Robert Monahan


“Dick Francis meets Rod Serling”
ESPN announcer Kenny Rice speaking about Robert Monahan during a radio interview in 2008.

Robert Monahan was born in Newburgh, New York a small town situated along the banks of the Hudson River, and moved to the Bluegrass of Kentucky when he was ten years old. Living across the road from the famed Calumet Horse Farm, he began his love for Thoroughbreds almost immediately. Robert began his writing career in college during the late 60’s, honing his skill during his Air Force years while stationed overseas during the Vietnam War. He found a love for poetry and song lyrics as he started and developed a contemporary folk-music group which won several talent shows during his Taiwanese tour of duty.
The Kentucky Chronicles are a series of novels each of which depict a thrilling sequence of plots including: world travel, murder, kidnap, suspense and lust-filled romance, while employing the beautiful, lush and verdant hills of the Bluegrass area as their home-based setting. Bluegrass Betrayal, the second story in the series, won several awards in 2011 including: honorable mention at the San Francisco Book Festival, finalist in the International Fiction Awards, as well as finalist and winner in the Indie Book Awards.
A graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, Robert holds a computer science degree from the University of Kentucky. An employee of IBM and Lexmark International, Inc. for over 35 years, he is now retired and enjoys a steady writing career. He markets his novels and poetry through bookstores,, and his website

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