Skookum Maguire is the penname of Robert Bennett, a regional writer from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon) who writes literary short stories and detective/mystery/thriller novels, with an occasional commercial fiction novel thrown in.
Robert Bennett— either as himself or as Skookum Maguire— has published four additional mystery/thriller novels, one other commercial fiction novel, and one collection of short stories. Also, he has had some minor success in publishing short stories in literary magazines in recent years.
Skookum Maguire aka Robert Bennett
I used to work in the woods as a logger, but the advent of the 1980’s marked the end of most things positive in Oregon. After relocating to California with an idea of survival, I wrote a 400 page fictional account of my experiences in Oregon. No one was much interested in publishing the book, so I went to Sacramento State and earned an MA in Creative Writing.
By the time I completed the degree the economic crisis in Oregon had adjusted to a state of new normal, from which it never really recovered. So I wrote 4 mystery novels, a literary novel, and published a collection of short stories. I continue to write short stories for literary publications with some minor success. I also write novels.
Books by Skookum Maguire
Blue Collar Blues: Tales of Toil from the Trenches