Rob Watts is an award-winning writer from Boston, Massachusetts.
After freelancing for many years, covering live music and album releases in his hometown of Boston---and occasionally Toronto, he turned to fiction writing and released a series of novellas in the thriller genre. 2011 saw the release of Huldufolk, a suspenseful Icelandic folklore tale which was packaged with an accompanying CD of soundtrack music composed by Watts.This was followed up in 2012 with Crabapples and 2014s Left-Hand Path, both accompanied by soundtrack albums composed by the author. His debut novel, The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove, was released in 2015 as a special edition hardcover, CD & vinyl soundtrack. It was re-released in paperback in 2017. His suspense/thriller Americana was released in 2016 in a limited edition print with a vinyl record book cover featuring the song "Americana Theme." Americana took home an award from The New England Book Show in recognition of excellence in graphic arts. In 2017, Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide was released, as well as the romantic thriller, Recently Separated.
In addition to thriller writing, he co-authored Snowpocalypse, a children's picture book with illustrator and co-author Susan Saunders.Together they formed Waunders Children's Books. 2016 saw the launch of his hot sauce line called WATTSauce He earned two college degrees in the 1990s---Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management, and set out for a career in the food service industry which extended well-over a decade. Soon after his final stint in the culinary field, he became the co-owner of the high-end stainless steel design & fabrication company, The Stainless Guys. Their work has been seen and praised in various publications such as New England Home Magazine and Design New England. They've also appeared on Bob Vila's Home Again television show and on HGTVs Spontaneous Construction.
Some of his interests include traveling, skiing, cooking, reading, music, architecture, Scandinavian design, Icelandic folklore and of course Boston's local culture and professional sports teams. He currently resides in Boston but divides most of his time between Boston, Cape Cod and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.