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Robert Dotchin was born in 1951 in Shropshire, England. His father was Scottish, and his mother was half-English and half-Irish. He moved to Canada with his family in 1957 and returned to England in 1967. For thirty-six years, he worked mainly in storage and delivery, after having done nine years in the Royal Air Force. He started civilian life again as a warehouse operative. He was promoted to chargehand and then supervisor. He left to drive a truck for many years. When he was in his fifties, he returned to warehousing and retired when he was sixty, having worked for forty-five years.
He started writing poetry, thrillers, science fiction, and children's stories. He had dozens of ideas for stories but decided to publish a poetry book called A Savored Embrace first. His second book was a thriller called Two Roads to Hell. He is currently writing a children's story called The Upside-Down World and hopes to publish it before the end of summer 2017.
Robert’s wife Denise makes reproduction porcelain dolls and clothes. They have been married for twenty-three years. He has four children and twelve grandchildren, and she has two children and four grandchildren. Two hours of every day is spent walking through the wilds of Bedfordshire with Angel, his black German Shepherd. It’s there that he can witness the sights and sounds of Mother Nature close-up. Sometimes it’s wild, but it’s always beautiful. At weekends the regime is not as bad. He catches up with correspondence and socializing with family and friends. He’s a ruthless card player and became a club master at duplicate bridge. He has a great sense of humor and has always been able to impersonate some of his favorite celebrities.
When he wakes up, it’s as if he’s on a mission which needs his full attention. Of course, the goal is writing. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. That’s why he works seven days a week. He sometimes wakes up and writes down new ideas that he just thought of or dreamt about, which could be a new story or the first one or two lines of a new poem. Inspiration is at its best in the morning. Writing means an endless quest for information, which leads him down new and fascinating roads where he learns incredible facts about the universe, our world and the people in it.