Robert Gustaveson grew up during the Great Depression in Los Angeles. He spent the summer of 1941 in the Walker Mansion in Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon where the magician Houdini once lived. This was the Inspiration of his Laurel Canyon Ghost book.
He served as a judge for 31 years in Los Angeles County. He handled numerous murder and gang related Jury trials. During the Korean War he served as an officer in the 5th Air Force 67th Tactical Recognizance Wing in Kimpo Korea.
He is currently retired, writing novels, drawing cartoons, and travelling. His wife Julia Anne passed away in 2012. They have five children, nineteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.