Dr. Robert Scott Beard

Pianist, Educator, University Provost, Author

Exploring Various Careers, One Field at a Time


My careers as ad guy, entrepreneur, and novelist should not have come as a surprise. Creativity genes bombarded me from both sides of my family.

My grandmothers introduced books, art, piano, and refinement, and my inventor grandfather taught me how to turn curiosity into things. (I made a robot with him when I was nine.)

My banker father and grandfather personified integrity and dignity, and my mother demonstrated to me the power of words every day.  I learned kindness from all of them.


I got started as a novelist late in life, so I've had to work fast to make a dent in the industry. In mid-2023, I finished Magic at Myers Beach, a four-book "clean, urban, romance fantasy" series, published by LMBPN Worldwide Publishing.

In 2021 I edited Ghost Stories of Shepherdstown, Volume 1, an anthology of chilling tales written by local authors in Shepherdstown, WV.  Look for Ghost Stories of Shepherdstown, Volume 2, in the fall of 2023.

Here's where to find them all.