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.
The latest from Bob
The most powerful tool in an emergency or survival situation (and in life) is the right mindset. The SURVIVAL mindset applies not only to those situations, but pretty much everything. This is one of the first things taught in SERE school: Survival Evasion Resistance...read more
We are all unique. All the advice and information we receive has to be processed through our unique position as a writer. We also have to make our own unique career plan. The easiest way I've found to do this is to break your position down by your platform, your...read more
Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) Free today and tomorrow, 9/12. The 11th of September resonates in history because of 2001. But it's significant in other years. In 1776, a peace conference was held on Staten Island between John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the British...read more
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