A published writer for 40-plus years, Bob’s books/page turners from the past include: the novel, The Comeback Kids, St. Martin’s Press; Pen Men “Baseball’s Greatest Stories Told By the Men Who Brought The Game Relief, St.Martin’s Press; V&Me “Everybody’s Favorite Jim Valvano Story, aBooks.” Along with General Henry Hugh Shelton, 14th Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bob created and wrote Secrets of Success “North Carolina Values-Based Leadership” featuring—Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Hugh McColl, Kay Yow, David Gergen, Charlie Rose (photos-Simon Griffiths). Jim Graham’s Farm Family Cookbook For City Folks, a Bob project, sold more than 12,000 copies
Bob’s latest book, Stories I Couldn’t Tell Until My Mother Died is available on Amazon.com or with aBooks at www.storiesicouldnttell.com
Sports Illustrated called Bob’s baseball novel, The Comeback Kids, St. Martin’s Press, “Funny and profane!” Pen Men “Baseball’s Greatest Bullpen Stories Told By The Men Who Brought The Game Relief,” St. Martin’s Press, received excellent reviews from the NY Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Booklist and numerous other national publications.
Bob wrote (with Matt Gaffney) Two For The Show, a film script placing second twice- Baltimore Film Festival and with the SkyFest contest. Bob’s CarTTalk, a humor/golf course review appeared in Pub-Links magazine and was a regular feature with The Charlotte Observer’s charlotte.com.
Numerous Bob pieces have appeared in Sports Illustrated and SI for Kids; he published with TV GUIDE; Field&Stream; Baseball Digest; Golf Digest, North Carolina Magazine; NC State; FORD TIMES; The N&O, The Baltimore Sun. FanFare, a Bob column for sports fans, appeared regularly in The Salisbury Post. Bob was one of three judges for the national 2014 Casey Award which honors the Best Baseball Book of the Year.
Bob wrote for NC State University for thirty four years–news, features, sports, fund-raising events, TV and radio, marketing programs and the Chancellor’s speeches and annual reports.