R is for Robert L. Iles — 15 Comments

  1. Wonderful interview. I feel like I’ve met up with this gentleman now, too.

    Print on demand. So wonderful an idea. It looks like e-books have just skipped right over it, though. POD is still available, but …

  2. Thank you — Thank you — Thank you for this, Marian.

    Any given morning, I could count on Bob to lift me from sad, depressed, grumpy thoughts (I’d add “nasty” — but we both enjoyed a lil’ bit of “gutter humor”). He was a jewel of a man, and a wonderful, talented writer.

    …and I believe *he’d* love the fact you posted this on “4/20”.

    Bob Iles? I know you’re lifting “spirits” in Heaven…. Party on, Dude!

    Ginny Fleming would love to share..Please “bear” with me… I’m not “lion” when I say: I’mma idiot.My Profile

  3. Robert L. Iles was my father. A friend sent me the link to this interview today, and I was overjoyed to read it! While your name is familiar to me, Marian, I don’t recall having read this before.

    Thanks for keeping him alive through re-posting the interview. He was a great man on many levels – a great father, grandfather, husband, friend, and writer. I only wish he’d had more time to share his wit and humor with us all.

    • You were kind enough to reply to an email I sent Bob, letting me know what had happened to him. It was so very kind of you to do that. Just what I might have expected of a son of my friend. 🙂 I honestly do miss Bob all the time. He was a spark of joy. In checking some facts about Bob for this post, I was saddened to learn of the death of your beautiful mother, too. I met her when she accompanied Bob to Corydon for a book signing. I’m so sorry for your double loss.

      Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Please keep in touch with me, okay?

    • Hello, Sarah! Bob was FULL of personality. 🙂 It’s hard for me to believe I only met him once, and we conducted this interview over several rounds of email. Thank you for stopping by. Anybody with anything good to say about Bob is a friend of mine!

  4. Hello, Marian.
    My siblings just shared this article with the rest of us. Thank you for re-posting the article and keeping his voice alive. I can “hear” him in the interview and I just love it!

    • Hi, James — pleased to meet all of you. One of the great things about Bob’s writing is how strong his voice was. What a treasure it was to know him, even if it was only over the internet. And what a blessing it’s been to me to hear from all of you! 🙂

    • Jean, I miss Bob every day. I only met him once in real life, but he and I were mischief-makin’ buddies online. He passed a few years ago, but I still think of things he would get a kick out of and wish I could share them. Hugs!

      Marian Allen would love to share..SAGEMy Profile

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