Bob Jordan

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Bob Jordan was born in 1949 in the midwest. He had a 'Leave It To Beaver' type of childhood. Bob's childhood friends had much to do with his decision to become a writer of books. "I shared the playground with some strange, quirky kids. As I grew older I was never able to leave them behind. Their faces, stories, and laughter hitched a ride into my adult life and have been with me ever since. I had to write about them, they left me no choice!" Bob sums things up this way, "I never grew up, I just got taller."

My books are also in audio and are available here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Unfinished-Business-Audiobook/B00BY7MFE2

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
That's a great question. I grew up in a rural section of Ohio that was filled with lakes, rivers, forest and woods. I had a 'Leave It To Beaver' type of childhood. The kids I grew up with had everything to do with my decision to become a writer of books. I shared the playground with some strange, quirky, funny kids. As I grew older I was never able to leave them behind. Their faces, stories, and laughter hitched a ride into my adult life and have been with me ever since. I have to write about them, they left me no choice! I grew up in an era where imagination was the engine of your entertainment. I can pretty much sum things up this way...I never grew up I just got taller.
When did you first start writing?
I remember that time of my life well. It was the Spring of 1972 and I had enrolled in a Creative Writing class at Pasadena City College. Our Instructor's first assignment was to take a pad and pen and for the next hour sit outside the college somewhere and write down everything you see. I thought he was nuts at first, but later I began to see the method behind his madness. Later that year I began writing poetry and actually had my first poem published in the local newspaper. I also had another one published in a poetry magazine and received a check for seven dollars. I still haven't cashed it.
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Ants and Elephants
Series: Kids I Grew Up With, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Being a sixth grader is a tough job. Mix in being bullied and things can get out of control. Wil is a quintessential 98 pound weakling and doesn't know how to handle the situation, but his best friend, Chloey does. Wil heads for the woods and makes his new residence in a tree house he built. Can he hide forever? Will he face the bully? Find out what happens.

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Smashwords book reviews by Bob Jordan

  • A Decision of Trust on July 18, 2012

    God has used this talented Author to speak to those of us who have found it easier to run from painful past issues than deal with them. This is a delightful love story, but more than just penned words, the message contains a healing salve for broken hearts. Well written Laurean!