James Robar


Biography of James B. Robar

Fiction is my newest form of writing. I have been at it for fifteen years.

I experienced extensive writing in the technical world, during the last twenty-five years of my employment.

I have written many true life-experiences for a national organization my wife and I have served on for the past twenty-two years.

I conducted several training workshops for State employees, using material I developed, during the transistion years to computer utilization.

I am teaching creative writing at the Madison Area Technical College system. I have taught for the past six years.

I was an active member of Toastmaster’s International for over eight years.

I have four full-length Christian novels published. A trilogy and a mystery. I am woring on another mystery. All center on dysfunctional families.

Technical Writing:
I wrote and/or edited User Manuals for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to support the movement from pencils and paper to computer systems.

I spent a year as a fulltime private consultant writing how-to-do-it manuals for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services Computer Operations Offices.

I spent three months as a private consultant writing operations procedures for each shop and office position, for the Wisconsin Packaging Corporation as a forerunner for ISO certification.

True Life Stories:
My wife and I have been members of a national team since the fall of 1984. We have written our life experiences to share with others, during weekend seminars. A team consists of three couples. We have trained several couples, teaching them how to write their experiences and critiquing them.

I run an editing service, for others. I have clients in Wisconsin, Louisiana, and California.

Critique Group Participation:
I am an active member of two monthly critique groups.

Where to find James Robar online


I Don't Like Questions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,850. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Child abuse is at an all-time high. It goes hand in hand with hard economic times. Too many discouraged parents take their frustrations out on those they can bully. It is usually their children and household pets.
Forgiveness Forgives the Forgiver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,280. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Dysfunctional families are all too common and the trend perpetuates into the next generation unless somehow checked. How will Tom Mason deal with years of beatings? How many mistakes will he survive in his early adult life? Is it possible for him to recover? If so, how?
When Conditions are Right
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,820. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Clarice Mason runs from her poor dysfunctional family into the arms of a pompus wealthy lawyer to find happiness in riches.
The RATC Hayseeds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Ernie and Earl, lifetime fishing buddies, enroll in Raddisson Area Technical College. It interferes with their fishing time, until they are given a unique assignment to analyze how to obtain a spouse from a male perspective and also from a female perspective.
Best Friends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
A thriller about people caught up in the desire to find happiness through materialism. It is an extremely addicting character trait and a devasting one. Happiness without God is short termed. 10,000 years from now these people will be screaming for help. No one will.
The Devil Never Sleeps
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
The Devil Never Sleeps and is ever alert to our slightest moment of weakness, will he take advantage of Alex and Timmy's failure to balance their work and marriages? Will he use that small crack to give birth to destruction and entice Alex or Timmy into sin and then even greater sin? Does God love us all? Will He accept us no matter how sinful we have been--if we repent and truly believe?

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