Robert W. Bone

For more than half a century, travel writer and columnist Robert W. Bone has been a successful writer, author, editor and photographer in the U.S. and abroad. He began newspaper work while still in high school and college. Later, as a young lieutenant, he edited Army training manuals and lesson plans.

Bob Bone lived in Hawaii from 1971 to 2008. During that time he became known in the publishing world for the Maverick Guide series of books he began in 1977. The Maverick Guide to Hawaii  was published annually until 2001. He also wrote The Maverick Guide to Australia  and the Maverick Guide to New Zealand which were also published in multiple editions.

In 1990, he was the first alumnus to be inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame by his alma mater, Bowling Green State University of Ohio. His official biography was carried annually for many years in Who's Who in America.

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Fire Bone!

Fire Bone! is an unvarnished memoir of thrilling experiences with newspapers, magazines and book publishers, and the childhood and youthful love affairs that led up to them.Robert W. Bone has visited every continent and covered at least 75 countries. For four decades, thousands of travelers to Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand carried the latest editions of his prize-winning Maverick Guides.