Robert Vallier comes from one of the world’s most distinguished musical families. He spent much of his life in music management, covering international touring, recording and theatre production. He created the Into Space! series of lectures and books (which he published) for his close friend the late Sir Patrick Moore. He raised his 3 children as a single parent. Robert holds a private pilot’s licence. He was responsible for sending over 5½ tons of books to needy schools in South Africa as catalogued working libraries. They continue today to enhance the lives of over 12,000 children annually. He has shared his love of flying by taking handicapped and sick children and their parents up into the air in fun charity flights, bringing some much-needed respite to the families. A recent operation that went wrong left Robert with permanent severe backache.
Spider 2-3 is his first novel. Its sequel, Decoy 17, is due for release in 2018.
Hear Robert talk on the BBC about his life, musical background and close friend Sir Patrick Moore.