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Bob Rich

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I was born in Hungary, but at a very young age. Before I turned 14, my stepfather transported me to Australia for the term of my natural life. This was to prevent a murder (his or mine, depending).
This story is the basis of my award-winning biography, Aniko: The stranger who loved me.
Also, my novel Ascending Spiral is based on my personal experiences, fictionalised to protect the guilty.
Thanks to a number of angels, such as a school principal, and a scoutmaster and his wife, I got my act together and did well.
I have retired 5 times so far, from 5 different occupations, but still working as an author (17th book was published in June, 2018: http://bobswriting.com/hitandrun.html ), editor, environmental activist, and professional grandfather.

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Bob Rich I've just taken on a major editing job: a book about the wonderful Thai alternative to the global economy that is driving us toward extinction.

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I've just taken on a major editing job: a book about the wonderful Thai alternative to the global economy that is driving us toward extinction.

My ongoing current project is "The Art of Writing: An editor's advice on creating page-turner fiction and effective nonfiction."

But this has taken a backseat, because recently it led to a fun science fiction book with no title yet:

Bill doesn't know that he has superpowers. All he knows is that aliens have tried to abduct him three times so far.(less)
Bob Rich I'll take this to refer to the one I am writing. I've been working on a self-help book for writers, and started the chapter on how to bring characters…moreI'll take this to refer to the one I am writing. I've been working on a self-help book for writers, and started the chapter on how to bring characters to life. I made up a couple of examples -- and they demanded to continue. So, I am having fun with a new story.(less)
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I haven't visited Goodreads for a while, but the result is a new book I've just published.

Guardian Angel is my entry to Amazon UK's "Storyteller contest." For the present, I have listed it at the minimum price possible, which is 99 Australian cents, or 75 US cents.

My beta readers have all been very enthusiastic about the final version, which is about the 50th revision. :)

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"At fourteen-years-old, Chuck had had enough with the mountains of trash life has dumped on him. His rage ignited and he plowed a stolen vehicle through a group of young children, a cross guard and narrowly missed eighty-four-year-old Sylvia Kryz i..." Read more of this review »
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"Most normal people feel horrified and sickened by a senseless crime, particularly one committed against defenceless children. The crime in Bob Rich’s book ‘Hit and Run’ is one such act of savagery and one that cries out for justice. Where this sto..." Read more of this review »
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