R. L. Corn's Bio

My father was a great storyteller. He had a gift. He was
locally known for telling stories of growing up during the
Great Depression. Even though he was born in the small
town of EstillSprings, Tennessee, he told his wonderful
tales of being a cowboy in Texas and New Mexico and
hitchhiking back and forth across the country to his
hometown. He ended up in Columbia, Tennessee where
he met my mother.  I came by my love of story-telling

I spent thirty years working for the "telephone company".
While I had many great times, and met many wonderful
people, large corporation shave a tendency to drain any
semblance of creativity out of their employees. It almost

After a year of retirement (which I will add is not for everyone), I worked for a large church in Birmingham that not only valued creativity, but encouraged and nurtured it. I met some of the most talented and creative people on the planet. It was in my job description to think outside of the box. 

In 2013, my wife and I moved to Banner Elk, NC, and I found my passion for writing. I have written over twenty short stories, countless poems and lyrics and co-authored a literary fiction book with my wife (Always Thaddeus – The Resurrection), which was an Amazon Hot New Release. I have just completed my first full-length novel The Titanic Paradox. 


I was recently included in the 2021 North Carolina Bards Poetry Anthology. Last year, I was asked to contribute an article for Goldenheart II, We Are Your Family that also became an Amazon Hot New Release this year. I am currently writing a recurring magazine article about the trials and tribulations of restoring old British cars.

When I am not writing, I enjoy playing guitar and drums and restoring my old MG. I own and operate an antique store with my wife.

I have just completed my first full-length novel The Titanic Paradox. Hopefully it will hit the book stores early next year. Here is a preview:

The Titanic Paradox

In 2022, Dan Hunt and his wife drove to Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee,to visit the Titanic Museum for a weekend
get-away. Instead ofthe vacation that he had planned,
Dan finds himself pulled into a situation well beyond
his control and understanding.

Dan awakes on April 13, 1912, in the middle of the North
AtlanticOcean with his new wife on their honeymoon.
With no grasp as towhy or how he got there, Dan must
try to pass himself off as JohnFranklin, an employee of
Harland and Wolff and one of the architects of the Titanic. 


Hosted in John Franklin’s body, Dan has John’s memories
as wellas his own. He will only have a couple of days to  

save the ship, orat a minimum, save himself and his new  

wife.With the remembrances of his previous life slowly fading from his 
his plight is complicated. If he just knew why he had been sent back to the Titanic. 

Meanwhile John Franklin finds himself catapulted into the twenty first century where things have changed for the worse, due to Dan’s interference 110 years earlier. Begrudgingly Dan and John will have to work together to resolve the Paradox of the Titanic. 

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