Author & historian, Robert N. Macomber mesmerizes the crowd at Shell Point Community's Academy of Lifelong Learning as he gives the Part 1 segment of a four-part series of lectures on "The Spanish-Cuban-American War" [March 2017].

Happy to see a mesmerized crowd at Shell Point Community’s
Academy of Lifelong Learning enjoying Part 1 of my four-part series
of lectures on “The Spanish-Cuban-American War”
with the next 3 events to follow on March 16th,
March 21st & March 23rd ~ check my website calendar
for details then call for a reservation at tel # 239-489-8472.

 [March 2017] 

      

Historian, Robert N. Macomber's Spanish-American War Expedition to Santiago de Cuba Cemetery offered a visit to the Tomb of Jose Marti, also where Fidel Castro is buried.

On my Spanish-American War Expedition,
we went to the Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba
to see the revered tomb of Jose Marti, which is
also where Fidel Castro is buried.

 [March 2017] 

     

Expedition participants gathered around the monument at El Caney battlefield from the Spanish-American War 1898 in eastern Cuba.

Some of our hearty travelers are gathered around the monument
at El Caney battlefield from what’s thought of in Cuba as
the Spanish-Cuban-American War of 1898.

 [March 2017] 

     

Author & historian, Robert N. Macomber shares little known details about the end of the American Civil War in Florida at the Marco Island Historical Society event.

It’s always a treat to reveal little known information
about Florida’s role in the Civil War,
and how the Civil War ended,
which was my topic, called “The Great Escape”
at the Marco Island Historical Society event.
I’ll be back there on March 28th ~ Mark your calendars!

 [February 2017] 

    

Haslam's Book Store in St. Pete, FL is a book lover's utopia, and author Robert N. Macomber is pleased to have a book signing there when each new novel is released. Here's his latest, An Honorable War, when the Spanish-American War begins.

Haslam’s Book Store in St. Petersburg, Florida
is a book lover’s utopia, and here I am
just before my book signing event for my 13th novel
in the Honor Series, titled An Honorable War.
(original photo provided by Ray Hinst)
 [February 2017] 

   

Wakian, Barbara Stokes [aka: one of the Wicked Sistas] at MacIntosh Books buying Robert N. Macomber's latest novel in the Honor Series, An Honorable War on Sanibel Island, FL.

It’s one of the Wicked Sistas, Barbara Stokes,
who surprised me at my book signing event
on Sanibel Island [MacIntosh Books]
very eager to get my new novel,
An Honorable War, for herself & friends.
 [February 2017] 

   

The Book Launching Party at Copperfish Books for An Honorable War by Robert N. Macomber - standing room only!

It’ll be hard to top this Book Launch Party
for An Honorable War at Copperfish Books …
Look at all the smiling faces!

 
[February 2017] 

  

Author & historian Robert N. Macomber speaks to the SW FL Senior & Retired Physicians Association at their dinner meeting.

After having dinner with the Senior & Retired
Physicians Association of SW FL, it was a treat to share stories
with this very interested audience
about the role our area of Florida played in the Civil War

 
[February 2017] 

  

Shell Point Community's "Academy On The Go" takes a Peace River History Tour with historian Robert N. Macomber on King Fisher Fleets in Punta Gorda, FL

Such a beautiful winter’s day in Punta Gorda, FL
with the Academy On The Go from Shell Point Community
who joined me for a Peace River Tour on King Fisher Fleets
to learn about the history of our region.  
 
[January 2017] 

 

Author and historian Robert N. Macomber speaks to the Palm Beach County Civil War Round Table.

