Darrell Grob

Biography

As a writer, I like to keep things light. My travel books (always G-rated) are fun and informative. I like to think that I present my area of interest from a different point of view. My fiction can be intense at times, with colorful characters in interesting situations. And I'm not kidding when I say they're R-rated. They are for mature adult readers ONLY. Women and men can enjoy them equally.

My career background is in business management, sales, sales management, business development strategies, and corporate soft skills training. I was also what you could call a professional change instigator. (aka, shit disturber with a purpose.)

I must admit, to say I'm retired is somewhat of a lie. I'm as busy now as ever with things I enjoy a helluva lot more than wearing ties and making sure my wingtips are polished, not to mention putting up with other people's shit. My wife, Lisa, and I have been full-time, active, cruising boaters for six years. We've been all over the Eastern Seaboard, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, the Western Rivers, The Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Keys. It's a great life. We're very fortunate.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information about us and what we have done, including over 1,000 pictures, go to www.whyknotonthegreatloop.com, which focuses on our exploits, and www.theonboardlife.com, which is more about the lifestyle. They're active and updated frequently.

Email darrell.grob@gmail.com
Twitter @skipperdarrell

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The characters! I love my characters, and I know each one of them intimately. They're friends. Everytime I need a little boost, I sit down and write a little dialog with Carol, Monica, Marie, or any of them. It's a great experience.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a little kid I wrote short "radio scripts" that I read and recorded on a tape recorder. There were short stories, mini-monologues, and even a few commercial parodies. The Unconventional Affairs series started as me finally writing down an idea for a scene that I had for decades.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Darrell Grob online


Books

Tough Cookie Part 3 of The Unconventional Affairs Trilogy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marie “Tough Cookie” Kessel, a gung-ho member of the Coast Guard, thought she had it all. Then she met Mark. She wanted him even more. But there were obstacles in the way: confusion, doubts, even the pall of death. It looked hopeless. Would they fulfill their destiny? It's an Unconventional Affair. Rated R for mature adult readers.
Tangier Part 2 of The Unconventional Affairs Trilogy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In Tangier, young, nerdy, geek Monica had no one to love or to love her. But she got to go a Las Vegas convention where she met mysterious hot Gabe. He stole her heart, and love at first sight blossomed. And there were wonderful secrets revealed. But the oppressive shadow of a bitter woman threatened everything. It's an Unconventional Affair. Rate R for mature adult readers.
The Unconventional Affair Part 1 of The Unconventional Affairs Trilogy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,860. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Middle-aged Carol thought she was washed up romantically. Abused early in life, her confidence damaged, she surrendered to what she thought was her fate. That was until she met Doug at a big Las Vegas convention—everything changed. But her troubled past resurfaced to try to destroy her and Doug's love. It's an Unconventional Affair. Rated R for mature adult readers.
Outside the Channel Volume 1 Just Hangin’ Out
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Life cruising on a boat is a fun and adventurous way to live. There's always something fun and interesting to see and do. Outside the Channel Volume 1 Just Hangin’ Out is a collection of quick takes on the things we experience during a recent cruising season. With everything from the importance of a great hat to binging on the best donuts in Canada, Outside the Channel is a great read.
Pickleball Is For Lovers: The World's First Pickleball Themed Romance Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Rated R for mature adult readers. Pickleball Is For Lovers – The World's First Pickleball Themed Romance Story. Beautiful, single mom, Natalie, got tricked into going to a pickleball party.There she met Rick, the country club tennis pro. He turned her world upside down not only romantically, but athletically as well. Her life was never the same. Hot! Fast! Fun! Very R-rated for mature readers.
Our On Board Life -- A Love Story About Two Rookie Boaters Living the Dream, Loving the Lifestyle, and Learning Everything from Scratch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,910. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
It is rare when someone gets to actually live their dream, but Skipper Darrell did! Follow him, along with his wife, on their good ship Why Knot, as they cruise America's Great Loop, America's greatest boating adventure. It's not a guide book or travelogue, but a collection of the best stories of their adventure.

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