all About bob


Bob Truluck's syntactic prowess is a product of his Southern-Gothic upbringing, his brandish rebellion and his burgeoning years in post-war-modernity.


Labeled an "irreverent gem" by Publisher's Weekly, with "noir as dark as coal and as light as a feather (JL Abramo)," Truluck is a master-craftsman of sharp-witted prose in several novels and short-stories.     


He has been nominated for a Barry Award and for two Anthony Awards -- and is the recipient of The St. Martin's Press/PWA Award for Best-First-PI-Novel and the 2001 Shamus Award for Best-First-PI-Novel (Street Level).


Self-proclaimed Nerd-of-Pop-Culture, his insertion of pop-icons and plagiarized lyrics into his works garnered him the genre title of Pop-Noir.  Truluck's insatiable love of Americana-Rock and Blues music bleeds into his cadence, candor and characters "like Thelonius Monk playing April in Paris (Booklist)."  


Some of his professions have included: working in the tobacco fields on the family farm; building school buses; being a hospital IV technician; unloading freight; testing new pesticides with the Department of Agriculture; being a line foreman in a zipper factory; serving as a professional-fire-department engineer; and he remains a Florida state certified building contractor since the mid-90s


Born in South Georgia while his parents were visiting his grandparents’ farm, he was raised in the birthplace of Ray Charles (Albany, GA) and in the Air Force town of Warner Robins, GA.


Truluck has four adult children [Taylor, Tricia, Lauren and Jeffrey], two dogs [Blue-tick hound, Dixie, and Weimaraner, Heidi] and lives in College Park [neighborhood of Orlando] with his wife Leslie.


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