Robert was recently
awarded the 2011 Gold Award
for Best Travel Feature by The Parenting Publications of America,
as well as taking the 2011
Silver Award for Best Columnist/Reviewer.
He currently serves as the travel editor for Third Coast Digest, offering original feature stories
and photography, as well as orchestrating the efforts of an international group
of contributing writers, photographers and illustrators. He also convenes the Traveler’s Roundtable on Public Radio’s Lake Effect where he discusses a variety of
destinations and reads excerpts from his published travel essays.
Previously, Robert served
as the editor-in-chief of Milwaukee
Home & Fine Living Magazine, a monthly publication that showcased the
best in architecture, design, fine arts, travel, performing arts, and food
Rob is also the former head writer & editor for Lemon Magazine, the
international pop-culture publication that he helped found. As the voice of the
magazine, he wrote the narrative language throughout, and authored dozens
of feature articles on art, pop culture, music, film and design. He also
conceived and conducted interviews with such luminaries as John Hurt, Malcolm
McDowell, and Leelee Sobieski, and wrote profiles of Damian Loeb, Bill Murray, Jessica
Craig-Martin, Guy Peellaert, and others. As editor, he recruited
high-profile writers and illustrators to the publication, edited the work of
contributors, and created framing concepts for each issue.
While in Los Angeles, Rob helped create the critically acclaimed periodical GUM Magazine, where he served
as associate editor and was that publication’s most prolific writer,
contributing essays on popular culture, short fiction, and conceiving and conducting interviews
with giants such as Ray Bradbury and Fred Willard.
Rob's screenwriting has been honored at The
Austin Heart of Film Festival and The Chicago International
Film Festival. Recent work
has been nationally syndicated and appeared in The Chicago Tribune,
Newsday, Metroparent Magazine, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Alcoholmanac,
Milwaukee Home & Fine Living Magazine, Lemon Magazine, and The Book of the Prague Marathon.