Rob Smith




Denise
3,854 books | 23 friends

Larry S...
180 books | 102 friends

Releanna
928 books | 56 friends

Nancy B...
4,768 books | 51 friends

John Bu...
1,394 books | 2,115 friends

midnigh...
6,515 books | 368 friends

Judy Eu...
66 books | 5 friends

Christi...
2 books | 837 friends

More friends…



Rob Smith

Goodreads Author


born
Youngstown, Ohio, The United States
gender
male

website

genre

member since
October 2010


About this author

Rob Smith lives and writes on Ohio's north coast. He enjoys sailing, and when not working on his novels, he is refurbishing an 1850’s house which was built by a ship’s carpenter turned lighthouse keeper. In addition to his prose, he is also known for his poetry. In 2006 he won the Robert Frost Poetry Award from the Frost Foundation in Lawrence, MA. He holds an undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and master and doctoral degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary.

To learn more about the author, visit his website at: SmithWrite.net


Last month I had a book release event at the Lakewood Public Library near Cleveland. I told the people gathered that, as an author, it's rewarding to find my novels on the shelf of such a fine library. I then added the corollary, there's nothing more depressing than going to a fine library where my books are still sitting on the shelf. Shouldn't they be checked out with a waiting list?!

Last nig... Read more of this blog post »
2 likes · Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on May 06, 2011 09:15 • 114 views • Tags: book-clubs, feedback-for-authors, ohio, writing
Average rating: 4.20 · 128 ratings · 42 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Shrader Marks: Keelhouse
4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hogwarts, Narnia, and Middl...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
McGowan's Return
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
McGowan's Pass
4.78 of 5 stars 4.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sand Dollar Island
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
McGowan's Call
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hogwarts, Narnia, and Middl...
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
McGowan's Retreat
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Night Voices
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cultural Perspectives on th...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Rob Smith…
McGowan's Call McGowan's Retreat McGowan's Return
The McGowan Series (3 books)
by
4.363636363636363 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 33 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Rob's Recent Updates

Rob Smith is now friends with Tom Leclair
My Life in the Cleveland Zoo by Adam A. Smith
" I thought the rodent episodes might be too over-the-top. He clearly liked the people he knew in those years, quirks and all. "
My Life in the Cleveland Zoo by Adam A. Smith
"In an era when writers all too often divide one book into three parts to be published separately, here is the complete opposite: three books published as one, resulting in the single volume memoir, My Life in the Cleveland Zoo. Inside, you will en..." Read more of this review »
Rob Smith added
My Life in the Cleveland Zoo by Adam A. Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shrader Marks by Rob Smith
McGowan's Return by Rob Smith
McGowan's Call by Rob Smith
McGowan's Retreat by Rob Smith
Vote on this list »
Rob Smith made a comment in the group What can you tell me about....?Dickens' racism topic
" British society was (and to some extent) still is very stratified by class. Consider that Parliment is divided into the "House of Lords" and the "Hous ...more "
Rob Smith rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Three Breaths by Nancy Brady
Three Breaths
by Nancy Brady (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I especially like the concept of haiku reduction. Reading them aloud is like a guided meditation.
Shrader Marks by Rob Smith
" Darlene wrote: "I have traveled pei, Newfoundland, Nova scotia, arctic Alaska, and I imaged what I saw in Alaska with keel house! Great experience for ...more "
Rob Smith made a comment on his profile
4405229
" If you'd like to have any of my books, I'd be happy to send along a copy. It looks like you are a reader and a reviewer. That's a great plus for any a ...more "
More of Rob's books…
744 What can you tell me about....? — 594 members — last activity Dec 10, 2014 09:19AM
Since we hear about certain writers, and haven't read them yet, this is the place to ask "so what about...?" or "of all her/his books, where should I ...more
3110 Visible Voice Books — 51 members — last activity May 19, 2014 08:23AM
Visible Voice Books is the sweetest spot for books in Cleveland since George Washington invented sugar here in 1873. We've got just about everything, ...more



Comments (showing 1-3)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 3: by Rob

Rob Smith If you'd like to have any of my books, I'd be happy to send along a copy. It looks like you are a reader and a reviewer. That's a great plus for any author trying to build a platform. Thanks.


midnightfaerie Thanks for the add! I look forward to discussing books with you!


message 1: by Nancy

Nancy Brady His new book is out: Shrader Marks: Keelhouse. It's two books for the price of one. It contains an updated version of Night Voices and its sequel, Keelhouse. When I started reading Keelhouse, I could not put it down, staying up way past my bedtime. The updated version of Night Voices is well worth the re-read, but if you haven't read Night Voices, you won't miss a thing because they are now together!


back to top