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Robert has always had an active imagination, which he usually expressed in drawings and doodles, but it wasn't until 2007 that he actually started putting pen to paper (letters to laptop really).
Robert started out writing short stories with little life messages in them. He finished his first full length novel, The Bully Affect, in 2008, the focus of which was also a life lesson. Bullying.
A writing contest was the inspiration for his novella, The Tombstone Stranger. Written in less then two weeks and told from the prespective of a young boy growing up in the wild west the narration proved quite challenging.
"To talk with a drawl or accent is one thing, but to write that way was a lot harder then I thought it would be, but I think that is part of the charm of the story," Robert says.
His next novel, Zoey Zimmerman and the Zombie Pigeon, was nearly two years in the making. This tale of a young girl that can talk to animals also has a fundamental life lesson at the heart, friendship.
"I really enjoy writing stories for young readers. If you can keep their interest with a good story and sneak in some important messages all the better."
Robert resides in Glendale, Arizona with his beautiful wife Jennifer, step-daughter Ashley, son Branden and daughter Emma.
on Oct. 06, 2014 :
This book was a great read, and well written.
(reviewed long after purchase)