A long-time resident of Brasstown, North Carolina, Bob Grove grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Kent State University and his Master of Science at Florida Atlantic University. He has taught courses in English, journalism, and creative writing as well as the sciences and psychology. Bob is a former ABC-TV public affairs director and program host, and is now a popular speaker and reader.
Founder and publisher of Monitoring Times magazine, he has published eight books and hundreds of articles in sixteen magazines. Most recently, he has written a mystery novella, his memoir, a collection of children’s stories, some flash fiction, and a little poetry.
Bob was awarded a 2013 gold medal in the Cherokee/Clay County Silver Arts writing competition for his fiction story, The Visitor, and has recently had his memoir, Misadventures of an Only Child, published for Amazon Books; you can preview it for free at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXOSYGU. His mystery novella, Secrets of Magnolia Manor, is currently under consideration for publication.
“While I consider myself a realist, I'm actually a romantic. Although I recoil from the everyday horrors of world conflicts, I'm still optimistic about our future. As a secular humanist, I believe that we eventually overcome our most difficult problems, and that superficial characteristics like ethnic origin play no part in the basic goodness of humankind.”