Robert Wagoner

Biography

At the age of four, Robert Wagoner watched the live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He then spent his entire childhood following space exploration and dreaming of being an astronaut. A native of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region; he lives with his wife and children in New England, where he works for a technology firm.

Smashwords Interview

If you could address your readers, what would you like them to know most?
I would like to send out my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you who have supported me by reading my books. I know there is a vast choice of titles in the marketplace (and more each day), so I don’t take your support lightly.

10 years ago, I waded into the unknown by releasing 'Call of Destiny', the first book in the series. What an adventure and challenge I had ahead of me! Four wonderful but exhausting years later, I concluded the series with the fourth and final chapter, 'Enemy Within'.

When I started out, I had no expectations as to what would become of my efforts. And when I concluded the series, I went on to other pursuits and just let the series ‘do its thing’ in the marketplace. Except for the occasional sales report coming across my desk, I mostly put it out of mind. This wasn’t because I wasn’t proud of my work. On the contrary. I had just moved on with fond memories of the experience as my reward.

Recently, upon receiving a sales report from my publisher, I realized I had never kept track of just how many books I had sold. Curiosity got the best of me. When I finally did the math—I was stunned! I hadn’t realized just how many people had read my humble stories. I was overwhelmed! I can’t tell you how thankful I am to all of you.
You haven't done much with social media. Have you ever thought about doing more there?
Yes, I actually wanted to explore social media when my series first came out. But the hustle & bustle of just trying to get the series published kept me from such efforts, and distractions afterwards got the best of me. My heartfelt apologies to my readers.

To make amends, I have decided to reach out to my readers as much as I can. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how to do this. I envision posting background information and trivia about the series. I want it to be fun and give readers the ability to ask me questions and such. I'm hoping the background info may give them more insight into what they may have read.

As soon as I have a plan, I will give an update here.
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Series

Books

Enemy Within (One Small Step out of the Garden of Eden,#4)
Series: Call of Destiny, Book 4. Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 103,850. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
From the smoking rubble of war on a faraway planet, the surviving Centauries—our intrepid but haggard band of explorers—emerge. But a new day reveals an unforeseen darkness. Back home, Terrae Solaris is in peril. Risking everything, the Centauries set off on the final leg of their unenviable journey. But no one counted on the one factor that may undo them all: the enemy within.
Exodus (One Small Step out of the Garden of Eden,#3)
Series: Call of Destiny, Book 3. Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 96,790. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Circling a yellow star forty-six light-years from Earth, a barren rock of a planet is coming alive. Lush forests teem with diverse wildlife, Cities are rising into the sky. The Europan Empire is rising from the ashes! And while the Centauries deal with the challenges of their mission, three thousand warships prepare to set off and lay siege to Earth. Can our heroes stop them? Where are they?
Chasing Tyranny (One Small Step out of the Garden of Eden,#2)
Series: Call of Destiny, Book 2. Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 101,800. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The solar system lays ravaged by conflict, and the instability of the Outer Rim threatens the very future of humanity. An opportunity for survival emerges: a dangerous undertaking calling for the Centauries. But the thrown-together mission is fraught with peril. Worse, they must work with the Coverts, a renegade Special Forces team whose leader seems to have his own agenda for the mission.
Call of Destiny (One Small Step out of the Garden of Eden,#1)
Series: Call of Destiny, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,800. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
He set out to find himself. Fate found him instead. High school senior Michael Gillen, living on Earth in the late twenty-fifth century, can’t wait to flee his wretched life! But when he sets out to a military academy to fulfill his lifelong dream of exploring the stars, things go from bad to worse.

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