Roger is the coauthor of a patent on the development of the metal composite material used for the antenna of the Hubble Space Telescope. He began writing in his spare time while serving as the Director of Research of an Aerospace Materials Company in the United States.
His memoir, My Father the Viking, won 3rd Prize in the 2006 Linda Joy Myers Memoir Competition of the National League of American Pen Women,
a competition open to published and unpublished works. He received an Honorable Mention for an earlier version of the first 50 pages of The Brothers
Cro-Magnon from a contest run by the Speculative Literature Foundation.
Roger is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and the New Hampshire Writers Project. He is a co-organizer of the Portland Writers Group
(290 members), and the host of their monthly evening writing workshops. Tess Gerritsen acknowledged him in her bestselling medical thriller, Harvest,
for providing research materials.
With friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club, Roger hiked in the Austrian and Italian Alps, traveled in France and Israel, and trekked in the Kangchenjunga and Annapurna Himalayan regions of Nepal, the Tien Shan Mountains of the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.
He now writes full time and lives in Maine.