Dr. Robert J. Parrish
Parrish is a retired university vice president who lives in
with his wife, the former Sherry Robeson. Sherry, who also
paints, is the copy editor for all of Bobís books.
He was born in
Ohio, about 45 miles southwest of
A graduate of
University, he served as the Vice President and Treasurer of
Bloomsburg University of
Pennsylvania, as Assistant Vice President of
, and as Director of Accounting of the state of
West Virginia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
has always been interested in history and art. He has been
painting for decades and has participated in many art shows.
In addition to Florida sales, he has pieces in
His first two novels,
Diaries of Alessandro da Veneto, I and II," were set in Medieval
Europe, and began in Venice
in the year 1203 when his main character left an art
apprenticeship to join the Fourth Crusade.
Sometimes a soldier and sometimes an artist,
Alessandro's journals provide glimpses into the politics,
dangers, arts, and romances of darker times. He
becomes a time-traveler to witness man's great
accomplishments and his inhumanity.
His third novel, "The
Last Sailmaker," is a story of shipwreck and survival in the
near the end of the nineteenth century.
When a three-masted barkentine is lost in a typhoon, only
the crusty Sailmaker and young cabin boy survive to face
hostile natives and worse, years of total isolation from the
His fourth novel, "The
Diaries of Alessandro da Veneto (The Third Diary)," has
been completed and will be published in the near future. It
opens with Alessandro at Agincourt with the French against
Henry V and his longbows.
Boy," an autobiographical sort-of-thing about growing
up in a company town during the Great Depression was
published in December."The
Hunchback of Notre Dame" is a story of love and
betrayal, and of justice without mercy, in times even more
troubled than these. (The attendant 20 songs [under
separate cover] are being finalized, in contemplation
of a 2017 stage performance)
". . . I determined at Tewkesbury that the crown would
someday be mine. . . . Dangerous plots have I laid, and
slanderous rumors have been circulated. The hour of my
success finally approaches."
So Richard III in the Roaring '20s begins. . . .
Shakespeare's bloody play has been condensed into two acts
and set in the 1920s.