"There’s nothing like a subtle sense of humor to catch a reader’s eye and ear..."
-- - - ~ Joe Kernan -- Warwick Beacon
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-- -- "In My Backpack - Stories and Travels of Bob Hocking"

"...its as if hes talking directly to you... there were times I was positive he was seated comfortably across from me in my study..."
-- - - ~ Roger Zotti -- The Resident
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-- -- "Essays to Enjoy and Learn From"




**Upcoming** **Events**

None currently scheduled ~ 2018 dates and information coming soon







Around the time Bob was six-years-old, his parents attended a meeting with his teacher. She explained to them that of all the children she had ever taught, “Little Bobby” was the one she would most want to be marooned on an island with because of his amazing stories...


The actual stories could begin in a few places. It just depends on which details you are trying to find...

When did Bob begin writing? When did Bob first post on the internet? When did Bob first publish his efforts?

The true beginnings are exactly where you likely would expect... developing in the mind of a child and never really reaching an end.

Bob has always enjoyed writing and creating. That has been true as far back as he can remember. (You can make him grow old, you can't make him grow up.) What has changed is the presentation.

His books have offered collections of essays and interviews, and have explored themes of travel and sports. You can look over information about all of his published efforts in the Writing & Books area...

Writing & Books

Here you'll find material on all of his titles (which are also shown by cover in the column on the right, in the order of publication).

You'll be able to find information about Bob, where to purchase his books, and his schedule of upcoming events.

Enjoy your stay, and thanks for visiting.



If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at Penny@inmybackpack.com