Robert Newcomb

Fantasy Author Robert Newcomb Before attending college, Robert Newcomb traveled widely in his youth as a member of the American Institute for Foreign Study, studying both at the University of Southampton, England, and also aboard a university sponsored cruise ship as it circled the Mediterranean.

After graduating from Colgate University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor Art History, he enjoyed a successful career in business, also serving as chairman of his industry-related consulting group. Upon selling his business and moving from upstate New York to Florida, (and with some rather successful prodding by his wife), he was able to finally devote his full attention to something he had always wanted to do - write a book.

The end result was his first novel - an epic fantasy entitled The Fifth Sorceress. Upon securing the services of a literary agent, the novel was quickly sold in a hotly contested auction as part of a three book deal to Random House / Balantine Publishers, for what is believed to be the largest single first time fantasy author's contract ever. The Fifth Sorceress was published June 2002. The resulting saga of ongoing books is entitled The Chronicles of Blood and Stone, where The Gates of Dawn was published June 2003 and The Scrolls of the Ancients, the third book in the epic series, will be published June 2004.

Rob lives in sunny south Florida. When he isn't writing, he enjoys weightlifting, Shotokan Karate, and going to the beach to do absolutely nothing. His wife Joyce is a practicing neuropsychologist, and also a novelist in her own right.

More information can be found on the official Robert Newcomb website.