Rob was born on the east coast of the United States in the latter part of the twentieth century to an immigrant mother and a father with a long paternal line of steelworkers, coalminers and farmers who fled huguenot persecution in France during the 1700s.

He currently resides in the central part of the United Sates with his wife, step-son, two pitbulls, and a chihuahua. In addition to writing, he enjoys flying, barbecuing, crafting beer, drumming, and of course, music.