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Robert Gallinger

Mobile, Alabama, United States


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Robert Gallinger served in the U.S. Army for over twenty-five years (12 years enlisted, 3 years warrant officer and 10 years as a commissioned officer), retiring as a major. He served another seventeen years with the National Security Agency and the Department of the Army as a civil servant.

Entering the Army from Syracuse, New York at the age of seventeen with only an eighth-grade education, Robert decided to attend night school after basic training. Soon, he took a General Educational Development (GED) test, earning a high school diploma from the state of New York. Later, again during night school, he earned a Bachelor of Business Admin degree (BBA) from the University of Alaska while he was serving in Fairbanks. After retirement from the Army, he earned two Master of Science degrees from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. One master's was in Telecommunications Operations Management and the second was in Public Adminstration.

Throughout his military and civil service careers, he was posted to Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and served twice in Vietnam. These assignments, with various stateside ones in between, provided Robert the opportunity to research firsthand many persons, places and things, which he was able to use in developing his fictional writing skills., his author's information website, provides a more detailed biography, along with synopses and complete chapter excerpts of his novels.

He has published nine novels to date, which include: No Time to Die, Suffer the Fool, Deadly Encounters, A Crooked Path, Dead Light, A Debt of Honor, Whispers, Escape, and Taken by Force.

All of these novels appear on major online bookstores like,,, and other online stores. All of Robert's books are available for ordering through offline bookstores as well.

He has had many book signings with the BooksaMillion store in Mobile, Alabama, and has signed books at the BarnesandNoble store as well.

Recently, his published trade paperback books have been made available by his publisher, Writers Club Press, an imprint of, in e-book format, using MS Microsoft Reader or ADOBE, PDF. E-book readers may be downloaded for free at the publisher's site and other online bookstores. Robert's novels Escape and Taken by Force are also available in hardcover format.

Robert resides with his wife, Renate, in Mobile, Alabama where he continues to write. To date, they have three married daughters, five grandsons, three granddaughters, and four great-grandsons.

Interests: Writing and gardening.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Taken by Force
  • Deadly Encounters
  • Whispers
  • Escape
  • A Crooked Path
  • No Time to Die
  • Dead Light
  • Suffer the Fool
  • A Debt of Honor