Ronin James “R. J.” Stanchfield, storyteller, has journeyed through existence, including opposing the war in Vietnam, being a founder of the United States Green Party, and closing not one, but two, nuclear reactors. He was a whistleblower at Shoreham and, a few years later, found the purposely hidden “lost pages” describing the radioactive leak at Brookhaven National Lab’s High Flux Beam Reactor.
Ronin went from heavy industrial construction to two decades of high-end residential design and construction, building mansions in Southampton, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island. During these years, he always made time to get involved in creative projects — whether it was to make a movie or write books.
He has worked for Billboard and the Chelsea Clinton News, and written freelance articles for many of the Hampton’s newspapers, including Dan’s Papers. For Ronin James, writing The Odd Profession of Jeremy Scratch seemed like the next logical step. “I’m going to spend my remaining years writing stories. I have a lot to tell.”
His book, The Odd Profession of Jeremy Scratch, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020.