Robin Storey

Biography

I'm a former freelance writer turned author and have written two novels so far - comedy crime How Not to Commit Murder and romantic comedy Perfect Sex, both available on Amazon and Smashwords. Writing comedy comes naturally to me and I intend to write many more novels and explore different comedy genres.

I've also written a number of award-winning short stories, some of which you can read on my website. On my website I also have a blog where I talk about my experiences of taking a new direction in life as an author in my fifties, and also chat to others in my age group, of varying occupations and interests, who've done something similar.

I'm an Aussie and live on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, where we complain bitterly and rug up if it gets below 10 degrees Celsius. I love hiking and travelling and will be combining both interests when my partner and I do the Camino Frances pilgrimage across northern Spain in April 2015.

I have no unusual hobbies or strange pets.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I'm in between a pantser (plotting as you go) and a planner. I don't need to have the story plotted out scene by scene, but I like to have an overall roadmap of where I'm heading and how I'm going to get there. I've found Story Engineering by Larry Brooks very helpful for this.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I was a compulsive reader as a child. Curled up in a chair engrossed in a book was my favourite activity. (still is!) I devoured all of Enid Blyton's adventure books - Secret Seven etc - the Bobbsey Twins and classics such as the Narnia books by CS Lewis, pretty much anything that took me into an entirely different world. When I was ten, I won a prize in a writing competition - 25 paperback books that I could choose myself from a catalogue. I poured over it for days - I was in heaven!
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Books

Perfect Sex - A Romantic Comedy About Internet Dating
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,930. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Forty-something divorcee and writer Susie Hamilton joins an internet dating agency under the guise of professional research. She carries out an exhausting dating schedule and writes a book based on her experiences. It becomes a best seller but her love life is a series of disasters. Will she find her Mr Perfect Sex or will she have to make do with Mr As-Good-as-It-Gets?
How Not To Commit Murder
Price: Free! Words: 112,900. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Career conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight after his latest stint in prison - until he stumbles upon a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust, and is blackmailed into becoming an accomplice. Never have his skills in lying and cheating been so vital, as he tries to save Lucy's life, and his own - without his wife finding out.

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