Robert P. Kaye writes fiction of various length— flash, short story and novel. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, SmokeLong Quarterly, Potomac Review, Hobart, Juked, the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review and elsewhere and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Best Small Fictions. He has facilitated the Works in Progress open mic at Hugo House in Seattle for over seven years and co-founded the Seattle Fiction Federation reading series.
He began writing late in life after Salon magazine selected his entry “A Fool and His Money are Soon Automated” as Best Technology Epigram, and he got hooked on publishing stories.
Literary influences include writers that find reality to be inadequate, including George Saunders, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, Karen Joy Fowler, Thomas Pynchon, Aimee Bender, Colson Whitehead and Haruki Murakami.
His professional career was spent in the information technology field, including a long stint doing strategic planning for a city government, which wasn’t that different than writing science fiction, minus the fun stuff.
He lives in Seattle, Washington.