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Hi, my name is Robert J. McCarter. I'm a writer: ghosts; superheroes; zombies; and all kinds of short stories. All with heart, all with vivid, realistic characters, all with a dash of humor. If you like my writing or are curious about my work, I invite you to sign up for my newsletter. Here's the deal:

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A Hollywood Kind of Murder

Okay, Walter Anchor used to be an actor so why not have him solving a murder in a Hollywood? A murder with a particularly Hollywood kind of vibe. He’s a ghost after all and moving about is easy. That is the starting point to this unique murder mystery. Long ago

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October Review-o-Rama

So, October…. boy, there was a lot going on. Some of it planned, and some of it more like “scramble like a maniac to get things done.” Lots of good stuff, so I think it all bears a little repeating. I would have been easy to miss something. Here we

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Chupacabra: A Conner Bright Mystery Story

I’ve got a new story is out. This one is, technically, a short novella at about 80 pages long. I wrote it as part of my Campfire Tales program. It’s where you guys fill out surveys to help me write my next story and then get to read them, as

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Robert J. McCarter is the author of six novels, three novellas, and dozens of short stories. He is a finalist for the Writers of the Future contest and his stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Everyday Fiction, and numerous anthologies.

He has written a series of first person ghost novels (starting with Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir) and a superhero / love story series (Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story), as well as two short story collections.

Of his latest novel, Seeing Forever, Kirkus Reviews says, "Sci-fi as it should be: engaging, moving, and grand in scope."

He lives in the mountains of Arizona with his amazing wife and his ridiculously adorable dogs.