Author Archives: Bob

About Bob

Bob has been a writer all his life. He has had to do many other things to buy groceries and make his car payments, but most of these things have involved writing, in one genre or another.

Inspiration – Manila Bay

In one of my last posts I talked a little bit about inspiration from my home, my previous work travel, and my family. I’d like to say a few words about inspiration from more current travel in this post. I’ve … Continue reading




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Find it at Smashwords.com

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Inspiration for Smugglers in Paradise series

A reader recently asked me what was the inspiration for my SMUGGLERS IN PARADISE series. This might be a good topic to talk about in a couple of blog posts. I’ll start with book one – GAME OF WIT AND … Continue reading




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One Fish, Two Fish, Big Fish, Little Fish – Silver Dawn by R. Scott Tyler

The release day has finally come for the second book in the SMUGGLERS IN PARADISE series, “ONE FISH, TWO FISH, BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH – SILVER DAWN.” I have a bit of work to do on the paperback version yet, … Continue reading




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Friendship and the age of Social Media

I just read a very interesting article called “The Limits of Friendship” from The New Yorker. Here’s a quote from the article¬†that hit me profoundly: “With social media, we can easily keep up with the lives and interests of far … Continue reading




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We all need more good news

Do you ever get tired of reading bad news? Or even more than tired… anxious, afraid, depressed, disallusioned, angry, and disspirited? I’ve known for some time that this is the very reason I would rather watch SpongeBob than the evening … Continue reading




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On Journaling, or “My Diary”

When my mom passed in 2014 she left a legacy of acceptance, trust, and love. She also left twnety seven journals, hand-written on the front and back of every page. I always knew she journaled. She didn’t keep it a … Continue reading




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