Category Archives: Bob’s Books

Before you can care for others, you need to care for the carer first

This is one of the earliest and most repeated lessons taught to student nurses. I have just completed a short story illustrating it for my coming book Lifting the Gloom: An antidepressant primer of short stories, and wanted to tie … Continue reading

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For the third time, I’m a guest on Luck-It Network

Sara in Singapore, who runs the versatile blog, Luck-It Network, has interviewed me on three issues. The third one went live today, Friday 22 May, and it concerns my experience as an author. It’s different in content from the other … Continue reading

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Audiobook version of From Depression to Contentment

You’d think that narrating an audiobook is easy, especially for an experienced public speaker. No, it isn’t. After many hours of trying, I gave up. My publisher, Victor Volkman, then hired his favourite audioator (like my new word?), Lisa Negren. … Continue reading

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How to have a vibrant social distancing experience

Scott Kelly was in charge of the International Space Station for a year, so his advice on how to deal with social distancing is worth considering. Here is a thing I find interesting and validating. Every one of his recommendations … Continue reading

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Sharing the sharing: a review at Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s “New Review Site”

I am currently doing a way overdue task: indexing past Bobbing Around issues. Having published the 9th a few days ago, I am now indexing the 6th. And I came across this lovely review. Also, my bio there will give … Continue reading

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Hit and Run is now available as a paperback

Sandy Cumming, the publisher of Hit and Run, has just let me know that what many of my fans consider my best novel to date is now available as a paper book. I prefer to read onscreen, for several reasons, … Continue reading

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The Obsolete Present

Rhobin Courtright’s topic for her fellow bloggers is “How can contemporary fiction cope with the rapid changes of today’s world?” Last century, this was no problem. While life has always been full of surprises, at least there was an illusion … Continue reading

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Big book giveaway

Marie Lavender has organised a huge book giveaway. If you visit her, you may be able to grab one of a large number of offerings, including three copies of three of my books. If you do get one of mine, … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Kamal Gabry

Empowering tools by an expert professional who lives by the Tao Te Ching! Man, I love this Book. It is so rich and enriching! First, it is written by a name I heard about since I was a fellow at … Continue reading

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How to write a review

I posted this in 2016, and am reposting it now, since a nice young man feels he is not qualified to review a book on depression, because he has no clinical training. One of my rules is, I can ask … Continue reading

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