Welcome to robertbadal.com

Hello and welcome.

Mystery. Romance. Exotic places. The supernatural. Its what I’ve always been drawn to. As a kid, I liked to write fantasy stories. I drifted away from it (the voice of reason doing its awful job on me) but I did write some articles and have some plays produced and had my first book published in 1994, then a second one in 2000. Both were non-fiction.

Then those exotic places started calling and I moved first to Japan, then to China. Somewhere along this road, reason thankfully gave way to passion. My upcoming romantic mystery (and supernatural) novel has been in the works for a while, since I started traveling to China (2006). It’s actually the first volume of what will be a trilogy and is called Shanghai Passion. You can read about it (and check out a sample) under Works. I am proud to be represented for this by longtime Hollywood agent Stuart M. Miller. Interested publishers and media people should contact him (see the Contact page).

I read a lot of mystery romance fiction and supernatural stuff, and I like talking about them, so I have started a new blog, The Mystery Romance Blog. You can find it under Blogs.

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