ROBERT E. MURCHISON was born and mostly raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Growing up, his parents and grandparents taught him to appreciate family and history, which are themes that play out in his writing. The main characters in Robert’s novel A Family of Time: A Space Exploration Science Fiction Novel are based on his four children and his late wife, who encouraged him to write the book. He and his children are registered members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. And Robert is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as a launch crew member for the Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. His other pursuits have included being a substitute teacher, a cub master, a scoutmaster, and a historian and honor guard member for Carnie Welch American Legion Post 27.