Robert Bausch is the author of six novels and a collection of short stories. Held positions as a professor of creative writing for the majority of his professional career, but also worked as a salesman, a taxi-driver, and a military survival instructor. Is the twin brother of author Richard Bausch. Dexterous storyteller.
“I wrote another book — The Legend of Jesse Smoke — and it went to six publishers. Again, the same story. One of the six publishers suggested I could re-write the book and make it a young adult novel. No offer to buy it — he wasn’t even a YA editor — but he said it would appeal to both an adult audience, and a YA audience. That’s why he couldn’t make an offer for it: its ‘audience’ was ‘problematic.’”