Robert S. Mellis

Biography

Born in Scotland. Moved to the U.S. at age 20, in 1961 and spent most of his working life in some form of newspapering.... mostly as an editor or publisher. Took early retirement in 2000 and set sail with his wife, Jo, aboard their 30-foot sailing cutter. He and Jo sailed for 15,500 miles until 2007 when they sold the boat and moved aboard a 34-foot motor home. They now land cruise during the summer (Alaska in 2010, Newfoundland and the Maritime Provinces in 2011.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read Old Man and the Sea, by Hemingway as a boy and it held me in its arms and left me feeling the power of words.
How do you approach cover design?
I spent part of my professional life as a graphic artist and graphic designer. So the cover design is the most fun part of preparing a book. This is where I let my imagination soar.
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Where to find Robert S. Mellis online


Books

Now, We Begin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A strategy for baby-boomers to grab life, have fun, and make a difference in our world. The reader is transported to the farthest corners of the world. They are exposed to the tribal and cultural eccentricities of Namibia in Africa, and to the unique cultures of Cambodia, Vietnam and Bhutan.

Smashwords book reviews by Robert S. Mellis

  • Touring Washington DC on Dec. 16, 2011
    (no rating)
    Very impressive and complete.
  • Rubbish on Jan. 09, 2012

    Sorry. This just doesn't work. The good news it it only 800 words long!