Robert M. Call grew up in the Pacific Northwest after his family moved there from Bountiful, Utah. After graduating from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, he studied at various local community colleges as well as the University of Washington and Bastyr University, earning degrees in Graphic Design, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He currently practices acupuncture and panels with physicians for independent medical examinations. Robert and his wife, Emmeline, love to travel and have returned to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to visit her family several times. The setting for The Chronicles of Ryan Chase: Apocalypse Interrupted is based on a fictionalized version of Malaysia, which Robert named the Perhentian Archipelago. Robert was greatly influenced by the fantasy writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. He also enjoys classic and modern science fiction (especially stories with apocalyptic dystopian themes) such as H.G. Wells' Time Machine, Walter M. Miller Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz, and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games novels. This is Robert's first book.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually have a particular book in mind already and then I search for it on my e-reader. Of course, a million other possibilities pop-up and something else might catch my eye, leading to a whole new discovery.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love exploring the city and the surrounding area: music, movies, restaurants, coffee shops and nature. I'm fortunate that my wife and I have similar tastes in that regard and the Pacific Northwest is resplendent with choices.
When 16-year-old Ryan Chase, son of a renowned astrophysicist, is accidentally transported through time by Catholic monks seeking to avert an asteroid disaster using his father's force-field research, the teen must choose between staying and returning to his own time, all but ensuring the destruction of the world.