"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"


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Bob Hocking - Author

Author, speaker, good listener, and always up for an adventure. With several published efforts currently in print, this is the area of the site to visit if you are interested in Bob's books, appearances and other parts of his professional work.



Since the first days back in 2003, the In My Backpack web site has grown into a bit of a community. Here you can find general writing from Bob, the monthly Now Playing journal and more.


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