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Rob Dircks

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Rob Dircks is the Audible bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla? and The Wrong Unit , and a member of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). His prior work includes the anti-self-help book Unleash the Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less , and a drawerful of screenplays and short stories. Some of these sci-fi short stories appear on his original audio short story podcast Listen To The Signal, also narrated by the author.

Rob's a big fan of classic science fiction, and conspiracy theories (not to believe in them, just for entertainment.) When not writing, he's helping other authors publish their own work with Goldfinch Publishing, writing and designing for the award-winning ad agency he own
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Rob Dircks I've always been fascinated by Nikola Tesla, and the strange mystique surrounding his life and work, and in particular an article I read about his…moreI've always been fascinated by Nikola Tesla, and the strange mystique surrounding his life and work, and in particular an article I read about his "secret journals" that the FBI allegedly took after he died. And I've always loved sci-fi. And I knew at some point I wanted to write a comedy about a normal guy stuck in extreme circumstances.

So at some random point (probably at around 6am, in that weird half-sleep creative time before I realize I have to get the hell out of bed), they all came together, and I said "What if some slacker security guard discovers the lost journal of Nikola Tesla?" And boom. There is was -- Where the Hell is Tesla?(less)
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There’s nothing like waking up to a deal, am I right? Like that time you practically STOLE that Spice Shelf from Bed Bath & Beyond for only five bucks, and you walked out into the parking lot on a cloud, like you were Master of All Deals.


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Lucinda Dear Rob,
Thanks for acepting my friend request! I am looking forward to reading "Where the Hell is Tesla? (Part One)".
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