Sheard, Robert 1960-

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SHEARD, Robert 1960-

PERSONAL:

Born March 9, 1960, in San Francisco, CA; son of Joe (an engineer) and Barbara (Dreher) Sheard; married Cynthia Miecznikowski (a professor of English and writer), May 11, 1991; children: Brenden Patrick. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 1984, B.A., 1985, M.A., 1988.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Wes Neff, Leigh Bureau, 1060 U.S. Highway 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Motley Fool, Inc., Arlington, VA, senior columnist, 1995-98; Sheard & Davey Advisors, Pinehurst, NC, owner and portfolio manager, 1998—. Bookshop by the Lakes, West End, NC, owner, 2003—. Worked as teacher of English at Georgetown College and University of Kentucky, c. 1994.

WRITINGS:

The Unemotional Investor: Simple Systems for Beating the Market, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.

Money for Life: Build the Wealth You Need to Live Your Dream, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A novel.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, May 15, 1998, David Rouse, review of The Unemotional Investor: Simple Systems for Beating the Market, p. 1573; August, 2000, David Rouse, review of Money for Life: Build the Wealth You Need to Live Your Dream, p. 2088.

Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News, December 22, 1997, Amy Baldwin, "Motley Fool Writer Encourages Original Thinking, Shuns Brokers and Funds," p. 1222B1030; December 22, 1997, Amy Baldwin, "Motley Fool's Online Investors Heed Dos and Don'ts," p. 1222B1031.

Publishers Weekly, July 17, 2000, review of Money for Life, p. 196.