Robert Whitlow is a best-selling author of eight legal thrillers, and has contributed a short story (The Rescuers) to the book What The Wind Picked Up by The ChiLibris Ring. In 2001, he won the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction, for his novel The Trial. He is a practicing attorney and lives in North Carolina.
His debut novel, The List, was made into a movie starring Malcolm McDowell.
Before Robert Whitlow wrote his first novel, best-selling The List, he had no ambition whatsoever to write. He woke one morning thinking about how people don't realise how much the past influences the present. While driving to work that morning, an idea for a novel regarding this subject came to mind. That night, he mentioned it to his wife, Kathy, who said "You should write it!" So he did.
After The List was published, he wrote The Trial, which won a Christy Award in 2001. He has continued to write ever since then.