On May 6, 2015, novelist, playwright and screenwriter Robert Inman spoke to a sold-out crowd at the Gaston Country Club about his love of reading and the individuals in his life who motivated him to become a writer.
He is the author of five novels: The Governor's Lady (2013), Home Fires Burning (1987), Old Dogs and Children (1991), Dairy Queen Days (1997), and Captain Saturday (2002). He is also the author of Coming Home: Life, Love and All Things Southern (2000) and The Christmas Bus (2009).
Inman has written screenplays for six motion pictures for television, two of which have been "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentations. His script for The Summer of Bell Tyler, a Hallmark production, won the Writers' Guild of America Award as the best original television screenplay of 1997. His other Hallmark feature was Home Fires Burning, a 1989 adaptation of his novel.
He is also the author of eight stage plays, the most recent of which is Liberty Mountain, a drama about the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, which premiered October 2014 in Kings Mountain, NC. His other plays, including two musicals, are Crossroads, The Christmas Bus, Dairy Queen Days, Welcome to Milj'ord, A High Country Christmas, The Christmas Bus: The Musical, and The Drama Club. Inman’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing Company.