Author Robert C.J. Graves lives in Wichita Falls, TX, where he works in capital (Death Penalty) defense as a life history investigator. His writing (including fiction, poetry, and satire) is widely published in print and online. Robert's artistic influences include Renée Ashley, John Barth, Marvin Bell, Albert Goldbarth, Stephen King, Galway Kinnell, George Orwell, Kim Stanley Robinson, Roger Waters, and many, many more.
Born in Wichita, KS, Robert wrote his first short stories at age seven; by the time he was 15 he considered himself a serious writer. He earned his BA in English and his MFA in Creative Writing at Wichita State before going on to earn his PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green. Before becoming an investigator, Robert was an English Professor at Paine College in Augusta, GA. Robert's hobbies include drawing, gardening, painting, and people watching.