Robb Grindstaff


In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, Robb Grindstaff has written fiction most of his life. The newspaper biz has taken him and his family from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, he’s as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas.

The variety of places he’s lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade his head.
His novels are probably best classified as contemporary southern lit, and he’s had more than a dozen short stories published in a wide array of genres. His articles on the craft of fiction writing have appeared in various writer magazines and websites, and one of his seminars was presented at the Sydney (Australia) Writers Festival. He also has taught writing courses for the Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, and Savvy Authors.

Robb retired from the newspaper business in the summer of 2020 to write and edit fiction full time.

Where to find Robb Grindstaff online

Where to buy in print


June Bug Gothic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,080. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2022 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this collection, june bugs and magnolia trees rest alongside the saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert and the street corner girls of Manila. A “meet-cute” at a speed-dating event follows a story about a persistent suitor who just won’t die. Memories and grief may bring tears or smiles. Rusted old cars bring memories and grief. Sometimes reuniting the head with the body just doesn’t help a bit.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2022 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
An unlikely celebrity with a self-help book becomes a spiritual guru to the Hollywood elite, spawning a cult he wants nothing to do with. Slade becomes a counselor to the celebrity in-crowd—the Shaman to the Stars. While thousands adore Slade, others call him a Svengali or Rasputin-like character who controls and manipulates his clients. One disillusioned fan spends years plotting revenge.
Carry Me Away
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,070. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
For Carrie Destin, a military brat growing up around the world, home is never where you left it. When she learns the injuries she sustained in a car accident will prove fatal before she reaches adulthood, she faces her abbreviated life with a brash attitude and a biting, sometimes morbid sense of humor, racing to experience life before it ends.
Hannah's Voice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When six-year-old Hannah’s brutal honesty is mistaken for lying, she stops speaking. Her family, her community, and eventually the entire nation, are ripped apart by her silence. All she wants is to find her momma, a little peace and quiet, and maybe some pancakes. One word would put an end to the chaos... if only Hannah can find her voice.