Robert Rosell was born in Montreal, Canada. Being a bit restless, he ended up graduating from three universities and bouncing through a number of careers. These included stints as a high school teacher, theater director, university instructor, writer, video director, and children's media producer. He has served as the president of three educational media production companies where he wrote and directed over 50 award-winning films and videos. Robert is the author of the "Civitas Rising" speculative fiction series, and "Getting Past Getting Lucky", a non-fiction book that helps people make better relationship choices. He lives with his family in the spectacular Pacific Northwest.