Robert Stava is a writer who now lives in the lower Hudson Valley just north of NYC, apparently not far from that half-imaginary village he sets so many of his stories in, Wyvern Falls. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and after pursuing a degree in Fine Arts wound up making his career in advertising at Y&R and J. Walter Thompson in NYC. He went on to become a multimedia Art Director and later as Creative Director ran the 3d Media Group at Arup, an international U.K-based design and engineering company before catapulting into the wild world of writing horror fiction.
Author of the novels “At Van Eyckmann’s Request and “The Feast of Saint Anne”, his first published short story (Municipal Lot #9) appeared in issue 017 of Sanitarium Magazine. Three of his other short stories, “Blynd Haus”, “The Anteater” and “The Dying Dream of Major Andre” have been featured in anthologies this year by Dark Chapter Press, Grinning Skull Press, and Legends of Sleepy Hollow respectively. “The Devil’s Engine” is his first novella to be published. The third novel in his “Hudson Horror” novels, “By Summer’s Last Twilight”, is his third novel.
He is also author and designer of “Combat Recon: 5th Air Force Images from the SW Pacific 1943-45” (Schiffer Publishing, 2007), a historical account based around his great uncle’s service as a combat photographer during WWII.
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