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Robert Masello Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Spirit Wood (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Horizon (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Demons (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vigil (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bestiary (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Ice (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Medusa Amulet (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romanov Cross (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Einstein Prophecy (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jekyll Revelation (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What Do Men Want From Women? (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen Angels... (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Things Your Father Never Taught You (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raising Hell (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Friend in the Business (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writer Tells All (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robert's Rules of Writing (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert Masello is a bestselling author that writes thrillers with a historical bent to them.

+Biography

Robert Masello was born in Evanston, Illinois. The author’s professional life has been fairly average. He kicked things off by getting a creative writing certification from Princeton University.

This paved the way for Robert to lecture at numerous institutions, from the Claremont McKenna College to the University of California at Irvine, the New York University Publishing Program and the Columbia University Graduate Journalism school to mention but a few.

The California resident has played in the field of journalism for quite a few years. In fact, it was in journalism that Robert Masello first began experimenting with the writing craft. The author has had the distinct pleasure of contributing to publications like The Los Angeles Times, Redbook, New York Newsday, The Wilson Quarterly and Elle to mention but a few.

The variety of publications that Robert Masello has worked with over the years says volumes about the diverse nature of his writing style. The author seems to have an opinion on everything and he knows how to package his thoughts in a manner that appeals to a lot of people.

One wouldn’t expect the author to care much about love and romance, but Robert has proven to be such an authority on the subjects that networks like ABC and NBC have seen fit to invite him on their shows as an expert of sorts.

It was this combination of writing ability and diverse thought processes that got Robert Masello his deal with Ballantine Books. Getting his collection of essays ‘What Do Men Want from Women?’ published set the author on the path to becoming a far more renowned name in popular culture.

Of course, Robert’s study of black magic and the occult, and his publication of works in those fields most likely confused readers of his humorous essays, especially when they had come to associate him with a particular genre of the literary arena.

Robert Masello will be the first to tell you that you cannot peg him down. This is why the author’s thrillers elicit so much interest. They are a mishmash of historical fiction and romance, not to mention elements of the horrors and the thriller genres.

Robert’s ability to put so many disparate elements together is what sets his fiction apart. The author can probably trace his literary career as a writer of fiction all the way to his childhood. Robert’s mother had a penchant for reading spooky stories to him.

The habit created a mindset in Robert Masello that he has never been able to shake. In person, the author is a pretty light-hearted individual. However, when he is alone in his office, sitting at his computer and writing his stories, Robert’s inner voice takes a darker more sinister turn, almost like it is channeling something from his childhood.

Fortunately for Robert, his books never get too dark and even his horror boasts elements of humor. Robert believes that his work as a journalist was instrumental in his success as a fiction writer.

Not only did journalism allow him to play with so many fields, but it taught him how to do proper research. That matters most to Robert because so many of his books are historical in nature. And those novels will only come together if Robert succeeds in trawling through all the books and newspapers available to locate every morsel of information necessary for adding authenticity to the historical figures and settings in his books.

Robert knows how to piece information together to build a vivid yet accurate picture, and he owes those skills to the journalism field. More importantly, Robert appreciates his journalism career for teaching him to work hard to meet deadlines.

Robert Masello boasts about the fact that he is now able to write on a regular basis. The author never goes to sleep until he has written at least a thousand words. He is always encouraging aspiring authors to make it their goal to write every single day.

Though, Robert never minimizes the challenges involved with breaking into the publishing field. The author will be the first to admit that he has a pretty delicate personality. He doesn’t take rejection well and he has endeavored to avoid reviews of his books because he knows the one truly negative opinion of his work will probably ruin his day.

Robert never encourages aspiring authors to mimic this personality trait because most aspiring writings wouldn’t be as fortunate as he is to make it in the publishing field despite being so averse to rejection.

When Robert isn’t writing or teaching, he is consulting on supernaturally themed television shows. The author has been a producer on shows like ‘Charmed’ and ‘Sliders’ and networks like Fox and Syfy regularly consult him.

+The Einstein Prophecy

While everyone else is doing their part in the war effort in 1944, a young army lieutenant by the names of Lucas Athan is busy ruminating over his find: a sarcophagus from an Egyptian tomb.

With the aid of a brilliant archeologist, Lucas has the box sent to Princeton University, determined to unlock its secrets, unaware of the box’s connection to the prophecies of Albert Einstein.

In trying to understand the contents of the box, Lucas and his colleagues unleash forces of good and evil, and only Einstein’s secret research will help Lucas overcome an unholy enemy.

This book tries to blend elements of World War 2, Einstein and Demons in a manner that will work for some people and alienate others.

+The Medusa Amulet

Benvenuto Cellini was a master artisan from Renaissance Italy who created a beautiful amulet. It is this amulet that David Franco seeks to acquire when he sets out on his journey. What starts out as a simple investigation evolves into a race against time to stop an unimaginable power from falling into the wrong hands.

Working beside the young scholar is a young Florentine. The pair struggles to overcome demons and assassins in their efforts to stop a great evil in its tracks.

The plot of this novel delves heavily into Roman and Italian history. The book has been compared to one of Dan Brown’s novels.

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