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 Tell. He last saw snow in 2004. His 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. "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. "Stradella's Revenge (Harry Grouch Mystery Series #3)" retells the legend of Italian composer Alessandro Stradella's 17th Century assassination from the point of view of a modern murder mystery. In "Deep Pockets (Harry Grouch Mystery Series #4)," Detective Grouch busts up an international Mafia controlled scam bilking millions of dollars through fraudulent medical malpractice lawsuits. "Thirsty Planet" was a finalist for the prestigious Montaigne Medal award for thought provoking writing. It was recently translated and released in China by a Chinese publisher. "Dementia Diary, A Caregivers Journal" uses compassion and humor in a memoir about caring for a loved one with dementia.