Robert Michaels


A little about Robert Michaels

I was born and raised in Texas. I write and have written poetry, short stories, and longer stories. As a child, reading what others had written sparked my imagination.  Saturday mornings, Roy Rogers ruled the airwaves.  Davy Crockett, the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift, competed for my attention.

As I got older, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Earle Stanley Garner, both as the writer of Perry Mason and as A. A. Fair, the author of  Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mysteries, all got read and reread.  Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, added to my favorites.  Nowadays, I have to put Clive Cussler at one of my must reads for shear pleasure.

I have read and enjoyed books, short stories and poetry.  I worked for thirty years.  I am retired from the communications industry and I am married with two grown children and two grandchildren. 

Over the years, I wrote children’s stories, science fiction and mystery short stories.  At first they were for my own enjoyment and for my children.  Then, I tried my hand at the 'professional market'.  I have the rejection postcards to prove it. 

For years after that, I just wrote for pleasure.  Poems for my grandkids and on special occasions.  Original short stories were written at Easter or Christmas.  But, all the while my brain kept writing.

Now, I am giving e-publishing a try.  I have finished work on ‘Dustup’, a science fiction novella.  It is now available for sale on Amazon.  Check the Follow Me page for a direct link to the book.  On the Dustup preview page there is a free look at Chapter One.  There is a link at the bottom of that page also. 

‘Plan B Man’, the first in a series of short stories about a ‘smart, never been caught crook’ Brandon Fields, is also on sale at Amazon.  The series will look into the crime and the crook, but will concentrate on what happens if and when things go wrong.  The link to the story is on the ‘Follow Me’ page. 

I have co-written a children’s story.  ‘Rhyming Pierre and the Pirate’s Gold’ is co-written with my Granddaughter Holly Walker.  She came up with the story idea herself.  We wrote it together.  It is one hundred percent kid tested and kid approved.  We are working on a book sized adventure for Luci and Kelli Wilson and their next door neighbor Danny Newsome.

Every story listed or talked about on my Webpage is available at Amazon.  There are other Robert Michaels on Amazon.  Make sure you get the one the only Facebook friendly ‘Longmire Fans’  Robert Michaels.

Take a look at the web site, I keep it updated every few days.

Thanks for reading..


If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.  

~Toni Morrison

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