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Robert Stofel is the founder of the VHA award-winning 360West Project--a writing workshop for suicidal adolescents at the Decatur Morgan West psych hospital, where he taught creative writing for seven years.


360WestProject published a student-authored literary journal each week. See their work at: 


Robert is a Franklin, Tennessee native and the host of Sunday With the Cows, a weekly Facebook show. He spent three years in the inner city of Nashville, Tennessee, counseling crack addicts. He's a frequent conference speaker.






Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

            Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, May 2008


Studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte 


Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

            B.S. Psychology, January 1997



  • God, Are We There Yet? Published by Cook Communications 2004—Also, translated into Spanish and published by Zondervan
  • God, How Much Longer? Published by Cook Communications 2005—Also translated into Spanish and published by Zondervan
  • Survival Notes for Graduates Published in 2004 by Ambassador Books
  • Survival Notes for Teens Published in 2005 by Ambassador Books
  • Survival Notes for New Parents Published in November 2008
  • Survival Notes for Race Fans Published in May 2010
  • Survival Notes for Those Who Mourn Published May 2013
  • “A Place for People Like Us,” Brevity, Spring 2011
  • “My Place for People Like Us,” Bare Root Review (Southwest Minnesota State University)
  • The Writing on the Wall,” Reed Magazine, (San Jose State University)
  • “Sum Life,” Controlled Burn, (Kirtland Community College’s English literary journal) forthcoming in Issue 4
  • “Dispatches from Lala Land,” Red Clay Review the inaugural issue (Kennesaw State University’s English literary journal)
  • A finalist in Mills College’s 580 Split Fiction Contest in 2007
  • “Bluer Than Elvis,” Zone 3, (Austin Peay State University’s English literary journal)
  • “The Gene of Dysfunction,” Aura Literary Arts Review (University of Alabama—Birmingham’s English literary journal)
  • “Post-it Note at the Edge of Faulkner’s Yard,” 2000 Writer's Digest Essay Award
  • Harvest Television show in South Bend, Indiana
  • The Michael Card Radio Show
  • Southern Women's Show in Birmingham, AL
  • The Bob Dutko Show - WMUZ Radio
  • Along the Way with Ruth Dinwiddie - WKES, Moody Broadcast Network
  • Midday Café with Dan Rosencrans, KFLQ, Albuquerque, NM
  • Author's Corner w/ Kenny Wimbash - KNEO RADIO - Neosho, MO
  • Northland Notebook with Ted Elm - KORE - Eugene, Oregon
  • Taylor University Leadership Conference 2015
  • Racers for Christ Conference 2015
  • Youth Encounter Brisbane, Australia
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