Robert L. Van Kirk

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, Wormwood Politically Correct, he is the author of three previous humorous crime novels, Wormwood High Crimes and a Bunch of Misdemeanors, Wormwood Beyond Dead, and Hog Heaven.

He has also written articles for such well-known periodicals as Organic Fast Food News, Penitentiary Times, Tire Rotation Journal, 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.


 Wormwood Politically Correct A Novel by Robert L Van Kirk

Derf Slatkin is on his way to becoming the solar energy king of Wormwood, West Virginia. Just as soon as he finishes installing new solar panels on Wormwood University’s …

 Hog Heaven A Novel

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

 Wormwood Beyond Dead

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

 Wormwood High Crimes and a Bunch of Misdemeanors

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 to accept things as …