Bio, Bib, & Pics

Rob Slater - Northern State Hospital

The happy writer…

Fun Bio: 

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest [Hoquiam, Washington], Robert L. Slater wanted to be an astronaut or a rock star. At 42, he gave up those dreams to become a writer of science fiction and fantasy, where he can pretend to be both.

Like some of his characters, he has a propensity for speaking in lines from 80s movies, drinking Mountain Dew and eating pizza. He loves music as a listener, a zealous fan, a guitar player, and a singer/songwriter.  

After nearly 20 years as a schoolteacher, he is beginning to have a hint of insight into young-adulthood. He has been in that hood a long time!

Stodgy Bio:
Robert L. Slater is a teacher/writer living in Bellingham,Washington.  His stories and poetry have appeared in many small press publications. His first novel, All is Silence received 1st place in the Cygnus Science Fiction Dystopian category. He has followed it up with two more Deserted Lands novels.

He has a should’ve-been-a doctorate B.A. in Theatre/Education, Spanish and History minors and a M.A. in Educational Technology. He sings, plays guitar, acts/directs in regional theatres, brews, cooks, reads, practices Taekwon Do, writes plays, songs, and stories. He has six children, and three grandkids. 

His motto is Robert Heinlein’s “Specialization is for Insects.”

Visit his personal/music website at

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“Drift Away” That Moment When… Young Adult Anthology. AAYAA. November 2016
Straight Into Darkness: A Deserted Lands Novel. Rocket Tears Press. September 2015.
Toils and Snares:
A Deserted Lands Novel.
Rocket Tears Press. February 2015. 
“One Tin Soldier” 
Rocket Tears Press. October 2014.
“Just Desert” Rocket Tears Press. August 2014.
All is Silence: A Deserted Lands Novel. Rocket Tears Press. February 2014.
Outward Bound: Collected Fiction & Poetry. Rocket Tears Press. August 2013.
In Formation” Whispers in the Wind print anthology. Windward Media. 2013.
Assorted Poems. Blue Deer: Four generations of poetry, 1945-2010. Plicata Press. 2010.
“Regression Therapy” Aoife’s Kiss. June 2008.
“Commuter Interface” Sounds of the Night. August 2007.
“Shooting Star” Chaos Theory: Tales Askew. 2005.
“Outward Bound” Continuum SF. Winter 2004.
“Regression Therapy” Wild Child. 2003.
“In Formation” SBD SF&F print anthology. 2002.
“Only Human” The Martian Wave. July 2000.
“Shooting Star” Goblin Muse. 2000.
“Free to Fall” PBS’ Earthscape. 2000.
“The Starrior” Poem. Millennium SF&F. 2000.
“In Formation” Millennium SF&F. 1999.
“Highway Rider” Poem. Jackhammer. 1999.
“Shooting Star” Millennium SF&F. 1998.
“Highway Rider” Poem. The Galactic Citizen # 5, Spring 1994.
“The Starrior” Poem. Galactic Citizen # 2, Winter 1993.