Publisher: Apache Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
Book Links: Apache Publishing Company / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Kindle
Synopsis: A real-life, true crime, memoir about the incredible story of a poor teenage Oklahoma farm boy who was charged with murdering his mother and sister in cold blood and then burning down the family home in a supposed attempt to cover up his crimes and his ten-year court battle to clear his name.
In the early morning hours of June 19, 1963, just four days before he was to leave for basic training, Bobby Wilson was awakened by his mother.
She held a loaded gun to his head and had a crazy, yet familiar, look in her eyes. Alongside his sister, Bobby had suffered her rants for years, but tonight was different. Bobby knew without a doubt that the demons that his mother had struggled with for years had their sights on him.
He realizes he has nowhere to turn and nowhere to run, but he has no idea that the nightmare has just begun. It is a nightmare that changes the course of his life. It is a nightmare that will ultimately take Bobby ten years to wake up from.
Interview: Q. How did writing this book affect you?
A. It caused a great deal of self-examination and peace of mind and coming to terms with the entire harrowing experience.
Q. When did you know you wanted to write about this?
A. It was in the planning stages for approximately ten years until I was able to come up with an entire manuscript.
Q. Do you plan any subsequent books?
A. Yes, I have written three more books. The second published book is entitled, Renegade Barrister, which continues the legal saga during the ten years following the book Bobby’s Trials of the rough and tumble, trial practice in Texas. My third and fourth books are political novels, part of a series of the John Q. Citizen and his secret society. In the first book of that series, the published book is entitled State of Mind, wherein John Q. Citizen exacts retribution and justice from the bankers and politicians behind America’s fiscal meltdown. The second book of the series, State of unrest, America splinters as an over-reaching President and a complicit Congress assail the right to bear arms and John Q. Citizen and his secret society fight back.
Q. What are you currently reading?
A. 100 Battles, General Editor: Martin J. Dougherty
Q. All of the books you’ve read, which book has impacted you the most?
A. To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy. As a young man it set my goals to be a military man.
Q. Please tell us your latest news (book-related or not).
A. I just finished a book tour through Oklahoma and Texas and am currently assembling materials for my fifth book, a novel - A glimpse into the future by a Tucson Private Investigator
Q. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
A. Don’t allow life’s twists and turns to overwhelm you and no matter how bad things appear to be, you can move on with your life by setting goals and not letting events control you or your well being.
Author Bio: Bobby was born in San Francisco, CA, on September 3, 1944, to a waitress mother and mysterious father.
His younger years were years of endless relocations until his mother and younger sister, Judy, ended their sojourn in Hugo, Oklahoma, the area of his mother’s upbringing, Indian country in Southeastern Oklahoma.
Intent on a military career, Bobby enlisted in the National Guard while beginning his high school senior year. His plans for the future were suddenly cut short when he was jailed and criminally charged with his family’s deaths.
After his release from jail, Bobby had to rebuild his life from scratch and worked his way through the University of Texas and Texas Tech School of Law, all the while supporting a wife and daughter.
Bobby graduated from Law School in 1973 having already passed the State Bar exam. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980.
He soon established himself as a fearless trial lawyer in the State of Texas, unafraid to take on the establishment or its leaders in civil and criminal litigation. He made enemies in the legal profession, but his clients worshipped him.
In the early 1990’s Bobby quit the law business to become a professor of law. He moved to Arizona and became certified to teach law and political science and was named Outstanding Business Faculty Instructor at Rio Salado College in 1999.
In 2001 he was retained by the disgraced Arthur Anderson and Company to write an Ethics guide for their employees in Arizona.
Bobby continues to write and teach law and paralegal courses for colleges in Arizona. Currently, Bobby is busy writing a series of books under his "Bobby Trials" banner as well as Murder Mysteries/Legal Thrillers. Bobby is married and currently living in Arizona.