Robert has written 2 novels, 2 non-fiction books, 12 screenplays and 3 stage plays in the past 15 years. His body of work has been recognized as finalist or better in over 120 festival, stage, book and screenplay competitions around the world. These placements include novel successes in Faulkner/Wisdom Creative Writing contest, Norumbego Fiction Award, Chesterfield, Writer's Network, Dana Awards, Frontiers in Writing, SFWP (Santa Fe), etc. His screenplays and stage plays combined have won a total alone 19 contests and came in 2nd place in 16 others (e.g., Spirit Quest, Breckenridge, Telluride, Fade In Magazine, Garden State Film Festival, etc.) His short play was produced at the BaCCA Performing Arts Center at a One Act Festival on Long Island, and his longer stage plays won a reading series at Abingdon Theatre in NYC and Ohio State University, and won the stage play categories in the London Film Awards, the Chicago Screenplay Contest, and American Movie Awards. He taught screenwriting 101 at the local community college and was one of the Temple University judges for the Freese Award screenwriting competition. Website: www.rgately.com.