Bob Spear

Biography

Mr. Spear spent twenty-five years in and around the Military Intelligence business. He has personally trained over 11,000 people in self-defense throughout the world and has authored numerous books and videotapes on personal security and self-defense. As an American pioneer in the Korean art of Hapkido, he is considered one of the world's leading authorities on martial art theory. He holds a 7th Degree Black Belt.

His wife, Barb, and he have owned a bookstore, the Book Barn http://www.abookbarn.com/in downtown Leavenworth since 1981 and in Junction City, KS since 1979. They have four beloved children who have flown their nest. Mr. Spear holds degrees in vocal music, business, and education. He has been a studio guitarist, a vocalist, and a bandleader since the early 1960s, and continues to record and perform with singing, guitar, bass, Native American courting flute, tin whistle, and rhythm instruments. A professional storyteller, Mr. Spear has been on the Kansas Fine Arts Commission's Touring Roster and portrays Buffalo Bill Cody and Burl Ives as a historic performer, http://www.historicperformer.com/

He is also the publisher and chief reviewer for his online book review and book packaging (editing, book designing, book coaching, and project management) companies, http://www.heartlandreviews.com and http://www.sharpspear.com/

Where to find Bob Spear online


Books

Leavenworth: Target for Terror
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Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This 5th installment of the Enos Hobson Leavenworth series is written as a thriller. When the new administration talked about bringing Guantanamo inmates to Fort Leavenworth, many became concerned for the kinds of people their presence might attract. Leavenworth would be a soft target. Read what happens when a terrorist cell comes to town to spring an inmate, running square into Enos & crew.
Trendy Tips For Writers and Publishers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The first year of Bob Spear's popular Book Trends Blog—2009 to 2010—is a compilation of articles and their comments arranged in subject matter order for ready reference.These are filled with helpful, pragmatic tips on how best to write, produce, market, and retail your books. Bob is an experienced, successful author, self-publisher, and independent bookstore owner who speaks from the trenches.
The Dog Days of Summer
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Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Police Chief Dahlquist and Sheriff Dye are retiring and Dye has asked Isaac to run for his office. At the same time, Isaac’s new wife, Brenda, will shortly be delivering their first child. Now, if they can just survive a revenge campaign by the remnant of the outlaw bikers. Enos has finally taken the plunge back into married life with Emily, gaining Kelsey as an adopted daughter.
Border Wars
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Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this 3rd Leavenworth mystery, Allied Army officers who attend our Army's Command and General Staff College come under threat when the officer from India is murdered by a Pakistani bayonet. Protagonist Enos Hobson is hired to clear the Pakistani officer and discover who really did the murder and why before the international incident blows up into war. Meanwhile, Isaac takes on outlaw bikers.
Firebug
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Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,040. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Based on a true incident in Leavenworth’s amazing past, retired Army Intelligence LTC Enos Hobson teams up with his daughter, Samantha, and two genealogy experts to track down a homicidal arsonist (The Firebug) who takes revenge on descendants of the ring leaders of a 5,000-man mob who burnt an innocent man at the stake in 1901. Follow the development of Sheba, the Rhodesian Ridgeback hound.
Quad Delta
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Series: Leavenworth, Kansas Enos Hobson Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,260. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Retired Army Intelligence Lieutenant Colonel, Enos Hobson, is hired to discover what has happened to a $2.5 million family trust of a military widow and her general officer son. Hobson, a severely damaged PTSD victim of the first Gulf War, is faced with an evil Satanic group, Quad Delta, and assisted by a list of fascinating characters, which includes his Rhodesian Ridgeback hound, Sheba.