Bob Mayer is the grandfather of two future leaders of the Resistance Against the Machines, a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret and the feeder of two Yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 70 books published and sold over 4 million, including the #1 series Time Patrol, The Green Berets, Area 51, and Atlantis. Born in the Bronx, having traveled the world, he now lives peacefully with his wife and his overlord labs.
Born in the Bronx, Bob attended West Point and earned a BA in Psychology with Honors. He went on to serve as an Infantry platoon leader, scout platoon leader and a brigade recon platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division. He joined Special Forces and commanded a Green Beret A-Team. He served as the operations officer for 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and with Special Operations Command (Special Projects) in Hawaii. He taught at the Special Forces Qualification Course of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. He did a number of Active Duty Special Work assignments in Special Operations when he was in the Reserves. He lived in Korea where he earned a Black Belt in Martial Arts and he’s earned a Masters Degree in Education.
He has over 70 books published and has hit all the bestseller lists including the NY Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has had four different titles hit #1 on Kindle’s Science Fiction list. He hit #2 nationally on Barnes & Noble.com with The Jefferson Allegiance. He is the only male author on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll.
Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars.He presents not just on writing, but also his Who Dares Wins program which brings the tactics and strategies of Special Forces to the civilian world. Clients have included Ohio State University Nursing Program, Flexco, Grupo Bimbo corporate headquarters in Mexico, Boston SWAT, the CIA, Fortune-500, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Microsoft, Rotary, IT Teams in Silicon Valley and more.
He has taught writing organizations ranging from Maui Writers, to Whidbey Island Writers, to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention and many others. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing.
He has done interviews for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel and local cable shows. He wrote under the pen names Robert Doherty, Greg Donegan, Joe Dalton, and Bob McGuire.
The latest from Bob
I addressed some arguments of the gun issue after the Las Vegas shooting. I feel a need to readdress some of the same issues and also add some arguments I’ve recently encountered after the Texas shooting. Which right there indicates a problem. After Las Vegas we were...read more
We had another one. Amidst all the prayers, thoughts, arguing, bluster, might I suggest one thing? Don’t mention the shooter’s name. Don’t show their picture. At all. I’ve been watching a show, Active Shooter: America Under Fire and a couple who lost a son at the...read more
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