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Robert L. Van Kirk spent his formative years in a small, West Virginia city along the Ohio River, a delightfully quirky spot that has inspired much of his writing.

Robert is a retired investment industry executive who still claims he was not personally responsible for the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

Along with his latest book, Hog Heaven, he is the author of two previous humorous crime novels, Wormwood High Crimes and a Bunch of Misdemeanors and Wormwood Beyond Dead.

He has also written articles for such well-known periodicals as Organic Fast Food News, Penitentiary Times, Atheist Confessional, and the Witness Protection Program Yearbook.

He resides in New Bern, North Carolina, with his wife Michelle and their dog Anna, and is currently working on his next book.


Hog Heaven, the most polluted hog farm in Craven County, North Carolina, is under attack by overzealous regulators and local environmentalists. What are the ...

A humorous crime novel that reveals more bad news about Wormwood, West Virginia, a town with the motto, “Down, But Not Completely Out, Yet.” ...

A comical murder mystery set in the small town of Wormwood, West Virginia, one that has fallen on hard times. And just about everyone has pretty much come...