Douglas R. Cobb was born in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois, earning a BA in Rhetoric. Then, at Arizona State University, Douglas earned a Master's in English, and at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, he earned a Master's in Secondary Education. Little Rock is where he met his wife, Beth. He now lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, which features prominently in his novel Lily and PAWS: The Ghosts of Summer, Book Two of his The Case Files of Lily and PAWS series. Book One is titled Lily, Unleashed. Douglas published his third YA novel, My Brother the Zombie (The Zombie Revolution: Book One), on May 27, 2012. These books are now available as paperbacks as well as Kindle ebooks. Douglas has also just recently published the third book in his series, The Case Files of Lily and PAWS,titled Lily Solves Them All. At just over 96,000 words, it is the longest novel in the series thus far. In it, Lily, Celeste, & PAWS must solve 7 cases using the methods of 7 famous literary and Silver Screen detectives, or risk being made laughingstocks by their newest arch-enemy, Professor Polynesia.
Douglas Cobb's latest book is the historical novel/Western, Crossing The Dead Zone. It is about the life, times, and adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, one of the first African American lawmen West of the Mississippi. During his long and illustruous career, Reeves arrested over 3,000 men and killed 14 in the line of duty. He served the court of Judge Isaac C. Parker, the Hanging Judge, and also rode the trail of outlaws throughout Texas and the Indian Territory in Oklahoma. The book and movie True Grit are both very awesome, but many people who know about Bass Reeves say that he displayed "truer grit" throughout his career as a lawman than even the great Rooster Cogburn. This novel is at the low price of just .99 cents, and is a fantastic gift for the holidays or for any time of the year.
Just in time for Christmas, Douglas has published a new addition to his series, The Case files of Lily and PAWS. It's a Christmas novella, called Lily and PAWS: Christmas Capers. It has characters that have come to be well known and loved, and introduces some new characters, as well. It's a funny, supenseful, page-turning book that is sure to become a holiday classic.
Douglas and Beth have a twenty-two-year old son, Ben (Dexter Quince in the series), and a seventeen-year-old daughter, Kaitlin (Celeste in the series). He has always had a love for writing, but was finally motivated to write Lily, Unleashed, by his daughter's prompting him to write about her "dog," Lily, who is featured on the covers of the series. Douglas's son, Ben, appears on the cover of My Brother the Zombie (The Zombie Revolution: Book One).
Besides Douglas desiring his readers to have fun reading his novels (that's the most important thing about reading any book), he also hopes he has created a heartwarming series that readers will fall in love with, as well as LOL at.
Enjoy life, enjoy reading, write yourself, and believe in yourself: these are some of the things that Douglas believes are important for everyone! To learn more about the books Lily, Unleashed and Lily and PAWS: The Ghosts of Summer, and his latest Horror/SF novel My Brother the Zombie,please visit Douglas Cobb's blog, "What's New In Book Reviews," at: http://douglascobb.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/whats-new-in-book-reviews/
You can also visit at Lily's very own Facebook page, where you can leave questions about the adventures detailed in her books that the world's favorite terrier/pterodactyl will answer, or leave Comments that she will respond to personally. The address for Lily's site is: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lily-Unleashed-and-Lily-and-Paws-The-Ghosts-of-Summer/233020453439257
Here's a Blurb From Bestselling Author Jon Land About Douglas Cobb's Book Lily, Unleashed:
Lily, Unleashed presents a bold and stunning vision of an alternative world where animals run the show. Though aimed at kids, Douglas Cobb's groundbreaking debut effort is sure to resonate with adults as well, telling its tale through the eyes of our furry friends who seem more human than most people. Cobb picks up where Richard Adams left off in his brilliant Watership Down, and the result is nothing short of a stellar storytelling with heart and soul.
--Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong at the Break