Robert Shroud


I could regale you with a biography which would include snippets of my life. I could highlight for you over forty years of both accomplishments and failures. Well, maybe not failures. I’ve never read an ‘about the author’ that included falling out of a tree in their youth.

I have no grandiose yarns to spin here. I am just a guy who has always wanted to be a writer. I have been writing off and on since the age of twelve. What I want to do more than anything is concentrate on delivering you, the reader, quality works. If I can do that, then I believe over time you will come to know more about me than you ever wanted to.

Robert Shroud.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My introduction to writing came at the hands of my 6th grade Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Newman. I remember having a crush on her. But, then, what 6th grade boy doesn't have a crush on their teacher?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is expression. The delight of the flow of words, finding new ways to say old things, and saying new things with old words.
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Irony 2 - Gin Soaked Dreams
Series: Irony. Pre-release—available October 13, 2014. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,910. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For both Detective Reginald Thomas Williams and the citizens of Bay City, Irony 2 picks right up where Irony left off. Just when the streets were thought safe, The Animal is replaced by serial killer Henry Louis Needle. In the case of Detective Williams, he seeks revenge on those he feels responsible for his tragic loss. His partner, Detective Reuben Garcia, is determined to stop him.
Sticky Buns
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,220. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Gavin Knight ventures out one evening for a snack and is attacked by a winged succubus. He believes it was a hallucination, until a friend is killed in a way that makes it all too real. Armed with the mystery of his dying words, he attempts to unmask the killer before suffering the same fate..
Shroud Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 28,290. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of twenty three short stories by author Robert Shroud. You want romance? It's in there. Drama? Packed with it. Suspense? Thrills? Tragedies and twist endings? Its all included in this compilation, and sure to be enjoyable read. Timid Paramour. Fleeting Waiver. No wonder. Jade–Short End of the Stick. Sociopath. God, Scotch, Margaret, and a .38 Special. New World. And many more.
Deep Within - Paranormal Psycho-Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Janice liked to flirt online. Her stalker called himself Sadist. When they finally meet in person, he lives up to his name. In the fight for her life that ensues, she learns that some things are better left hidden, buried in the soul, forever to remain Deep Within.
Collected Works by Robert Shroud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,750. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Over Ninety Entries - Life. Love. Play. Death. Stories. Inspiration. Romance. Avant-Garde.
Series: Irony. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Reginald Thomas Williams was on the fast track to promotional success. Now, subsequent to the shooting, he is a man barely holding on. His wife left him. He’s two steps away from being a full blown alcoholic, and there is a serial killer nicknamed The Animal loose on Bay City’s streets. Can he hold it together long enough to get his man and reclaim his life?

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  • Gloria on Nov. 20, 2013

    Liked this a lot.