It makes me feel rewarded when I can give a talk
on a new topic to people who know and study history, like my friends
at the Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach County
 
[December 2016] 

   

Author Robert N. Macomber signs one of many books bought at the Pine Bay Gallery Holiday Party in Matlacha, FL.
What a wonderful holiday party thanks to Deb & her team
at Pine Bay Gallery, my Ship’s Store! Besides carrying my books,
it’s a unique shop filled with amazing gifts.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Peace To All on Earth
[December 2016] 

   

Old friend, Ann Alsop is holding her newly signed novel, The Assassin's Honor with author Robert N. Macomber at the Estero Island Historical Society event.
Long-time reader, Ann Alsop is pleased to have her newly
purchased copy of The Assassin’s Honor signed by me at the
Estero Island Historical Society event so she can add it to the rest
of the Honor Series, since she’s read them all ~ good to see you Ann
!
[November 2016] 

   

Author & lecturer of amazing historical fact, Robert N. Macomber is back at the ROA [Reserved Officers of America] luncheon for the Naples-Marco Island Chapter.
It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new 
members
of the ROA [Reserve Officers Association] of Naples-Marco Island, FL
when I gave my talk on “Decima Mas” at their recent luncheon. Looking
forward to seeing everyone again in April 2017 when
my next novel, An Honorable War is out!
[November 2016] 

   

Author & historical lecturer, Robert N. Macomber signs a copy of his latest novel after giving a talk at the Military Officers Association [MOASWF] dinner meeting in Naples, organized by Bill Hodges [middle].

Thank you to Bill Hodges [middle] of The Military Officers Association
of Southwest Florida [MOASWF] for having me speak to his
well attended dinner meeting and for putting together
such a creative introductory video about me with music
to entertain his members before my talk. Well done, sir!
[October 2016] 

   

Macomber working with legendary Cuban historian, Miguel Moncada in Santiago de Cuba.

Working with legendary Cuban historian, Miguel Moncada in
Santiago de Cuba, on my long-awaited trek, was extremely rewarding!
[August 2016]  

   

Author & historian Robert N. Macomber looking out from the Spanish Blockhouse on San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba while researching for future projects.
Looking out from the Spanish Blockhouse on San Juan Hill,
Santiago de Cuba, gave me views I had only before seen in my dreams.
[August 2016]  

   

Robert Macomber meeting with Dr. Olga Portunado Zuniga, the Director of the Office of History for Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba researching for his Honor Series novels.
Thank you to Dr. Olga Portuondo Zuñiga,
Director of the Office of History for Santiago de Cuba
who had much to share with me on this research trip.
[August 2016]  

  

Author & lecturer Robert N. Macomber speaking at the Lee County Genealogical Society on "Planning A Research Trip" which had a full house attendance!
An invigorating crowd attended the Lee County Genealogical Society
for my talk on “Planning a Research Trip” and sincere thanks
to Carol Rooksby Weidlich for helping to make it all come together!
[July 2016]  

 

Remnants of the USS Maine, which exploded in Havana harbor, on display at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Cuba, one of the first stops on Robert Macomber's tour for his inaugural Havana Reader Rendezvous.
During our private tour with the Director of the Masonic
Grand Lodge of Cuba, we saw remnants of the USS Maine,
which blew up in Havana harbor ~ keep this in mind
when you read my next book due out in mid-February 2017.
 [June 2016]  

      

In Havana, Cuba at Jose Marti's birthplace home, there's a display on the Pedroso family who helped Marti in Ybor City [Tampa, FL] written about by Robert Macomber in his 12th novel, The Assassin's Honor.
In the home where Jose Marti was born in Havana,
Cuba there is a display recognizing the Pedrosos of
Ybor City [Tampa, FL], which was a key location
in my 12th novel, The Assassin’s Honor.
 [June 2016]  

     

Punta Fortress [Museo de la Punta] in Havana, Cuba for author & historian, Robert N. Macomber's inaugural Havana Reader Rendezvous ~ what a tour!
 Almost everyone gathered up for this photo at the
Punta Fortress during our inaugural
Havana Reader Rendezvous in Cuba.
 [June 2016]  

 

Author Robert N. Macomber entertains Shell Point's Academy of Lifelong Learning with insider's stories about his 12th novel, The Assassin's Honor and also gave highlights to a packed audience about his upcoming books.
It was a packed house at Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning
for my first of three presentations ~ such an astute crowd,
including many Wakians, I’m proud to say!
 [May 2016]  

