R.B. Shifman relaxing on Coronado Peninsula, California, far from his home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
I’m a husband, father, writer, and market researcher by day. Raised in South Florida, I studied creative writing at the University of Miami. Thirty-two years ago, I moved to Pennsylvania, where I earned a couple of graduate degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. After this, I entered the healthcare market research industry.
Like most authors though, I never stopped reading and writing for pleasure. I write UMG and YA stories under the pen name, R.B. Shifman.
I live with my wife and daughter near Doylestown, Pennsylvania outside of Philly. My daughter attends college, and my son is an Emerson College graduate and lives in the Boston area. This leaves me plenty of time to spend with my wife (my biggest supporter), as well as write fantasy, horror, contemporary, and scifi stories.
I’m a lifelong learner, and I continue to take writing courses to improve my craft.
Also, I keep writing. I write. And I write. And I write.
Other interesting facts about me – In high school, I was a wrestler, and I spent seventeen years coaching youth wrestling. A rabid University of Miami Football fan, I’m the founder of the All-CANES Holiday Cookie Team; pictures of past years’ winners can be found on my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/rshifman3/?hl=en
Every semester, I am lucky enough to be a special guest instructor for Central Bucks High School West’s Creative Writing class in Doylestown, PA. On 03/04/2022, I discussed the drafting/writing process, hooks, the mechanics of good writing, and other topics with the students. If you’re a teacher, I’d be happy to speak with your class, too. A download of the material reviewed is available here:
I can be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rshifman.
Check back throughout 2022 for news on exciting projects in the works.