A multi-book author, Rob is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his graduate degree in communications from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rob worked as a business and management consultant to advertising, corporate communications, and media production companies as well as many others. Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes much of his time to writing. A Pulitzer nominated author, he is a recipient of the Samuel Goldwyn and Donald Davis Literary Awards. An affinity for family and the astute observation of generational interaction pervade his novels. His works are literary and genre upmarket fiction that address the nature and importance of personal integrity.
In this literary young adult novel by Pulitzer nominated author Rob Tucker, Astrid Sims appears as a self-assured precocious teenager in the 1950s. But all is not what it seems.
No one knew about the doorbell until the news story of the boys’ mysterious disappearance. If certain people couldn’t own the doorbell or if it rejected them, they wanted to destroy it and the boys behind it, calling it a hoax. Ivor and Inge Borg have been tracking Astrid Sims, who has escaped from the ancient Norse myth as Skuld, the weaver of the future, fate and destiny of humankind. She’s the norn of the future. Urd of the past and Verdandi of the present. Ivor and Borg need her return so they can continue to spin the threads of life and decide the fate of all human beings. Skuld was reborn and escaped into a new childhood existence. She emerged as a teenager in the 1950s and later as a wife and mother in an American heartland town.
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The Borgs recruit disappointed miracle seekers. When they threaten the boys to force Astrid’s / Skuld’s return, much to the anguish of their parents, their sons have to disappear. Accused of being a witch and a demon, Astrid spirits the boys into the future. They don’t find what they expect and they don’t like what they find, which is sometimes exactly what life can be for a teen, or even an adult. Coming of Age meets never give up hope in this enthusiastic young adult adventure.
The Discontent of Mary Wenger2022
A Season of Sons2020
A Good Boy2016
Chance of A Lifetime2006
Awards and Recognition
- Artisan Book Reviews Book Excellence Award for The Revolutionist, Byron, and American Landscape