      

Author and historian, Robert N. Macomber speaks to the Florida Commodores Association, hosted by Platinum Point Yacht Club, giving his talk "Yachts That Went To War"
Standing room only at the FL Commodores Association meeting
hosted by Platinum Point Yacht Club
where I gave my talk “Yachts That Went To War”
 [April 2016]  

     

Author and historian, Robert N. Macomber places his novel, The Darkest Shade of Honor into the Pine Island, Florida Time Capsule to be opened again in April of 2066, fifty years from now, and is being kept at The Museum of The Islands.
 I placed a copy of my novel, The Darkest Shade of Honor,
into the Pine Island Time Capsule at today’s ceremony,
and can only hope to imagine those who open it up
in 2066 will remember what an actual book is ….
This book was dedicated to my girlfriend
at the time it was published, who’s now my lovely wife,
so it was the perfect choice!
 [April 2016]  

 

The Carolinas Writers Conference Committee gather with author and presenter, Robert N. Macomber after the all-day event.
Here I am gathered together with
The Carolinas Writers Conference Committee,
who deserve a standing ovation and have my gratitude
for their tireless commitment to organizing this annual event
where, this year, I spoke on writing and marketing.
 [April 2016]  

     

Captain Chuck Koucky [right] of Pine Island Sailing with historian and author, Robert N. Macomber [left] on the 47 ft. gaff-rigged ketch, Alondra - tours available!
 There I am on the left with Captain Chuck Koucky on the right.
We’re ready to head out for my four hour history tour,
 “If These Waters Could Talk” with me as your guide
on the beautiful 47ft. gaff-rigged ketch, Alondra [6 passengers max].
Call Nancy Koucky at (239) 233-3003 to grab reservations & get
details for the 2016 Fall dates, which are filling fast!
Alondra is docked at the Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant on Pine Island.
 [April 2016]  

     

General Barry McCaffrey, US Army (Ret) on the left with Robert N. Macomber at the Honor The Free Press event founded by the Marines of Naples, FL
General Barry McCaffrey, US Army (Retired) on the left,
spoke at the Honor The Free Press event in Naples, FL
which was founded by the Marines of Naples,
and sincere thanks to Bob Hoffman
for having me there as his guest.
 [March 2016]  

     

Author & lecturer, Robert N. Macomber speaks to a full house at the Bonita Springs Library [Florida] on his subject "Sanibel And Captiva Islands In The Civil War" with his 12th novel, The Assassin's Honor displayed.
Great to be back to a jam packed audience at
the Bonita Springs Library for my talk on
“Sanibel and Captiva Islands in The Civil War”
which was sponsored by their Friends of the Library.
 [March 2016]  

     

Author of the award-winning Honor Series, Robert N. Macomber gives the insider's stories to a keenly interested audience at the Vero Beach Book Center featuring his 12th novel, The Assassin's Honor.
It was fun fielding questions from the keenly interested audience
of readers for my “Insider’s Story” talk about my novel,
The Assassin’s Honor, at the Vero Beach Book Center.
 [March 2016]  

     

Historian and acclaimed author, Robert N. Macomber presents "Marco Island In the Civil War" to the Marco Island Historical Society to a full house!
Marco Islanders love their history,
and I was delighted to share some lesser known tales
at the Marco Island Historical Society’s event!
 [March 2016]  

     

Author and historian Robert N. Macomber speaks to a full house at the Grande Isles Towers in Burnt Store Marina about his 12th novel in the Honor Series called The Assassin's Honor.
Always a warm and friendly audience for my talks at
the Grande Isles Towers in Burnt Store Marina,
and thanks for the many insightful questions!
 [February 2016]  

     

Acclaimed author and lecturer, Robert N. Macomber speaks to the Bonita Springs Historical Society luncheon event on the 500 year relationship between SW FL and Cuba.
There was a terrific turnout for
the Bonita Springs Historical Society’s luncheon,
where I was the guest speaker, giving a few highlights of the
500 year relationship between Southwest Florida and Cuba.
 [February 2016]  

