A native of Bolton, England, I'm an award-winning author of science fiction, steampunk and historical fiction. 2012 is my fourth year in the rollercoaster world of digital publishing (hint: don't look down, except when upside down). To date, my publishers include Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Eternal Press, Uncial Press, and Amber Quill Press. My ambition is to have an ambition. So far, it's all with the tide.
Visit my Blog at robertbappleton.blogspot.com
In addition to writing, I enjoy football, kayaking, and especially going to the cinema. Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone are my fave directors. Ralph Fiennes and Jodie Foster rock the acting world. On TV, The West Wing is light years ahead of pretty much everything else, but I'm also a fan of Dexter, House, Boston Legal, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: TNG, Firefly, and Deadwood.
My favourite writers include H. Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Patrick O'Brian, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Richard Matheson, Ian Fleming, Evelyn Waugh, Stephen King, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alfred Bester. Recent books I've enjoyed include Under the Dome (Stephen King) and Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
I always enjoy hearing from my intrepid readers. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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