Bob Rector has been a professional storyteller for forty years, but his background is primarily in film, video, and stage work as a writer and director.
Bob was one of the pioneers of music videos, first for The Now Explosion and then for Music Connection, which were highly popular nationally syndicated shows that preceded MTV by ten years. He created over 100 films for the top musical artists of the times.
Bob wrote and directed an outdoor-adventure feature film, Don't Change My World, and has won countless awards for nature and sports documentaries.
His original three-act play, Letters From the Front, entertained America’s troops around the world for fifteen years and was the first theatrical production to be performed at the Pentagon. This beloved show, written and directed by Rector, became known as the World's Most Decorated Play.
After decades on the road (and in the air!) Bob finally settled down long enough to write his first novel, Unthinkable Consequences.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The book that brought about my 'literary awakening' was April Morning by Howard Fast about the first day of the Revolutionary War. I was about 14, the same age as the protagonist. Mr. Fast got into my head and my soul, and I was hooked.
How do you approach cover design?
Each reader creates a movie of your book in their own mind as they read. I think it's a mistake to try to depict what your protagonist looks like on the cover or specific scenes. I try to convey the primary elements of the story, just enough to be intriguing.
Kurt Younger doesn't need anything from anybody. Now he's facing a midlife crisis. At the center of it is a sackful of stolen emeralds and a woman. One is worth two million bucks. The other is priceless, a woman who has captured his heart. Paula Taylor is enthralled with Kurt and must forsake all she has known to run away with him to his hideaway island in the Florida Keys or never see him again.
Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant
on Aug. 15, 2013
Yes, you're going to like this book even if you're a guy and even if you're not a boomer. It is a book of universal truths told from the heart of a woman who has faced down many adversities through her faith in God and her belief in herself. These are the lessons she learned in the process, related in a very personal tone that is like she is sitting in the room with you. You will see yourself in many of these stories. You will be moved, inspired and always entertained.