Space Geek for life

I’m sitting at my computer wearing a SPACE GEEK t-shirt my wife bought for me a couple of years ago. I wear it proudly because I’ve always been a space geek and I always will be whether it pertains to the real-world or the realm of science fiction and fantasy. Today I was in full…

Clive Cussler — In Memoriam

During my freshman year of high school, I ran across a movie on TV that would end up having a profound influence on my life’s path. It was called Raise the Titanic and although as movies go it’s really not that good, it led me to the novels of Clive Cussler, who passed away last…

Here we go again

I’m gearing up to release the fourth installment in the Port Mason series, The Mayor. The manuscript is going through the final edits, the cover art is ready, and I’m itching to get this one out. I finished the final draft of The Mayor at the end of May, 2019, and soon got my editor to work…

That time we parents dread…

My daughter is about to start driving. I can’t believe it. After her upcoming 15th birthday, I’m taking her to the DMV to get her learner’s permit. She’s already passed the classroom course and, ever since taking it, has pointed out everything I do wrong behind the wheel. Something about that seems familiar… I’m approaching…

September, 2017 update

I really do let too much time pass between blog posts. I’m told that frequent blogging helps increase my web presence, which theoretically helps book sales so in the interest of blatant self-promotion, here it goes. I’m hard at work on the fourth story in the Port Mason series, tentatively called The Mayor. There have…

Adoption and me

I’ve never kept secret the fact that I was adopted as an infant. On the other hand I’ve never carried around a sign advertising it. It’s simply a fact of my life, one that I’ve known for as long as I can remember. There’s no great trauma attached to it. I treat the same as…

“In The Crosshairs” available now!

I released the book on Tuesday, March 14. It’s been a  long and frequently frustrating journey with this one. Hope everyone enjoys. Here are the purchase links: Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Crosshairs-Port-Mason-Book-ebook/dp/B06XHRFP9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489491479&sr=8-1&keywords=Robert+Gonko CreateSpace Print Edition https://www.createspace.com/6979705 Smashwords (eBook) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/709976