Rob Smales Dot Com

I write character-driven dark fiction.
What do you do?

Greetings and salutations, readers and writers! My name is Rob Smales, and this is my website; a place for stories to be told and talked about, and for me to occasionally pat myself on the back for getting something published. 

Site Under Construction!

I'm in the process of giving the site an overhaulin between writing, editing, and working a day job (yep, in that order). Please bear with me.

Navigation menus may change. Sidebars will change. Things will be updated. Some stuff will be added. Some stuff will disappear.

Come on back every once in a while and check out the progress. I'd love to have you.


There's this book. You can't see it, but it's there, floating in the ether, waiting to become a real thing.

You can help.

If it becomes a thing, it'll have work from quite a few of your favorite writers John Palisano, Thomas Sniegoski, Errick Nunnally, Richard Paolinelli--and even me!

But, like I said, we need your help.

Check out the My Peculiar Family kickstarter, put on by our friends over at Sci-Fi Saturday Night. Every dollar helps.

Oh, and I lied. You *can* see it--the cover, at least--but you have to click on the link to do it.

Go on. Click it. You know you want to.

 . . . And to hear more about it, check out my interview (well, mine and my editing partner, Stacey Longo, as well as cover artist Karen Gosselin) with the Sci-Fi Saturday Night crew, where we give a little behind-the-scenes look at the book.

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