     

Florida author, Robert N. Macomber speaks to the Reserve Officers Association [ROA] of Naples/Marco Island about a Civil War event ~ his talk was titled "The Sword of Key West"
Had an exhilarating day speaking again at
the Reserve Officers Association [ROA] of Naples/Marco Island
where my Civil War era topic for them was titled “The Sword of Key West”
 [February 2016]  

     

As a guest on WXEL-TV's PBS program "Between The Covers" with host Ann Bocock, I had time for a Q&A with the live audience.
As a guest on WXEL-TV’s PBS program
“Between The Covers” with host Ann Bocock,
I had time for a Q&A with the live audience
in Boynton Beach, FL ~ the show airs on
January 8th @ 5:30pm & January 9th @ 10am
 [December 2015]  

     

It just wouldn't feel like December without my annual talk to the Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach County
I always look forward to seeing my friends
at the Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach County
for my annual talk in Lake Worth, FL
 [December 2015]  

    

Dr. Rachel Schipper, Director of Libraries at The King Library [The Society of The Four Arts] on stage with me before my presentation.
Much appreciation to Dr. Rachel Schipper,
Director of Libraries at The King Library
[The Society of The Four Arts]
who posed on stage with me before
my presentation in Palm Beach, FL
 [December 2015]  

   

Macomber visiting with friends in the garden at The Society of The Four Arts complex before going on stage.
There I was in the garden
at The Society of The Four Arts complex
with time to get a few pointers before going
onstage for The King Library’s
Florida Voices program in Palm Beach, FL
 [December 2015]  

   

Macomber personalizing purchased novels by enthusiastic readers at Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, FL [December 2015]
It’s a sincere pleasure to personalize
copies of my novels for my audiences
everywhere, and here I was with a super crowd
at Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, FL
 [December 2015]  

 

Author Macomber with Janet Bollum, owner of The Muse Bookshop in DeLand, Florida holding the newest novel, The Assassin's Honor
Thank you, Janet Bollum, owner of
The Muse Book Shop,
 who has supported me over the years
giving cause for us to celebrate
the 10th Annual Central Florida
Reader Rendezvous in DeLand, FL
 [November 2015]  

  


The suspense is growing at the Leesburg Library during Macomber's discussion of researching The Assassin's Honor, but no spoilers here!
The suspense is growing at the Leesburg Library
during my talk about researching
The Assassin’s Honor, but no spoilers got out that day ….
 [November 2015]  

  

Macomber speaking at Barrel of Books and Games in Mount Dora, Florida on November 20, 2015
Within this wonderful audience at Barrel of Books and Games
was a couple who planned their trip across Florida
from Pensacola to Key West, including a special stop
in Mount Dora to see me and to buy The Assassin’s Honor!
Those are some loyal Wakians and I thank you!
 [November 2015]  

  

Happy Readers at Macomber's Book Signing Event / Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island

Happy readers get their books signed for themselves
and for gifts at Sunshine Booksellers
on Marco Island [November 2015]
  

  

Started in 1933, Haslam's Book Store is a tradition when I'm on book tour, and I'm thrilled to report we sold out of the hard copies of The Assassin's Honor at my book signing there [October 2015]

Started in 1933, Haslam’s Book Store is a tradition when
I’m on book tour, and I’m thrilled to report
we sold out of the hard copies of The Assassin’s Honor
at my book signing there  [October 2015]
  

 

Here at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL, I'm sharing stories with readers - one of my favorite moments - and this proud dad sends my novels to his son overseas who is stationed in places like Iraq & Afghanistan, then the books get read and read again and again. What an honor!

