Ralph Cissne is the author of Prudence in Hollywood and Other Stories (2019) and the novel Angel City Singles (2018). An award-winning poet, his short stories have appeared in publications such as American Way and Playboy. The poetry collection Don’t Be Shy was published in 2015.

A native Californian, Ralph Cissne grew up in Oklahoma in a military family who encouraged his early interest in creative writing. After graduation from The University of Oklahoma School of Journalism he worked in the advertising agency business for several years then moved to Southern California where he marketed many leading health and fitness brands including StairMaster Sports/Medical Products.

In Los Angeles Cissne hosted poetry and performance art venues, studied stand-up comedy with Greg Dean, improvisation with the ACME Comedy Theatre and creative writing through UCLA Extension.

An avid golfer and lifelong yoga advocate, Cissne authored Will of Golf, Mastering the Mind-Body Connection in 2001. He has edited and published the work of his mentor Frank Natale including Results, Relationships for Life, and The Wisdom of Midlife.

Cissne lives in Oklahoma where he writes and volunteers as a creative life skills mentor. He is a member of The Author’s Guild and a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

For more, visit RalphCissne.com

Other Works

  • Angel City Singles

  • Don't Be Shy

  • Will of Golf