Faulkner grew up in blue collar Middle America. The soot covered snow of the factory town mid-western winters and the noxious
industrial odor of the summer’s oppressively humid city streets sent Bob’s mind veering from reality and into
books by Hambleton and London and the poems of Robert Service. He dreamed of cascading streams, clear mountain meadows and
the promise of wilderness adventures.
A world detour, courtesy of the United States Marine Corps, gave Bob the
impetus to quit his roots. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department, where he relished the excitement of life in the fast
lane on the mean streets.
Bob Faulkner now lives in Montana where he enjoys fishing, skeet shooting and the quiet
time to pursue his passion with the pen. He is the author of The Buffalo Rock.
According to the
book description of The Buffalo Rock, “In the summer of 1923 Grant Collins leaves his languishing
career as a journalist and travels to Montana to interview Tornado Tom, the last living rider of the Pony Express. Tom invites
Grant to stay at his Buffalo Rock Ranch, a sprawling enterprise which Tom has hewn from the Montana wilderness. As the summer
unfolds, Tom tells Grant of his seventy year odyssey from a Spartan childhood among the Blackfeet Indians to his life of baronial
comfort. At The Buffalo Rock, Grant experiences the mise-en-scene of Tom's life, as he reluctantly learns to ride, shoot
and fight. It is love at first sight when Grant meets Dixie, Tom's great-niece who is also visiting from Saint Louis.
Among stolen moments of romance, Grant chronicles the life and times of the erstwhile frontiersman. When Buck Horton, a ranch
hand with a penchant for violence, disputes Grant's claim to the heart of Dixie, the young lovers soon find themselves
galloping headlong on the hooves of hell into the jaws of a deadly triangle.”
According to one reader of The Buffalo
Rock, “You will not be disappointed. Whenever the main character, "Tornado" Tom Thomas, recalls
a piece of his past for the reporter who is writing his biography, that story becomes a book-within-a-book. It was like reading
a dozen books at one time. And each one was equally enjoyable. Plus, the ending blew my mind. Kind of leaves you with the