Interview with T. R. Robinson

When did you first start writing?
When I realized the lives of my ancestors, as well as my own, have hardly been 'normal'. I felt these were tales that should not be lost with my passing (I am the last in this branch of my family).
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to share with readers life experiences that will hopefully interest many as well as help those who have or are experiencing similar circumstances.
What are you working on next?
A series of short stories under the description #Bitches. Three in final draft with three more to come. All are based upon true events.
What is your writing process?
I think it is important to write each day whether you feel like it or not. Sometimes, it may appear gibberish but I often find some makes sense when you go back to it. Subsequently I write and re-write and then proof-read and edit at least five times.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When first starting out on my author career I attempted to engage a publisher and/or agent but without success. Nevertheless, one agent did commend me upon my story. It was not one that fell within their remit but he did point me toward self-publishing. I have not looked back since.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through on-line friend recommendations as well as blog and book recommendation sites. I also browse the Smashwords catalogue from time to time.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly fellow indie author memoirs. It is a genre I write in and think it only fair I also read in it. I will occasionally also read fiction to give my mind greater scope. In all cases I write and publish a review in my website blog as well as in other appropriate places such as Goodreads, Amazon etc.
Describe your desk
My second home! Well, actually it has become my first. Laden with books, pens and paper and of course the ubiquitous computer, tablets and telephones. I have made it a friendly, to me, environment and quite enjoy my creation time at it.
Published 2017-03-06.
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Books by This Author

Off Balance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Is a hurtful past justification for a lustful present? What happens when licentiousness is allowed to take control? A tale based upon actual events.
Snake in the Grass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: British English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
It almost belies belief but facts are facts. A slithering deception? Inherent Evil or Just Plain Meanness? Reader: Decide.
Reverse Gear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What thoughts crowd a jealous woman’s mind? And where do they lead?
Her Next Door
Series: Bitches. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: British English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bitches #1 Excited at the prospect of her own home this naïve innocent looked forward to enjoying the good company of neighbours she could share with. But ………… A short story.
Lost Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,440. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Naivety and Innocence under siege. - The on-going saga of an inspirational life. Will the abuse, inconsideration and manipulation continue? Shock, surprise, tears and laughter will all be yours as this innocent woman seeks to re-align and reorganise her life. You will be amazed at how strong our human spirits may be.
Negative Beauty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: British English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Having gained her freedom from an abusive violent husband this naive woman looked forward to a peaceful and successful life. But this was not to be. Violent behaviour had not been left behind as she hoped with her, amongst many other situations, having to face a gunman, pimps, aggressive lesbians and lascivious men.
Tears of Innocence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: British English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From a loving family this five year old girl is thrown into a world of abuse and torture leading to attempted suicide, near insanity and the contemplation of murder.
Peter
Price: $5.80 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: British English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
How chance encounters may impact upon our lives. Whether with romance, love and fulfilment or with fear, sorrow and loss. All are encountered in this tale.