Here at Books & Books in Coral Gables, I’m sharing stories
with readers – one of my favorite author moments – and this proud
dad, Michael, sends my novels to his son overseas,
who is stationed in places like Iraq & Afghanistan ~ then the books
get read and read again and again ~ what an honor to know this!
[October 2015]
  

 

Thoroughly enjoyed my interview with JoEllen on her show Art In Your Ear for WMNF-FM Community Radio in Tampa, FL [October 2015]

Thoroughly enjoyed my interview with JoEllen
on her show “Art In Your Ear” for
WMNF-FM Community Radio in Tampa, FL
[October 2015]
  

 

 

Interacting with an enthusiastic audience at Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL [October 2015]

Interacting with an enthusiastic audience at Inkwood Books
in Tampa, FL [October 2015]
  

 

 

Getting ready to go on air at Studio 10 Live [WTSP-TV] in St. Pete, FL ~ broadcast across the Tampa Bay area [October 2015]

Getting ready to go on air at Studio 10 Live [WTSP-TV]
in St. Pete, FL which is broadcast across the Tampa Bay area
[October 2015]
  

 

FL Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference Luncheon with me as the Keynote Speaker in Saint Augustine [September 2015]

At the FL Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference Luncheon
as the Keynote Speaker in Saint Augustine [September 2015]
  

 

Macomber aboard the sailboat Alondra, offering a history cruise [2015]

It’s a wonderful time on the lovely ketch Alondra with me,
6 lucky passengers, Capt. Koucky and his crew ~ a sail of a lifetime
with seats always filling fast!
  

 

Macomber's Civil War Tour on Captiva Cruises 3-15-15; showing points of interest

I’m showing points of interest on my Civil War Tour with Captiva Cruises
around Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor [March 2015]
  

 

 

Here I’m speaking to readers aboard Island Girl Charter’s 45-foot
catamaran during a tour of SW FL historical Civil War sites between
Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor [photo credit to Scott Butherus
of the Naples Daily News]
 in February of 2015 

 

Paradise TV [Fox 4] filming me about upcoming historical
boating tours and events [January 2015]
  

 

Bob sounding conch shell at Pine Island Reader Rendezvous

12th Annual Pine Island Reader Rendezvous gets underway
when I sound the conch [Woody’s Waterside Pub in St. James City
on Monroe Canal held November of 2014] ~ 13th annual will be
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015!!

 

A cold beer at Motu Tapu with Bora Bora behind me.

2014 South Pacific lecture trip

 

Entrance to Banana Road, where I got badly hurt two years earlier, 
among the mountains of Mo’orea Island in French Polynesia.

2014 South Pacific lecture trip

 

 

2013 Reader Rendezvous at Pine Island

Bob wearing his Samoan clothes!

 

 

Sailing through Matlacha Passage, 2012

 

 

Wakian sighting—Nov 2011—Virginia Wakian Mike Woodgerd
 
kayaking in Antarctica while wearing the Onward & Upward hat!

 

 

Bob and the “Wakians” during his walking tour of Old Key West during the
 
5th Annual Key West Reader Rendezvous in 2011

 

 

Bob teaching Wakians how to properly drink rum at the
5th Annual Key West Reader Rendezvous in 2011

 

 

Meeting interesting people at an evening reception at
the historic Orman Mansion in Apalachicola

 

 

Visiting the Apalachicola Municpal Library as the
 featured author at “Authors in Apalach!” festival

 

 

September 2011 – The Historian of Cuban Freemasonry,
Justo Orihuela Alvarez, and his wife Olga, honored me by their visit
to my home for lunch

 

 

March 27, 2011 – Robert Macomber
and Sculptor Scott Dozier in front of the Peter Wake Statue

 

 

March 2011 – Robert Macomber playing the rub board with
the famous Yard Dogs at the Pine Island Reader Rendezvous 

 

 

February 2011 – Researching my novels in Cuba with Ela Lopez Ugante
– one of the world’s  foremost scholars on Jose Marti –
and her husband 
Roberto Giravdy

 

 

February 2011 – Researching Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba with the
 
historian of free masonry in Cuba, Justo Orihuela Alvarez

 

 

October 2010 – Robert Macomber Lecturing at NATO Headquarters

 

 

2010 Key West Reader Rendezvous – Robert Macomber giving
his Wakians (fans) a personal walking tour of Old Key West

 

