Robert “Bob” Krenzel is a native of New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University, earning both a degree in History and a commission as an officer through the Army R.O.T.C. Program.
A 24-year military career as an Armor and Cavalry officer saw Bob stationed in Kentucky, Texas, Germany, Connecticut, Kansas, and New York. Along the way, the Army was kind enough to give him the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. Bob’s six operational deployments saw him on peacekeeping duty in Macedonia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, as well as in combat in Iraq (Baghdad and Kirkuk) and Afghanistan. His culminating assignment was as an Assistant Professor and teaching team leader at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
It was while teaching at the staff college that Bob caught the writing bug. Bob developed a renewed interest in the American Revolution while grading history papers about British and American efforts to win over the population during the war. Thus, when he decided to have a crack at writing historical fiction, the Revolution was a natural choice.
Bob currently resides in the Kansas City area; he is married with two children. His family is incredibly patient, putting up with Bob’s writing hobby, and even allowing themselves to be dragged across wet, muddy Revolutionary War battlefields. They are his anchor, and his inspiration.
When he is not working, writing, or spending time with his family, you may find Bob with map, compass, and binoculars, hiking across a centuries-old battlefield. He will often wander off the beaten path; not because he is lost, but because he is following in the footsteps of men and women who made history.