Robert L. Fouch is the author of two middle-grade children’s books, “Christmas Carol & the Defenders of Claus” (2017), and the sequel, “Christmas Carol & the Shimmering Elf” (2019), both from Sky Pony Press. He grew up in the hills of West Virginia but has made Long Island his home for the past 25 years. He’s an assistant news editor at Newsday and likes nothing better than making fellow editors groan with a punny headline. 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 about to start college and, sadly, no longer wants to read Dad’s books.
"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."