Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Robert lives in Eastbourne, on the south-east coast of England, with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant but has had a lifelong interest in literature and travel.
In his spare time, he has self-published eight books: three memoirs and five anthologies of true stories from a wide range of authors.
Robert's interest in travel goes back to his twenties when he spent most of his time abroad. His experiences included a summer in Ibiza, hitch-hiking around Europe and touring the USA & Canada. His most eventful trip was in 1981, when he travelled around Asia.
Born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren, his father John took the brave step of leaving it with his young family when Robert was nine years old. He never saw his grandparents again, but is thankful for being able to grow up outside this restrictive group. His life has been full of adventures that he would never have experienced otherwise.
Last year, Robert’s memoir, Summer of ’77: beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza, was Highly Commended and won Robert a prestigious feature in Reader’s Digest, sponsored by Palamedes PR.