Freelance writer, historian, educator

Ronna Ross Pennington

Fake News from the Past

Recognizing fake news in the Civil War; Includes story, illustrations, lesson plans (middle school level; expected publication 2020)


College level
​history, Gov., eNGLISH

Let Ronna help you with your writing, research, & educational needs:

HISTORIANCivil rights, Community history, genealogy

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

~ David McCullough, historian

How will you ever get 350 words on that topic? 

Having $350 in your pocket is a lot of money, but a 350 word discussion post really isn't as much work as it sounds. I find that students stress often spend more time stressing over word count than it would actually take to write it. 

Sound like you?

Then, you'd better read on!

  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Ghostwriting
  • Technical Writing/Tutorials
  • ​Web articles/SEO

Student Projects

Helping college history students with semester family research projects

  • College Level Instructor
  • Literature & History Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Activities/Games
  • Online Activities

Current projects

Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate

history SERVICES

Tying it together

The importance of news, history, & writing

journalism, cnf,  seo, news, blogs, 


Suffrage Project

Volunteer writer for national suffragist encyclopedia (publication date 2019)

STUDENT SUCCESS 101: Stress less over discussion posts!

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, editor, and freelance writer, Ronna decided to shift her career focus to teaching by earning a Master of Liberal Arts degree in History and to begin working on a Master of Fine Arts terminal degree in Creative Non-Fiction.  Why? Both degrees accentuate her journalism experience and prepare her to teach others to tell the stories of our past.

As a college educator, she commits to making history & government interesting and relevant for her students. She earned the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate and loves finding new ways to engage her campus and online students.

education SERVICES

what her students say...

  • Community Histories
  • Oral History Projects
  • Genealogy Assistance
  • Lectures/Special Talks 
  • History Publishing