Bob Menzies was born in Seymour, Victoria. His father was in the army which resulted in Bob being educated in various schools and colleges around Australia. After he finished school, he joined the Royal Australian Navy where he spent 14 years travelling around the world. After this, he spent 14 years with the South Australian Correctional Services Department reaching the position of Manager. When Bob retired from this part of his life, he started writing and continues to do so to this day. Bob lives with his wife, Heather, in the mountains just out of Melbourne.