Robert Tell's award winning fiction, poetry, columns, articles, and creative non-fiction have appeared in many periodicals. He has a growing catalogue of published books including works of fiction, memoir and poetry. "The Witch of Maple Park (Harry Grouch Mystery Series #1)," is an Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Finalist, and First Runner-Up in their Ebook Fiction category. It is compelling fiction inspired by a true story. "Thirsty Planet," was a finalist for the prestigious Montaigne Medal award for thought provoking writing. "Dementia Diary" describes the emotional reality of being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia, and of dealing with caregiver burnout. "Nanobe (Harry Grouch Mystery Series #2)" is a hospital based medical thriller based on Tell's years as a hospital CEO and Public Health executive. Robert Tell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Columbia University. He now lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and winters in Boynton Beach, Florida. Tell is grateful that his parents didn't name him "William." He last saw snow in 2004.
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Nanobe, A Harry Grouch Mystery
When 6 hospital patients die mysteriously from Rapidly Progressive Dementia, Harry Grouch is hired to investigate the cause. Is it a biological accident involving a new and mysterious pathogen, or is it murder using a unique murder weapon, a nanobe: a tiny organism that may or may not be alive but, if living, would be the smallest form of life, 1/10 the size of the smallest known bacteria?
The Witch of Maple Park (A Harry Grouch Mystery)
An Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize finalist and 1st Runner Up for Ebook Fiction. This compelling fiction is inspired by the true story of an 1843 accused axe killer branded as the "Witch of Staten Island." In 1993, history is reimagined with the accused killer re-branded the "Witch of Maple Park." Surprise awaits as our dour private eye unravels the astonishing parallels in the two tales.
Police Story (and Other Spooky Story Poems)
Read these lighthearted verse adventures out loud on Halloween, around the campfire, or anytime just for fun. A Werewolf stalks New York in "Police Story." "Gorfagog" is a thirty-ton monster frog. "Why the Willow Weeps" explains the mythological origins of the weeping willow. "Higby Hyscorer," is off to the moon again. And in "Halloween Golf," a skull is found in the bunker at the 14th hole. Enjoy
The Medical Director's Divorce and Other Stories
A baby with breast cancer? A disgruntled morgue attendant! A medical chief who self-destructs! Today's complex hospitals are places where life and death events occur around the clock, where love affairs happen, where ambition gets thwarted, and where greed and ego can motivate action—just like in other human activities. This is a collection of dramatic tales about hospital staff. And much more.
Dementia Diary, A Caregiver's Journal
For 15 years, Robert Tell was his widowed Mom's caregiver as her mind and personality disappeared into the fog of dementia. He tells the tale with compassion and humor in this full length, fast moving memoir. His lesson: Caregiver burnout can be helped.
If you are watching your loved one vanish into the sinkhole of Alzheimer's Disease (or another dementia), "Dementia Diary" will lift your spirit
Thirsty Planet, A Novel
In 2121 Moss Leder flees across Canada one heart-pounding step ahead of his enemies. Earth is in trouble. People kill for drinking water. Leder's innovative time booth holds the key to the planet's renewal. His enemies fear his scheme will destroy their black market water cartel and try to stop him. An epic battle in the ancient tunnel under the Detroit River determines his destiny, and Earth's.
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Smashwords book reviews by Robert Tell
- Meditations: Between the Light and the Storm
on Aug. 28, 2012
This is a remarkable little book whether you currently meditate, would like to begin, or just enjoy reading tranquil and lovely prose with a focus on the natural world. Marcia Borell's language is superbly crafted to meet all of these needs. It is a beautiful prose poem from beginning to end.