In addition to a career as a journalist, newspaper editor, publisher and media executive, Robb Grindstaff has written fiction most of his life. The newspaper biz has taken him from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, he’s as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas.
The variety of places he’s lived serve as settings for the characters who invade his head.
He has two novels published – Hannah’s Voice and Carry Me Away – and his third (Turning Trixie) is planned for release in early 2021. His novels are best classified as contemporary southern lit. He’s had more than a dozen short stories published in a wide array of genres, including the award-winning “Desert Rain,” his only attempt (so far) at horror.
Robb is also a sought-after fiction editor, with editing clients from around the world, including agented, traditionally published, and best-selling independent authors. His articles on the craft of writing fiction have appeared in various writer magazines and websites, and one of his seminars was presented at the Sydney (Australia) Writers Festival. He also has taught writing courses for the Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, and Savvy Authors.
Robb currently resides in a rural area in southern Wisconsin, where he writes, edits, and coaches writers full-time.