Robert L. Fouch is an author and journalist who grew up in the hills of West Virginia and now makes his home on Long Island in New York. He has worked in the newspaper business for longer than he cares to admit, including 23 years at Newsday as a copy editor, page designer and occasional feature writer.
He has a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and is married with a teenage son, who is his sounding board and toughest critic. He is a Browns and Cubs fan, which, before the end of the curse in 2016, was about as much misery as a sports fan could stand.
With the help of fiction courses, the great folks at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a writing “intensive” at NYU with respected author Mary Gordon and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, he at last found a heroine in Christmas Carol that caught the notice of his former agent, former editor and all-around cool person, Bethany Buck. He is forever grateful to her.