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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bruce Steinberg  

Pen Name: B.R. Robb, Bee Robb, A.D. David

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1958 in Skokie, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Steinberg lives in St. Charles, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and earned his law degree from the Loyola School of Law, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steinberg is an attorney whose first novel, ''The Widow's Son'', is set in 1966/67 Chicago and its suburbs. It tells the based-on-fact story of a 12-year-old's unwanted task of saving his family from self-destruction after his family witnesses the unexpected death of their father.''My Occasional Torment'' was written under the pen name of Bee Robb. It was published in 2010 and set in Highland Park, Illinois. It was also adapted into a stage play performed at Center Stage Theater in Naperville, Illinois.Steinberg is also the author of ''River Ghosts'' and ''An Assassinated Man.'' His book, ''Allen's Rocket'', was created by his son and was a joint effort between father and son.As BR Robb, Steinberg also writes a slice-of-life humor column for ''Silent Sports'', a monthly print magazine, has appeared as a guest on NPR and WGN radio, and has written feature columns for Chicago area newspapers including ''The Daily Herald''.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Widow's Son'' - won grand prize winner at First Novel Fest 2000 ''River Ghosts'' - starred review ranking from Kirkus