Robert J. Smith
Bob Smith grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After graduation from high school, he spent two years at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, before joining the Navy. During his time in the Navy he met and married his future wife, Barbara Williams. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he went into the aluminum products business with his father in Hot Springs.
In the early 1980s, Bob sold the business and went back to college at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where he received a business degree with a major in accounting. Soon after graduation in 1985, Ouachita Technical College, in Malvern, Arkansas, hired him to teach math and accounting. During those years he commuted to Henderson State in the evenings, where he earned a master’s degree in business.
Bob retired from teaching in May 2000. His first book, “The Left Side of Reality,” was published in 2013. He and Barbara live in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, where Bob enjoys golf, writing, and being active in his church. They have two children and six grandchildren. Their son, Greg, and his wife, Sue, live in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and their daughter, Sharon, and her husband, Robert, live in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
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No Greater Love
by Robert J. Smith
In 1899 two boys, James and Eddie, accidentally set Eddie’s house on fire and blame an unsuspecting black man, Jesse. Inflamed by the boys’ account of the fire, Eddie’s father enlists four brothers to help him run down Jesse and lynch him. He takes refuge in a swamp, and the brothers follow him. Danger awaits everyone who wanders into the swamp and the chase rushes to a deadly conclusion.
The Left Side of Reality
by Robert J. Smith
Steve Pearce is a mildly successful accountant with a beautiful wife, great son, and everything to live for. Suddenly, his life is torn apart. How will he recapture the life he’s lost? Where are his wife and son? Who is this strange woman who claims to be his wife and is this young child he doesn’t remember really his daughter?
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