More About the Author
ROBERT L. HECKER was born in Provo, Utah but grew up in Long Beach, CA. Graduating from high school just as the US entered WWII, he enlisting in the Army Air Corps, he flew B-17s in thirty missions over Europe, earning five Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he began writing radio and TV dramas, then moved on to writing and producing more than 500 documentaries. With fourteen novel published, his short stories and articles published in numerous magazines. A graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater and the Westlake College of Music, he has also written stage plays and musicals. Several of his plays have been performed throughout the United States. His musical, Honestly, Abe, ran for three years Off-Broadway and his WWII musical, Flak House" recently completed an Equity Showcase Off Broadway. His newest musical, Yankee Peddler, will open Off-Broadway this fall and he is working on a new novel. His deceased wife, the former Frances Kavanaugh, a legendary screenwriter of westerns, has a permanent exhibit in the Cowgirl Museum in Texas.. They have two children and four grandchildren. And he still is a pretty fair tennis player.