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I’m Bob McCrillis. I write novels and short stories with a touch of adventure and a little bit of humor. My current projects are centered on the life experiences of Paddy Meecham, the Intersections series.

You might also be interested in what I’m calling the Ray Bradbury Challenge. Mr. Bradbury advised a writer to “Write a short story every week for a year. No one can write 52 bad short stories in a row.” I'm now on week 18 and plan to get a follow up collection to Puckerbrush out of it.

INTERSECTIONS. Patrick (“Paddy”) Meecham went to fight for his country in Viet Nam. He came home after two combat tours with a Silver Star, a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf, and some serious questions. Fifteen years later, he has learned to keep his PTSD locked in a dark room and keep the dreams at bay with alcohol. The counselor at the VA told him that over time Paddy would adjust to civilian life – he’s still waiting. More importantly, he’s searching for a mission that’s worthy of the suffering he’s undergone.

Praise for Puckerbrush


It soars!

    Barbara Shook Hazen

Riviting to the bitter end...

    International Review of Books

Gritty and engaging storytelling

    John Reibow

What a great read!

    Michael Seidner