Writer (novels and screenplays). Born– August 22, 1943, Elba. Parents– Louis Frederick and Emma Margaret (Cooper) Inman. Married– Paulette Strong, April 15, 1967. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1965, M.F.A., 1979. Employed by WSFA-TV, Montgomery, 1965-1968; press secretary for Governor Albert Brewer 1968-1970; employed by WBTV, Charlotte, N.C., 1970-1975; worked for the University of Alabama, 1975-1979; for WBTV, 1979-1996. Free-lance writer after 1996. Author of plays and filmscripts as well as novels.Member Authors Guild; Writers Guild; Dramatists Guild; PEN American Center; North Carolina Writers Forum. Honors– Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of Broadcast and Film Communication, University of Alabama; first prize for fiction, Birmingham Festival of Arts; three-time winner of Outstanding Fiction Award from Alabama Library Association;  various awards for television journalism.


Robert Inman, Charlotte, North Carolina; contemporary authors online


The Christmas Bus.  Charlotte, NC:  Novello Festival Press, 2006.

Captain Saturday.  Little, Brown, 2002.

Dairy Queen Days.  New York:  Little, Brown, 1997.

The Governor’s Lady.  John F. Blair, Publisher, 2012.

Home Fires Burning. Boston; Little Brown, 1987.

My Friend Delbert Earle and Other Notes in Closing; Television Essays. Charlotte; Hometown Press, 1989.

A Note in Closing. Charlotte, North Carolina; Hometown Press, 1985.

Old Dogs and Children.  Boston:  Little, Brown, 1991.


No Hiding Place:  Uncovering the Legacy of Charlotte-Area Writers:  An Anthology.  Asheboro, NC: Down Home Press, 1999.