My historical novel of the Ojibwe has won three literary awards to date: details on the right. Thank you readers!

CONTACT ME for interviews or to book my digital slide show and talk: "Life in Native America 400 Years Ago."

email: bob@robertdownes.com

Welcome Readers

  Thanks for stopping by. This website offers a bit about my books and what's new, including:
- My new novel, Bicycle Hobo
- Windigo Moon
- Planet Backpacker
- Biking Northern Michigan
- I Promised You Adventure
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Bicycle Hobo...

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New for 2018: "Bicycle Hobo," a thriller of revenge on the road. It's "Moby Dick" re-imagined as a lone cyclist spends three years on a 90,000-mile quest to avenge the death of his wife.

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Windigo Moon

Award winning novel of the Ojibwe
- 1st Prize 2014 Grand Rapids ArtPrize for the first chapter
- Gold medal: Best Regional Fiction, Great Lakes, from Independent  Publisher magazine
- Honorable Mention: Best Fiction, from Foreword Review

Rest in Peace, planetbackpacker.net 2008-2017.

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