Robert Rowe’s novel GARAGE SONGS was a #1 Best-Selling New Release on Amazon in 2018. Mr. Rowe grew up with 7 brothers and sisters in Lexington, MA, where his Dad ran a Chevy dealership. Rowe attended high school in Rangeley, Maine, spending his free time playing guitar, hiking, reading, and ski racing. His senior year, Rowe’s high school ski team won the state championship. Rowe studied writing at U. Maine, Farmington with Kenneth Rosen, Wesley McNair, and Bill Roorbach. Later, Rowe studied songwriting and drama at UCLA. He received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UMASS, Amherst, studying with J. E. Wideman, Noy Holland, James Tate, and Dara Wier. After college, he worked as an English teacher, car salesman, musician, and dressman. In 2017, he co-founded the Rowe School of Writing, an online writing school. His short story “The Violin Player” appeared in the Sandy River Review. He lives in Natick, MA with his wife and 3 sons.