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Robert Spande

Robert Spande has worked as a 911 dispatcher for Minneapolis 911 for about 19 years. He wrote The Born and the Made over 10 years. When he was finished, he figured how to make a book from YouTube. As the publisher, he submitted his novel to the Minnesota Book Awards, where it became the first handmade, self-published book ever to be considered as a finalist in the 29-year history of the awards. He loves to give presentations and welcomes opportunities to talk at bookstores and at group or book clubs. His journey has been a unique one with a positive message for writers who may not want to publish their book in the conventional manner. Spande has a lot to say about making books, which he feels is a great way for writers to get their books out to readers.

Recent & Notable Works



The Born and the Made (Self-published, 2016)

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