Author Bob Finley writes “what if”-type fiction.
“When writing, I ask ‘what if’ and take it from there,” he said. “I write what I like to read — science fiction/fantasy.”
Finley has published three e-books since July — “United Cherokee States of N’America: The Knower,” “Nice Doggie” and his latest release, “The Victoria Stone.”
“United Cherokee States of N’America: The Knower” is about how after the end of the world, the Cherokee Indians hid out and survived.
“Nice Doggie” is the story of five adult men backpacking when they are tracked and attacked by a pack of wild dogs.
Finley began writing “The Victoria Stone” about 50 years ago and finished it 10 years ago.
“Think an underwater James Bond,” he said.
Marcus Justin is the inventor and pilot of the most technologically advanced submarine in the world. He charters it as well.
“Every charter is a new book; it will be designed as a new series,” he said.
Finley designed the release of “The Victoria Stone” to be in conjunction with his wife, Sarah Lackey Finley’s birthday, which is Oct. 15.
Bob graduated from Williams High School in 1959 and Sarah graduated in 1960. He was a U.S. Navy medical corpsman from February 1960 to December 1963.
“I was on loan to the Marine Corps — I went wherever the Marine Corps needed me,” he said.
Bob and Sarah Finley have three children (one boy and two girls) and four granddaughters.
He was the first safety director for the city of Burlington. He was also safety director for Glen Raven Mills and Chapel Hill.
In addition to writing, he is a member of the Alamance Photography Club and Carolinas Nature Photography Association. He also wrote for the former Alamance Magazine.
He has 25 novels lined up to write.
“I will get ideas in the middle of the night so I get up and write them down so I won’t forget,” he said.
Because of his military background, some of the stories, he said, have a military slant.
He believes in being a part of every step of the publishing process, including three proofing.
“I proof each book,” he said. “I know it won’t be perfect but it’s part of the process.”
The e-books are $5.99 each and can be purchased at www.amazon.com.