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Robert Conroy


After taking early retirement from automotive management, Conroy (1938-2014) decided to combine his loves of history and writing. After discovering that Kaiser Wilhelm had plans to invade the U.S., he wrote his first alternate history, “1901,” in which the invasion took place. "1901" was a Book of the Month Club Alternate.  Altogether, five of his novels have been published and three were nominated for the Sidewise Award, with “1942” winning the award for 2009.  He also wrote for Military History Magazine.  He found alternate history fascinating and the possibilities never-ending.  He felt he would never run out of plots.

Conroy had an MBA and, when not writing, was adjunct faculty at Macomb Community College where he taught business.  He had a married daughter and two grandsons, and lived in southeastern Michigan with his wife of forty-plus years along with a very spoiled Border Terrier.


  • Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel: 1942

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