Roger E. Bruner—seventy until September of 2017—worked as a secondary school teacher, job counselor/interviewer, and programmer analyst before retiring from a temporary stint on the register at Target to write full-time.
Two of his young adult novels were released in 2011—Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, although they are both currently out of print. A speculative satire, The Devil and Pastor Gus, came out in 2014. He’s also published two little books with some of his shorter writing (poems, plays, short stories, monologues), Yesterday’s Blossoms and More of Yesterday’s Blossoms. Those writings and samples from his novels are also available at his website, RogerBruner.com, along with recordings, videos, and free lead sheets of some of his songs.
He’s currently publishing a prequel to Found in Translation. He wrote Rosa No-Name ten years ago, but only feels led now to share it with his readers. It’s his wife and daughter’s favorite of the twelve novels he’s written.
A guitarist and songwriter, he sings in his church choir, plays bass on the praise team, and plays guitar at a weekly nursing home ministry. Long interested in missions, he has participated in volunteer mission trips to Romania, England, Wales, Australia, and Nicaragua.
Roger likes spending time with his wife, Kathleen. He has a daughter, who lives with her husband and children in Orlando, a stepdaughter in New York City, and a stepdaughter and her family in Las Vegas.
He enjoys reading, web design, and photography, as well as playing Words with Friends and watching himself grow older–sometimes more gracelessly than other times.
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