R. W. Alexander


Bob Alexander, writing under the pen name of R. W. Alexander is a true son of the south. Raised in Alabama, he has traveled throughout the country picking up tidbits of this and that where ever he goes. His books featuring Harlan Banks are the results of having of hours of listening to stories of the Great Depression and letting his imagination run wild.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes vividly. It was about a detective who was between murder cases. When it was rejected by some of the best publishers in the business I was sure that the leading writers if that genre of the time were in cahoots to keep me out of the publishing business.
What is your writing process?
I sit down at the computer and start to write anything my character would find interesting, whether by accident or design. The main idea is to begin writing, because by nature I'm a lazy man and starting anything new is a struggle. After I start the adrenalin starts to flow and my character does the rest of it.
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Where to find R. W. Alexander online


Harlan Banks and the Tullahoma Whistle Stop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Harlan Banks is a hero. He and his dad drive to Tullahoma, Tennessee on a snowy Sunday afternoon in a chopped down 1935 Ford. Before they get to their destination they witness a catastrophic train wreck. Besides the dead, two German spies are alive, whose mission is to infect a town with a stolen chemical virus. Stopping it, that's up to Harlan Banks.
Harlan Banks and the Blind Girl of Shiloh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,920. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Harlan Banks meets a blind girl and her aunt at a National Military Cemetery. It's his job to protect her from a raging forest fire, escaped convicts and from drowning in the waters of the Tennessee river. Oh, her aunt dies.
Harlan Banks and the Pirates of dog Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,940. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics
Harlan Banks, 14 almost 15, is a child of the Great Depression in rural Alabama. Mending from an accident earlier in the year, his parents have sent him to visit his cousin in Florida. In the midst of a hurricane, pirates and multiple kidnappings, he survives another adventure.
Harlan Banks and the Treasure of Jesse James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,560. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Harlan Banks, 14 almost 15, is a child of the Great Depression in rural Alabama. A normal uneventful life was shattered when the search for a long hidden treasure by the outlaw Jesse James 70 years before, led to a mountainside cave. He is not alone in his search, for a drifter has gotten wind of the treasure and he wants it too. What happens when they meet is explosive and deadly.

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