About Ray Palla

Ray put three decades into a commercial broadcast career. He anchored two top-rated Texas radio news desks.

His books, KRILL AMERICA, SIMPLE TRIPLE STANDARD, and H have 5-Stars on Amazon.

During his journalism career, Ray interviewed astronauts who walked on the moon like Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and the late Neil A. Armstrong. Ray recalls that “those two, like school kids,” sparred over who spoke the first words on the moon. “Aldrin still contends that he said something about a soft landing just seconds before Armstrong famously reported to Houston that the Eagle had landed.”

U.S. Senators, Governors, Mayors, and a host of other influential notables interviewed with Ray (and they all called him ‘Ray’). His “on and off-the-record” dialogs invoked hundreds of musicians, actors, comedians, sports legends, and daily-dozens of down-to-earth people to speak up or speak out. From those conversations, Ray learned the art of telling a compelling story.

Palla recently said, “I was too young and naïve to grasp the ‘forever impact’ of some of them. Like Willie Nelson. I just hope that a piece of Willie’s greatness shines out through me, as a result of my quest to peer into how his success came to be. What an incredible influence some men and women ‘troubadour’ into future generations! I admire those who do.”

Mr. Palla also boasts awards for several national advertising campaign jingles for customers that include Ford, Purina, and Exxon.

Ray Palla’s Books

H: Infidels of Oil

After a rudimentary H-bomb erupts half-a-world away in a Middle-Eastern oil field, global war appears imminent. Cultural beliefs and raw cowboy personalities fatally clash when terrorists smuggle several obsolete Soviet hydrogen weapons into west Texas. Their mission is an all-out nuclear-radiation assault on American oil fields. This border breach threatens to permanently poison vast strategic… [Read More]

Simple Triple Standard

This story is about how every day we are affected by standards, whether we perceive their presence or not. “The Real Official, Almost True Backstory for Modern Commercial Radio” is fiction with a lot of truth hiding in the wings. If you’ve ever lived in a small town or close-knit community, you know about double… [Read More]

Krill America

This novel is an essay on human interaction when people are thrown together and forced to work toward a common goal, although they have little in common and would likely not (of their own volition) ever choose to be connected to each other. It’s the story of struggle and the measure of man’s success. An… [Read More]


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