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Bob Mayer is a West Point graduate, former Green Beret and a New York Times Bestselling Author. He has sold over five million books. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing.

Bob reads whatever his wife tells him to read-- she's a voracious reader and has wide-ranging tastes as my reviews show. He reads a lot of nonfiction, mostly for research. Lately he's been reading a lot about Kennedy and the Cuban Missile crisis for his second Presidential book. Some of his favorite books of all time are Lonesome Dove, Mystic River, LOTR, and an array of science fiction classics including the Foundation series. His house is covered with books, although he finally broke down and started reading eBooks, strangely enough on his iPhone. Since he ca
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Bob Mayer I write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I…moreI write about things that interest me and I'm passionate about the theme. In my nonfiction, I focus on things that will help people. In fiction, I like exploring possibilities, especially that of the human mind.

For my wife and I, our hobby is story and characters. We study it all the time. (less)
Bob Mayer Yes. People I served with and sometimes those who I don't know. They like the fact that I portray things relatively realistically and focus on the…moreYes. People I served with and sometimes those who I don't know. They like the fact that I portray things relatively realistically and focus on the dark side of the job. Of course one of our mottoes was "hurry up and wait" and you can't really put that in a novel or you lose your reader.(less)
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Just finished reading this and it brought back a lot of memories as I am a classmate of Gail's. We also ran on the marathon team together.

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