Robert L. Scarry is a modern Renaiscence Man. While working as a construction employee he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and became an educator at every level ranging from fifth grade through college students. He obtained a Ph.D. in Microbiology and was a medical Laboratory Director before founding and serving as CEO of an Indoor Environmental Consulting Company. He is currently retired in Texas and enjoys family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
What motivated you to write a novel?
All my adult life I was around children. I enjoyed telling them Whoppers that made them think and often argue a ridiculous point with their peers. As an example I told a group of fifth graders that I had a pet boa constrictor. It got loose and was living in the wall space of my home. My wife was angry because she feared for our children's safety. Day after day I would tell those fifth graders the escapades related to the snake that wasn't really there. The excitement the tales caused motivated me to tell bigger tales to "bigger" people. The ultimate make believe is a work of fiction, a novel.
What do you read for pleasure?
I especially like stories about animals with human-like characterstics.. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (with Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Mawgli) is my favorite, but Richard Bach's, Johnathon Livingston Seagull, Fred Gipson's, Old Yeller, and Felix Salten's Bambi (I know they're all childrens books) are fun reading.. Sometimes I feel more like a good mystery or something kinda' scary. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code), Davi Baldacci (Last Man Standing), and Edgar Allen Poe (Pit and the Pendulum) meet those cravings. Basically any book that keeps me reading is a pleasure.
Detective Archer Meade having suffered a mobility-limiting gunshot injury is basically desk bound. When called upon to work crime scenes he experiences new approaches through colleges and various other sources. An ex-partner provides spiritual assistance.
Archer Meade is thrust into a world of new technology as he continues a lifetime of police work. The assistance of a diverse group of contributors enlightens him to recognize a modern approach to crime fighting, and dealing with unusual characters..