About the Author

Robert E. Hollmann was raised in Lamesa, Texas. He attended Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas on a football scholarship. He graduated from Texas Tech in January 1968 with a B. A. degree in history. In March 1968, he joined the United States Marine Corps, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served for one year as an Infantry Officer in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the service in December 1970. During his time in the Marines he was awarded nine decorations and commendations including the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.
In January 1971 he returned to Texas Tech where he received an M. A. in Government in 1972. From 1972 until 1981 he taught government and history and served as an administrator at Midland Community College, Midland, Texas. He earned a doctorate in education from Texas Tech in 1976.
In 1981 he entered law school at Texas Tech and received his law degree in 1983. He currently has a private law practice in Odessa, Texas and is on the Faculty of The University of Texas Of The Permian Basin. He was selected for Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2005. His hobbies include sports, horseback riding, participating in the West Texas Roughriders western shoot-out group, and acting at the Globe of the great Southwest and the Permian Playhouse in Odessa, Texas.

He has had several novels published: Texas Rebel, The Last Cowboys, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, King of the Llano, Juan Seguin, Susannah Dickinson, and A Bad Water Homecoming. He has written a play, THE LAST BALL, which was first performed at the Globe of the Great Southwest in Odessa, Texas. He was selected Best West Texas Author for 2005 in a poll conducted by The Odessa American and Hastings Book Store.