About Bob Mayer

BobGus(1_web)Bob Mayer is a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team) and the feeder of two Yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 60 books published including the #1 series Area 51, Atlantis and The Green Berets. Born in the Bronx, having traveled the world (usually not tourist spots), he now lives peacefully with his wife, and said labs, at Write on the River, TN.




  1. Hi Mr Mayer,

    I’ve only just discovered your books – The Area 51 series – and they are fantastic ! I am puzzled why someone as prolific and successful an author as yourself does not have a Wikipedia page ?

    The website ‘Orderofbooks.com’ (http://www.orderofbooks.com/authors/bob-mayer/) says that the series began almost 20 years ago in 1997. Although Wikipedia’s disambiguation for Area 51 says the series began in 2012.

    If the books were written beginning in 1997, I wondered, given that almost 20 years have passed, if you would still give the same capabilities to the nanotechnology described in the books ? I’m only on Book 5, but it sometimes feels like they were written Deus Ex Machina style. They can do anything and everything, no matter how unlikely, purely because they were created by advanced aliens.

    And also the relationship between Turcotte and Duncan. At the end of Book 1 there was no relationship. But in Book 2 they are suddenly in a serious relationship. I thought maybe I had read the books in the wrong order, but I hadn’t 🙂

    And whomever converted the books to Kindle format for you absolutely riddled the books with spelling and continuity errors. Or maybe I just have corrupted copies ?

    I love your books, they are are so meticulously researched. I’m definitely going to buy lots more of your books once I finish these.

    • I used to have a wikipedia page– I’m not sure what has happened to it. The books are published by 47North, Amazon’s science fiction imprint.

      Glad yo enjoy the books.

      • Greetings Bob:

        In regard to the TV series ‘Fear The Walking Dead’: The series is what I consider to be a preparedness fail. However, there is validity in the nautical prepping paradigm with the right training and equipment. We did show for Nat. Geo called Doomsday Preppers (Season 2, episode 15: A Fortress At Sea:

        )… of course in an 18 minute time slot for a 30-min show (includes commercials) we were limited to the overview of just one disaster scenario… of all of them, we decided a Solar Storm would make the best TV… anyway, I did ultimately author a book (as a result of the show), which covers in more detail the realities of the evolution needed for a sustainable Nautical prep….

        The Nautical Prepper

        Large scale disasters (continental in scope) cannot be considered under the lens of current experiences by FEMA and others…. http://www.myoutdoorbuddy.com/columnist/Captain-William-E-Simpson-Articles.php?art=10079

        We should chat sometime privately… you have my email for initial comms.

        Semper Fi! Bill

        Capt. William E. Simpson II – USMM Ret.
        Member: Authors Guild

  2. Hello Mr. Mayer, I love the way you write and since I have just recently found you, I suspect I will be enjoying many hours of reading this summer. In your book “The Reply”, Turcotte says he is a “Canuck” and then explains that he was an “French Indian”. In reality, this term applies to Canadians. Wikipedia wrote: The term “Kanuck” is first recorded in 1835 as an Americanism (American term), originally referring to a Dutch Canadian or French Canadian.[1][2] By the 1850s the spelling with a “”C” became predominate.[1] Today, Canadians and other countries use, “Canuck” as a term for any Canadian.”[1]. I can honestly say I have never heard the term used for an “French Native American”. F.Y.I. Maddy

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