When you read my stories, I want you to think unique thoughts and I want you to feel powerful emotions. But mostly, I want you to experience a vivid and unbroken reader’s dream.
The Business Side
- Rob Mahan Books – my personal brand as an author
- Marietta Book Works – my publishing company
- An Irish Miracle – my first novel, published in the Spring of 2012
The Personal Side
In addition to writing, creating custom furniture and working with a volunteer organization developing local non-motorized trails are my main avocations. Linda and I enjoy bicycling, motorcycling, dancing, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and a glass of wine (or two) most evenings.
Along with family and friends, I also love Miniature Schnauzers in particular, and dogs in general. My elder writing companion, sweet Bandit, passed peacefully in my arms in early 2015. Now tasked with the work of two, Murphy has admirably picked up his game.
DREAM : DESIGN : DO – The need to produce something for others to use and enjoy has always been strong in me. I’ve designed manufacturing tools, built furniture and websites, and now I’m writing novels and short stories. Some will be inspired by my Irish heritage and country upbringing, some by my fascination with engineering and science, and some by my vivid–and sometimes dark–imagination. The stories from that last bit will likely scare all of us.
We’ve lived in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, California, and now we’re back in Michigan. From the progression of the first four states, you might guess that I don’t like being cold. But the pull of family is strong. After all, nothing is more important than the people (and the pups) we hold dear in our hearts.
All the best,