Born and raised in upstate New York, Robert J. Barclay, (the pen name for writer Robert Newcomb) has been around horses for much of his life. As a boy, he first fell in love with an American Quarter Horse named Duchess. He and his father owned racehorses and spent many nights at the track watching them run. After moving to Florida with his wife, a neuro-psychologist, he turned his attention to writing. IF WISHES WERE HORSES is his first mainstream novel.
Robert Barclay was the pen name of Robert Newcomb who suffered a heart attack and passed away suddenly in his home in Coral Gables, FL in 2016. He is survived by his wife Joyce.