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Though my pen name is Robbie Robinson, I was born Harold Banta Robinson in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 5th, 1946, son of a US Naval Officer. I spent the first 15 years of my life traveling the world wherever my father was stationed. I spent my pre-teen years in Morocco at the time it was getting its independence from France. I attended school in England and traveled extensively through Europe with my parents.
My family moved to Mexico in 1960 when my father retired and I spent several years in school there, learning Spanish and other Latin American subjects.
In 1966 I joined the US Marine Corps and spent a tour of duty in Vietnam. I was wounded twice and served with honor, my battalion being decorated several times for action in the field.
I returned from the war disillusioned with violence and went back to Mexico, where I attended college. I began to study the various world religions and found a great affinity with Buddhism. As a religious philosophy it offered an antithesis to a violent world. During my time in Mexico I began an amateur writing career and then decided to become a writer. I moved to California in the late 1960's on my way to Asia to study Buddhism, but became enchanted as so many others with the Southern California coast and have never left.
Today I live in the greater Los Angeles area, am recently a widow and have a son who is working in the film industry as an film editor, and who is married and I have a granddaughter, Dawn.
My first book is the Golden Storm which is the first of a series of 9 books and is, in part, a culmination of years of research and spiritual searching. It is also the realization of my dream to write.