An avid reader since childhood, Bob began writing during his high school years. He sold his first short story at nineteen, and has been writing ever since. After college and graduate studies, Bob spent his earlier years in Christian ministry and mortgage banking. Writing, however, was never far away,resulting in more short stories, and a non-fiction book.
After his children were grown, Bob began working on novel writing. Reading, however, was never far away. He devoured detective stories by John McDonald, Sue Grafton, John
Kellerman, Robert B. Parker, Jeffery Deaver, Mickey Spillane, and of course the master of the police procedural, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Bob's first published novel, Abducted, has sold not only across North America, but in Europe, Australia, and South Africa. More mystery novels followed, including two featuring an FBI profiler, Gabby Girard, as the main character. Bob lives with his wife and a large black cat near wine country in Southern California and is currently working on the sixth Petrocelli mystery, FEAR.