About the Author

RAPOZA-CroppedBorn and raised in Southern California, Robert Rapoza is  the author of THE RUINS (Formerly The Vilcabamba Prophecy), a 2015 Adventure Writers Competition Semi-Finalist, which was released on April 10, 2016, by Ravenswood Publishing. THE RUINS, a suspenseful thriller set in the Peruvian jungles, is the first adventure of archaeologist Nick Randall and his daughter Samantha Randall.

His second thriller, THE BERMUDA CONNECTION, continues to follow Nick Randall’s exploits as Nick is joined by his son Jonathan. This work was recently edited and is ready for publication. The third book in the series, THE DEVILS HEART, is currently being edited and will be available in 2018. Agents interested in representing either novel should contact Bob through his Contact Page.

Born and raised in Southern California, when not writing novels, he enjoys hanging out with his wife Holly, daughter Heather, son Ryan and dog Bandit. He and his family enjoy the outdoors, taking bike rides along the beach and camping along the California coast. A die hard Red Sox and Patriots fan, when not watching sports, he also enjoys coaching his son Ryan, a pitcher and 1st baseman.

A member of the Southern California Writers Association, he was recently selected to the 2015-16 Debut Authors program of the International Thriller Writers Association and will be among several new authors featured at the Debut Author session at this July’s ThrillerFest in New York City.

The ideas for his stories are drawn from his interest in archeology and science and his love of adventure stories. Bob has always been drawn to these topics and is fascinated by the technology utilized by ancient civilizations. This interest has provided fertile ground for entertaining stories. History is rich with mysteries waiting to be solved and Bob enjoys asking questions about these mysteries and offering ideas about what they might mean.