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The Los Angeles Review of Books calls Malibu Burning “the best kind of nonfiction – so visceral it feels like fiction.”

Sifting the Ashes of Malibu – Los Angeles Review of Books

FEW PEOPLE LIVING in the Los Angeles metro area will forget what the air looked like when a wildfire leveled part of Malibu in November 2018. I remember not being able to leave my house without coughing, the ashes falling on my car like snowflakes.


The Jewish Journal named Malibu Burning as one of its top books of 2019.

15 Books Worth Adding to Your ‘End Of 2019’ Reading List | Jewish Journal

Few hobbies are more weather-proof or recession-proof than reading. Whether you prefer hardcovers or e-books, you can read just about anywhere. Fortunately, 2019 has been yet another great year for exciting books, and below are 15 recommendations for those seeking some new titles for their winter reading lists.


The Epoch Times interviewed Robert about fighting the Woolsey Fire to save his home.

How an award-winning actor protected his home during the devastating woolsey wildfire

Award-winning actor Robert Kerbeck wasn’t particularly concerned when he first heard a wildfire had broken out near his home in Malibu, California, on Nov. 8, 2018. He thought the fire department would be able to contain the blaze.


Kirkus Reviews gave Malibu Burning a rave review and then featured that review in their December 15 issue as one of their top recommended books. 

MALIBU BURNING by Robert Kerbeck | Kirkus Reviews

A writer offers stories of California residents caught in the flames of a deadly wildfire. On Nov. 9, 2018, the Woolsey Fire spread from Simi Valley to Malibu, destroying 100,000 acres of land and forcing 250,000 people to evacuate.


Readers’ Favorite gave Malibu Burning a Five Star Review.

Book review of Malibu Burning

Malibu Burning: The Real Story behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire by Robert Kerbeck is a heartbreaking story that captures one of the devastating events in LA County, CA. The Woolsey Fire, which started in the mountains above Malibu in the early morning on Friday, November 9, 2018, turned out to be the worst fire LA County has ever seen and one of the most destructive blazes in California history.


Robert was featured on the national radio program, Coast to Coast, hosted by George Noory.

Robert Kerbeck – Biography & Interviews | Coast to Coast AM

Robert Kerbeck is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle and a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, a national literary award. Based on his short stories, he was selected for mentorship by the managing editor of Tin House. One of those stories was adapted into the award-winning film, Reconnected, which has been accepted at film festivals all over the world.


Radio host Joan Herrmann had Robert on to discuss Malibu Burning. He also wrote an article for her magazine, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life. 

Conversations wth Joan 11-10-19

Robert Kerbeck: Malibu Burning In November of 2018, there was a destructive wildfire in California’s Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The LA Times reported that it was clear from the beginning that the Woolsey fire had the potential to be a monster.


Great interview with SJ Main, the director of Reconnected, about the adaptation process of my short story into a screenplay.


Malibu Surfside News
Malibu Writers Circle Keeps Its Members’ Creativity Flowing

Robert Kerbeck, founder of the Malibu Writers Circle, is pictured on the set for “Reconnected,” a film based on a short story he wrote.

Emerging Writers Network
Work of the Day – G.O.D. Live in Concert by Robert Kerbeck