My name is Robert S. Nailor but most people call me Bob. Notice that I placed an "S" in my name. My father's name was Robert and my #4 son's name is Robert so to keep things straight, we had different middle initials. Of course, in the work force there are plenty of Bob's out there and I worked in an accounting department with the boss whose name was Jim and the other three males in the office were all named Bob. So, to make things easier - we somehow got tagged with the first initial of our last name. That meant, there was me, Bob'n, and the other two were Bob'r and Bob'o... or better said, Bobbin, Bobber and Bobbo. But enough of that... besides, I moved on from that company.
I told you I moved on. I retired from the federal government on December 31, 2006 with over twenty years of service. It was during this time I, once more, got the itch to write and started to get my poems and short stories published. Being retired, one would think I should have plenty of time to write, but I actually seem to have less now. So, to make sure that things work out correctly, I attempt to force myself to sit down and write. That isn't always successful, I have too many other things to keep me sidetracked. Today, writing is fun and I find it relaxing — okay, relaxing if I'm not on a deadline. I get to visit those fantastic and strange places in my mind and well, if I don't come back right away, there isn't a boss behind me writing on a pink sheet of paper.
Since you've come to my site I already know that you've seen my works and accomplishments, so I am not going to waste a lot of time repeating that information. Instead, I will tell you tidbits of my life.
I am a resident of NW Ohio with a ranch home snuggled into a quaint wooded acre. I was born in Sioux City, Iowa but my parents moved the family to Ohio in 1953. Most people won't tell you their age but I was born in 1946, so go figure it out. I'm married, have four sons, and currently have ten grandchildren — 7 granddaughters and 3 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren, two each. Another tidbit? I have a set of twin grandchildren (boy and girl) and a set of twin great-grandchildren (girl and boy) so I really feel blessed.
My interests are travel (I have a motorhome, and I do travel), gardening (nothing like fresh canned or frozen from your garden), music, art, cooking (some pretty fancy and unusual stuff) and reading. So where do I travel? I've been in 46 of the 50 states and strangely, Hawaii is one of the states I've visited — obviously, not with the motorhome! I have also visited two of our territories - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. But most of the time, I just enjoy cruising the continental states, enjoying all the wonderful things this country has to offer. Gardening? That's a bit gamey since we live in the country and have the wildlife visiting us constantly — deer, rabbits, racoons, birds, and squirrels. So vegetables don't always make it to harvest, but what does is more than tasty. And there are flowers, too, to keep me busy. Music? I love New Age music and my favorite group is Mannheim Steamroller… and not just because of their fabulous Christmas albums. I was hooked on them before that. I also have created some of my own music which I've been told is pretty good. If you'd like to listen, just click this. My art attempts are nothing spectacular but you might enjoy them, click here if you're curious. These are my 'digital' works. I've never taken any pictures of my oil paintings - a regret that mistake today, having sold several of them over the years. Cooking? Oh, I love to cook. I do gourmet cooking and while with the Boy Scouts, having taught many boys how to cook, I also won quite a few contests with some very original recipes. I also participated with an online group to cook. Check out my 'cooking' website - Epiphany1. As to what I read — a lot of science fiction, fantasy, horror and action adventure. Well, doh! Okay, I also read other genres if it catches my attention, especially since I just started writing Christian. Somebody asked who my favorite author is. I can't pick just one, but if I had to, I guess it would be Edgar Rice Burroughs who I read voraciously in my childhood — say starting about 6th grade (Tarzan series), up through high school (John Carter of Mars series) and into my Navy days as I found obscure books by him as I traveled. I was introduced to J. R. R. Tolkien and his wonderful Middle-Earth world. I also enjoy Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Anne McCaffrey, Melanie Rawn.. and the list could go on and on...
Let's be honest — I'm not all that exciting. Just a writer but I am very glad you visited
my site and hope you come back from time to time to see the new stuff.