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Robert Grand

Author, Publisher and Aerospace Engineer

Robertís inspiration for the Reaper Two-Six™ series of novels came from his first love - flying. From a young age, airplanes had secured a special place in his heart. After high school, Robert attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1988. Even though working on exciting F-15 projects at McDonnell Douglas was very rewarding, his heart still ached for the thrill and passion of piloting an aircraft. Finally, his dream came true when he earned a private pilots' license, giving him the pure enjoyment of commanding a Grumman Tiger Aircraft.

During his 25 years in engineering, Robert worked for a number of aeronautical companies: McDonnell Douglas, Cirrus Design, NASA, Eaton and Pratt & Whitney. Supporting programs like the advanced F-15 design and testing, Space Shuttle flight path evaluation, ST-50 proof-of-concept design and testing, and jet engine overhaul and repair, Robert always loved seeing the fruits of his labor take to the skies. As life in southeast Michigan changed, Robert took upon new career challenges; applying his diverse engineering background in the automotive industry. He spent the past 12 years involved with the design, development and testing of steering systems.

Robert grew up within walking distance of Michigan stadium and loved to hear the roar of the crowd on football Saturdays. Even though life took him in different directions for college, Robert is still a big University of Michigan fan, with football and basketball being his favorite sports to watch.

During his spare time, Robert enjoys gaming on his PC or PS3 along with website and Android App programming. Robert resides in South Lyon, Michigan with his beloved Carol and their Italian Greyhound dog Sofie. Both Robert and Carol enjoy watching Blu-ray movies in their home theater while relaxing in stadium-style seating and eating freshly made old-fashioned popcorn. Some of Robert's favorite movies include: The Hunt for Red October, Star Wars series, Star Trek Series, Top Gun, Aliens, Love Actually, Indiana Jones series and Contact.