Announcing the Write on the Red Cedar 2016 Headliner: NYT bestselling author Bob Mayer!

The CCWA board is thrilled to announce the headliner for Write on the Red Cedar 2016…New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer!

Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team), and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had more than sixty books published, including the #1 bestselling series Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets.

Bob is CEO of Cool Gus, an agile publishing company that went from zero to seven figures in eighteen months. It is a company that focuses on serving a handful of authors on the cutting edge of the digital revolution. He also writes for 47North, Amazon’s science fiction imprint as part of being a ‘hybrid’ author, a term he invented in June 2011 and now is part of the lexicon.

Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars. He has taught organizations ranging from Maui Writers, to Whidbey Island Writers, to San Diego State University, to the University of Georgia, to the Romance Writers of America National Convention, to Boston SWAT, the CIA, Fortune-500, the Royal Danish Navy Frogman Corps, Microsoft, Rotary, IT Teams in Silicon Valley, and many others. He has also served as a Visiting Writer for NILA MFA program in Creative Writing.

He has done been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated, as well as on PBS, NPR, the Discovery Channel, the SyFy channel, and local cable shows.

Bob spends his free time running with his two yellow labs, (Cool) Gus and (Sassy) Becca, biking, and watching and reading whatever his wife, who is smarter than him, tells him to watch and read.

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Also be sure to check out Bob’s how-to writing guides, Write it Forward and How We Made Our First Million on Kindle.

More exciting announcements about Write on the Red Cedar 2016 will be coming within the next month, including our full line-up of speakers, how to register, and how to sign up for agent appointments!