About The Author

Robert’s first book was launched in Las Vegas this year. POSSUM BELLY QUEEN is set on carnival midways in Virginia where Andy Zartanian spirals into the carnie culture and collides with a syndicate of human traffickers.

With over twenty years in the amusement business, selling rides to carnivals and parks worldwide, he writes what he knows, the amusement business and his Armenian heritage.

He and his wife Carol wrote BLOODY SOIL, a historical fiction novel that captures the
pain of the Armenian Genocide. Though never published, portions of it were read on Fresno’s NPR station.

Capturing tense moments during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Robert wrote INSIDE THE SILOS OF DOOMSDAY, an article that was published in Military History Magazine. As one of two men responsible for launching megatons of nuclear weapons, he tells what it was like as a young man to serve in that position when the U.S. and Russia were at the brink of a nuclear war.

This native Californian was born in San Francisco and later moved to Santa Clara Valley at a time when the major product was agriculture and not computer chips. He now resides in Modesto with his wife Carol.