Robert Barker was born and raised in New York and earned his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Prior to teaching, Robert was a struggling screenwriter in Los Angeles for most of his 30s, which logically resulted in him teaching high school English. He currently teaches English and Film Analysis at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. He continues to write screenplays, despite the fact that none of them feature Marvel heroes.
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