Ron Hall centered his life around a successful career as an international art dealer and a passion for his Rocky Top ranch on the Brazos River. All of this changed dramatically in 1998 as a result of an encounter he had with a man in the homeless shelter where Ron and his wife Deborah had begun volunteering two weeks earlier. This life-changing encounter, since featured on many television and radio shows, inspired Ron to write his first book Same Kind Of Different As Me—a story of hope and redemption. The word-of-mouth hit became a New York Times platinum bestseller and stayed on that list for more than three-and-a-half years.
In 2007, President Bush appointed Ron to the State Department Cultural Property Committee to advise the President on diplomatic matters regarding international art and antiquities. He served through December 2011.
Ron is also a screenwriter and producer of the new movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME. He recently published the children’s version of Same Kind Of Different As Me, known as Everybody Can Help Somebody. Ron and his wife Beth reside in Dallas where they direct the Same Kind of Different as Me Foundation.