are writing out of "the Self" however there are directions that the self speaks into, that change. Now Ray is attempting to put foremost in his work, just who he is writing for. He intends on writing for the everyday man and woman. This is where he aims to make a difference in his creative writing. Ray has read around the state of North Carolina [USA] and Colorado [USA], and is a member or the North Carolina Poetry Society, the Winston-Salem Writers, and The North Carolina Writer’s Network. He has thrice been a ‘Writer-in-Residence” at the North Carolina Center For The Arts and Humanities, at Weymouth, in Southern Pines, NC. He is the father of two adult daughters, and lives in Colorado Springs, USA. He has three books published by Newness Twoness Books, “ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Poems From The ‘Nam,” 2 volume set, 2nd Edition in 03/2019; “23, 18,” 2nd Edition in 02/2020; and “FOR THE LOST AND LOVED,” 2021. He has one other book he is presently seeking publication for: ‘WHITE DOG SPEAKING.” Some of his work has been published in American, Irish, English, and Bali Literary Journals.