Rob Gilchrist


Born on October 16th in Waco, TX Rob has since lived in more than 20 cities over his childhood giving him multitudes of experiences to draw from. In 7th grade he got hooked on Stephen King, and his love of storytelling spiraled outward. Currently living in Arkansas, he is at work on the second book in the Tides series.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I'm a huge Stephen King fan. His Dark Tower series isn't just my favorite, it was the inspiration for my own series. King's ability to write characters that you can love, pity, and hate in one breath is what makes his books memorable.
Jonathan Mayberry's Joe Ledger novels are fantastic, my favorite of the series is The King of Plagues, a book that puts so much emphasis on villainy, and creates a subculture to itself.
Dean Koontz's The Face of Fear is a fantastic crime/paranormal story that ends with one of my favorite chases of all time.
1984 by George Orwell changed my outlook on books as a kid. Orwell made the mundane terrifying.
Once I started the A Game of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, I blew threw the entire series. Fantastic clash of mythologies.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My father worked as a Wal-Mart store manager and as a kid we moved on average about once a year. I've lived up and down the central US along with a stint in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not only are the people different in any city, but the break up of architecture and rural VS the urban landscapes broadened my outlook on the world. There are so many different viewpoints available, and I was lucky enough to grow up seeing more than most.
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Tides of Shadow
Price: Free! Words: 131,790. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Mankind lays scattered after the Greek gods return to earth. The oceans are poison, and the world is dying. But, touched by the gods, Eric Stowe follows the directions of a voice in his head in search of a key to the future. Accompanied by a lone wolf and the saber on his hip, Eric moves along the east coast in search of the Dead City. He is not alone in his search; and the only currency in this w

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apocalypse    fantasy    gods    vampire    war    wasteland    zeus    zombies