 

2010 Key West Reader Rendezvous – Teaching Wakian Glenn Lambert
from Seattle how to sound a conch shell at sunset

 

 

Meeting with my readers at the 2009 Key West Reader Rendezvous 

 

 

May 2009 – Briefing by the “WEPS” (weapons officer) aboard USS VIRGINIA,

the US Navy’s very impressive new class of attack submarine,
at Groton, Connecticut 

 

 

Wakian Sighting in Cornwall, England at Lizard Point with my former colleague Keith Saunders [Sept'09]

 Wakian Sighting in Cornwall, England at Lizard Point with my former colleague & dearest friend, Keith Saunders [Sept.’09] 

 

 

February 2009 – Researching a current project with the pre-eminent anthropologist of Haiti, Dr. Louis Noisin,
of the University du Roi Christophe, 
in Cap Haitien, Haiti

 

 

February 2009 – My friend, Commander Presume Racine of the Haitian National Police, with me at Fort Maydi,
north of Cap Haitien, in 
Haiti

 

 

February 2009 – Eyeball recon in
northern Haiti, making the final 700ft ascent up the 
original 200 year-old path to the top of Mt Laferrière. This cliff damned near killed me!

 

 

 

January 2009 – Exploring Bloody Ridge
at Guadalcanal with local children

 

 

January 2009 – An F4F Navy Fighter from WW2 in the
jungle at Guadalcanal

 

 

January 2009 – with Dani Sentani tribesmen in the mountains of New Guinea
Peter Wake will be here in 1889

 

 

July 2008 — At dinner in the officers’ wardroom aboard USS Vicksburg,
an Aegis cruiser

 

 

July 2008—HAZE GRAY AND UNDERWAY!
On the foredeck with the officers of USS Vicksburg
during ops in the Atlantic Ocean

 

 

Some of my readers at the 2007
Atlanta Book Party

 

 

2007 Washington area book party
at Auld Shabeen Pub

 

 

Robert N. Macomber with Commodore Warner and the senior officers of
Queen Mary 2 at the official launching of
A Different Kind of Honor at
Latitude 42 degrees North, Longitude 28 degrees West,
on 8 September 2007, steaming for 
Southampton, England
from New York City

 

 

Sunset on the MeKong River, Cambodia

 

 

Talking with children at an orphanage along MeKong River in Cambodia

 

 

Discussing women and life with an 80 year old monk at Hanchey Wat
in Cambodia
 

 

 

Dinner at the Foreign Correspondents
Club of Cambodia
 

 

 

Lunch at the infamous Sadie Thompson’s Hotel in
Pago Pago, Samoa
 

 

 

My friend Princess Avisa at Pago Pago in Samoa

 

 

 

 An 11ft python and me after 3 shots of cobra
snake wine at Hoa Phuc, Vietnam

 

 

My cyclo-rickshaw driver Hhom and me at Hue, Vietnam

 

At the mausoleum of TuDuc on the Perfume River
in Vietnam

 

 

Bob as King Neptune with a Royal Concubine at
the Equator Crossing Ceremony aboard Silver Cloud 

 

 

Bob Macomber with his friends and fans in Key West–November 2005 

 

 

April 2005 / Marrakech – A Cobra in
my face during an African test of manhood

 

 

April 2005 – Trekking through the Atlas Mountains of North Africa

 

 

April 2005 – Atop the castle at Porto Fino Italy

 

 

Bob Macomber aboard the Chilean Warship Huascar, 

A ship from 1879 that will figure prominently in the novel for 2007. 

 

 

February 2004 – QM2 Maiden voyage to Rio de Janiero

Author with Commodore Warick aboard QM2

 

 

  July 2003 – Bob Macomber with his friends, Charlie the Spiderman, Kip, and Brian, of the world famous party-show band The Yard Dogs, on the dock of the infamous Bert’s Bar in Matlacha, Florida

 

 

 1987 – Author racing off coast of Cuba bound for Mexico