After a thirty-five year career, Robert Brookover retired in 2005 to pursue his love of writing. Along with his wife, Marion, they moved from Manassas, Virginia to Tampa, Florida. He enjoys grandchildren, poetry, bridge, tennis, golf and a vigorous exercise routine. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and Boston University.
His lifelong interest in the American Civil War began at the age of seven during a trip with his grandparents to Gettysburg. In 1960, as the war’s centennial commemorations began he sought every opportunity to listen to and witness historical presentations that depicted the soldier’s life.
During his career, he worked in Elkton, Woodstock, Winchester, and Manassas, Virginia. Not only did the libraries and museums in those communities contain journals and letters written by Civil War soldiers and their families, but also descendents of Virginians who fought in the war shared their family lore. As a result, Mr. Brookover incorporated this material into a four-part series of historical fiction, entitled, Wish Is My Master.