Bob Rogers is the author of the historical novels First Dark and The Laced Chameleon, which earned critical acclaim from Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Review, and Baltimore Examiner.
He is a meticulous researcher, known to spend extra time, magnifying glass in hand, deciphering 18th and 19th century handwriting for “just the facts, ma’am.” Bob, a former U.S. Army captain and combat leader during the Vietnam War in Troop A, 1/10 Cavalry, finds his topographic experiences useful in field research. If not closeted in libraries or museums, you are likely to find him walking centuries old rice fields, battlefields, or in a canoe following the river trails of his characters.
Bob is a member of the Organization of American Historians and his favorite places to write include his studio, parks, beaches, airplanes, and libraries.
During and after his thirty-three-year sojourn at IBM, Bob created and taught gratis computer classes for under-employed youth (Norfolk, Virginia) and senior citizens (Charlotte, North Carolina) caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.
When not making desserts for neighbors, we see him frequently at baseball games and concerts of the symphony. Bob tends his flowers, okra, and tomato plants in Mérida, Yucatán, México.
His Alma Mater is South Carolina State University, and he studied creative writing at the University of Maryland.