Dr Robert E McGinnis has been writing since his first successful detective story in his English Literature class back in the late fifties. He published his first book in 1979 and has picked up speed from there. His first book, "In Search Of Paradise" is in the third printing at this time and another version is envisioned for the future.
Robert has seldom held less than two jobs at a time and in many of those work years also attended college until achieving a PhD in Public Administration in 1981. When he completed his PhD, his advising professor at Nova Southern University, told him. "When you leave here you will become a writer." I guess he saw something in the future.
Other than the recent series listed here on Amazon (The Paradise Series), Robert is working on two more series, both of which have been started and are well underway. They are; The Little Eagle and the White Panther series.
Robert retired from teaching before the turn of the century and has devoted his time to his family, writing, and giving back to nature. In his coexistence with nature he uses his furniture making skills by recycling fallen and damaged trees. When the trees are damaged by storms he brings in a sawmill to cut them up into boards for furniture making.
I wasn't sure at first, if I would be interested in the book, due to it's masculine cover. However, I am glad I purchased the book because it's the best adventure story I have ever read! It is definetly appropiate for both men and women. I am now reading the second book in the series, and it just keeps getting better!
A great read! Although McGinnis wrote it for young people (I'm encouraging my 16-year-old twins to read it) I'm in my 50's and absolutely loved it! This type of story really resonates with me: the young guy who senses frustration, lack of purpose. There must be more to life. So he breaks loose from the status quo and finds adventures, mysteries, etc. on his way to finding himself and his special place in the universe. Living in the suburbs, I love to escape into the wilderness, explore caves, experience adventures. This book gave me the opportunity to experience all that while running on my treadmill. Looking forward to reading more in the series.
I read this book during a very difficult time in my life...and it really helped me forget my troubles! I was transported to an exciting world, where the young protagonist undergoes a journey of spiritual exploration and discovery. The tale brings to life American Indian culture in a thoroughly insightful and engaging manner. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!