Ronald Arthur Vennor Morris was born near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire on 19 September 1877, the older brother of fantasy writer Kenneth Morris. Ronald left school at sixteen and went into business, working in London, after leaving Christ's Hospital. In 1898 he married Eliza Augusta Jevons (1858-1945), the daughter of a solicitor who was nineteen years his senior. They had one daughter, Eileen Mary Vennor Morris (1900-1972). The family lived in London through the 1910s, but by 1930 had settled in Hove. Ronald contributed occasional articles and poems to theosophical publications, but The Lyttleton Case is apparently his only work of fiction. R.A.V. Morris died of prostate cancer, at the age of 66, at a nursing home in Brighton, on 30 November 1943.