Scholarly Pursuit

Scholarly Pursuit

by Robert James Allison

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BN ID: 2940014459778
Publisher: First Suitor Enterprises
Publication date: 05/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 876,286
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Website: www.robertjamesallison.com

My writing style is a mix of suspense and mystery with a little romance intertwined. All of my books are based on real places and in some cases on real events, although the places and events are fictionalized.

Fictional characters live only because the reader can relate to them and I do my best to make that easy. I hope you enjoy reading my books and feel free to me or use the contact information at the left if you have any comments or questions.

I was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, but moved to the Moweaqua area around 1991. I like small towns and rural settings, as does my wife of thirty-six years, Barbara. We have two grown children, John and Anna to whom I dedicated my first book, The First Suitor. I started writing about twenty years ago as a diversion from my regular job as an attorney. At that time I had been practicing law in Central Illinois for about fifteen years and was looking for another avenue to exercise my writing and organizational skills. Now after over thirty years of practicing law I would like to write full time, but yet I find myself full time in the law and part time in writing. I enjoy telling stories and some would say that all lawyers are born fiction writers, because fiction is all they write in the first place. I have to admit that there is some truth to that.

Recently I have retired from the private practice of law and now work for the United States Department of Justice. I have now relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.

I try to draw on my experiences in the practice of law and my life experiences in general to give realism to my stories and characters. In the 1970s I served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman and in the late '80s, I was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Army National Guard. I have been to Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, and many of the United States. I like to work the settings of the places I've been and things I've done into my stories.

I am foremost and always an entertainer and that is why I write fiction, but I try to make it real and believable as well as entertaining.

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