© 2021 Robert McEvilla, The Goats of Santo Domingo
and A Laurel To Rest On
I am Bob McEvilla, but you can call me Robert for
short. I live in the backwoods of Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula. I was born and raised in Chicago. I have
lived in Round Lake, IL; Gurnee, IL; Wadsworth, IL;
Des Plains, IL; and Kenosha, WI.
I worked as a pipe-fitter at a steel mill and a
stationary engineer at Loyola University in Chicago.
In addition, I found time to be a stand-up comic
which led to radio and television commercials. In
fact I have done everything except bust broncos
and shoot buffalo for the railroad.
I survived a forest fire, two floods, forty parachute
jumps and a revolution in Latin America.
When I am not writing, I spend my time chopping
firewood, picking ticks off my belly, and swatting
mosquitoes. During the summer season, I work
weekends as a ticket taker for the Glider/Military
museum in Iron Mountain, MI.
I have a daughter and two sons. Then there are six
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I am
engaged to Anna Volovik, formerly of Saint-
Robert’s short stories have been published in various
literary magazines. His first novel The Goats of Santo
Domingo was based on his experiences with the
82nd Airborne Division in Dominican Republic. For
more information about the book click here. To
order this book from Amazon, click here.
His second book, in paperback, is a detective
mystery. A Laurel to Rest on debuted on June 25,
2015. For more information, click here.
His third book, Finder Head is a crime mystery,
deputed on February 17, 2021. For more information
on this book, click here.