At the age of four, Robert Wagoner watched the live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing, he then spent his entire childhood following space exploration and dreaming of being an astronaut. A native of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region; he lives with his wife and children in New England, where he works for a technology firm.
In May, 2009, he released Call of Destiny, the first book in a series called One Small Step out of the Garden of Eden. The series is about humanity’s struggles five centuries after the Apollo 11 moon landing.
But the storyline has its origins well before 2009.
In 1976 (when he was only in sixth grade), spurred on by his love of space exploration, Robert sat down in front of a manual typewriter he had received at Christmas and pounded out a simple, 117 page, single-spaced novel about an exploration trip to another star.
Of course, the storyline itself was very rough (the grammar too!), so he determined a year later to redo the story. Not wanting to rush in, Robert slowly developed the entire storyline over the next several years, being particularly inspired by current events and history, as well as his increasing understanding of the human condition. By age twenty, he had finished the plotline for the series.
However, family, career, and simultaneously pursuing college/graduate school pushed the series to the backburner. Yet the story remained a constant in his thought. In 1997, he picked up where he left off, penning the entire series beginning to end.
The second book in the series is expected to be released late this year or early next year.