Bob Nailor

The Amazon: Ancient Malice


My name is Robert S. Nailor but most people call me Bob. I retired from the federal government on December 31, 2006. I was a computer geek and still do some programming yet today. One would think I should have plenty of time to write now-a-days but I actually seem to have less. So, to make sure that things work out correctly, I try to force myself to sit down and write. That doesn't always work. Today, writing is fun and I find it relaxing. I get to visit those fantastic and strange places within my mind and well, if I don't come back right away, there is no longer a boss behind me writing on a pink sheet of paper.
I am a resident of NW Ohio and live with my wife in a ranch home snuggled into a small wooded acre. I was born in Iowa but my parents moved to Ohio in 1953. I was the last graduating class of Fairview High School in Farmer, OH. I joined the U. S. Navy that year and enjoyed a five year stint seeing much of the world, learning Russian and a smidgen of other languages. I have four sons, ten grandchildren - 7 girls and 3 boys, and four great-grandchildren - 2 boys, 2 girls.
My interests are travel (have RV, will travel), gardening, music, cooking and reading. So where do I travel? I've been in 46 of the 50 states and strangely, Hawaii is one of the states I've visited, but not Alaska - yet. I have also visited two of our territories - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Traveling allows me to add the ambiance to my stories and some of the characters, too. Gardening? A bit gamey since we live in the country and have the wildlife visiting us constantly -- deer, rabbits, raccoon, birds, and squirrels. So vegetables don't always make it to harvest but what does is more than tasty. And there are flowers, sometimes too many, to keep me busy. Music? I love rock and roll of the 60s and New Age music with my favorite group Mannheim Steamroller... and not just because of their fabulous Christmas albums; I was hooked on them before that. I also have created some of my own electronic music which I've been told is pretty good. Should I mention cooking? I love to cook and do gourmet cooking. Having worked with the Boy Scouts for several years, I have taught many boys the basics of cooking and I have won quite a few contests. And as to what I read; well obviously a lot of science fiction and fantasy. Horror, romance, adventure and other genres are also great reads when they catch my attention.