Dr. Bob Rich has retired 5 times so far, from 5 different occupations. He is still going strong as an editor, writer with 18 published books, 5 of them award-winners, and above all as a Professional Grandfather. Anyone on Earth born during or after 1993 qualifies as his grandchild. Everything he does, including his writing, is designed to work for a survivable future for them, and a world worth surviving in.
One misguided reader gave one of his books 3 stars. For the rest, they are mostly 5 stars, with a sprinkling of 4s. His genre is -- anything and everything. Can you put good ideas into boxes? Maybe other people can, but his words escape, and go wherever Bob’s characters want them to. He has no control over that. You’ll enjoy the journey if you follow where the people in his computer have led him.
From Depression to Contentment: A Self-Therapy Guide
Depression is a galloping global epidemic. This is not your fault, but the problem with living in a toxic culture, but there is a cure.
Bob Rich has been there himself. Drawing on his personal experience, and on decades of work as a psychotherapist, he gives you a manual for changing your life, whether you suffer depression or not.
Therapy can lift you to “normal,” which is the walking wounded. This book takes you beyond that, to the ability to attain contentment in any situation whatever.
In her advance review, Theresa Hortley has said, “All of Bob’s novels I’ve read are full of therapeutic lessons. Here is a book designed as a set of therapeutic lessons that is as enjoyable to read as any novel.”
Hit and Run
Inspirational Fiction with paranormal elements
Fourteen-year-old Chuck hates everybody; would blow up Earth if he could. So, he steals a car and seeks someone, anyone, to kill. He drives over 6 children and the crossing supervisor, narrowly missing 84-year-old Sylvia.
That night, there is a mysterious contact between them, which continues. Sylvia looks after Chuck’s little brother, Tommy. Her drawings help the police to arrest him, but at the memorial service for the victims, she says, “Hate begets hate, vengeance only leads to vengeance, violence feeds on itself. Only love can stop the endless cycle. Only love can turn hate into love.”
His very name is an abusive joke against him, so she insists on calling him Charlie. But can she steer him toward a good life?
Ascending Spiral has a long list of 5 star reviews. It is the journey of a person through many lifetimes, in order to make amends for an ancient crime: destroying all life on a planet like Earth.
Right now, this person is Pip, who knows he is here either to witness the destruction of humanity, or be an agent in saving us.
To do his work, he needed to recall a few of his many past lives, and the majority of the book covers exciting and even terrible times full of challenges, going round and round, but always learning and growing.
Would you like to join Pip in saving a future for our children, and their children and grandchildren in perpetuity?
Anikó: The Stranger Who Loved Me
This is the life story of a woman who survived the unsurvivable, and achieved the impossible, more than once.
“All my life I’ve had the terrible handicap of being a woman. I have abilities. I can do things, but I have not been allowed to, simply because of my sex. I want to achieve. I want to shape my world, steer my own ship, build my own castle. I don’t want to be merely the loyal supporter, the little woman in the background, the loving helpmate.”
Anikó survived the hell of WW2, a Jewish woman in a Nazi-controlled country, through intelligence, determination and ruthlessness. Then she needed to survive the more subtle hell of a colony of the Soviet Union, managing to build a million-dollar export business behind the Iron Curtain. The man she loved tore her beloved son from her — then she had to support him for many years when his mind gave way, a kind of war wound. This story of an indomitable woman is told by her son.