After many years as a freelance writer, I'm now hooked on fiction writing and love being an indie author. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia - beautiful one day, perfect the next - where we complain if the temperature drops to below 14 degrees Centigrade.
I've written eight books so far in a variety of genres. I began with comedy, but soon discovered my true calling was in darker fiction. I love reading crime and suspense so that's what I write. I've just published Obsession - A Crime Of The Heart, Book 3 in the Night Nights series of short, stand-alone crime/suspense novels. An Affair With Danger is Book 1 and Secret Kill is Book 2.
If you'd like to find out more about my books, you can find them here on Smashwords or on my website. https://storey-lines.com/my-novels/
And if you subscribe to my readers' group on my website http://storey-lines.com you'll receive a FREE e-book of four short crime stories On The Edge.
I love connecting with readers and other writers, so please come on over to my Facebook page and say Hi. https://www.facebook.com/RobinStoreywriter
I'm a certified book nerd (too many books, not enough time!) and am a useful team member on quiz nights for the literary questions - but not much else. I enjoy hiking and chilling out at the beach, which is five minutes drive from my home. My partner and I walked the full Camino Frances pilgrimage (775 kilometres) across northern Spain in September and October 2016. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I would highly recommend it.
I don't have any unusual hobbies or strange pets.
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!
The one thing Benny wants more than anything is a relationship. But he's not smart or good-looking, so women ignore him or run the other way.
Then Olivia moves into the neighbourhood. It’s love at first sight for Benny.
But her abusive ex-husband Lucas is hanging around, making life difficult for her.
There's only one course of action.
But will it give Benny what he wants?
Wealthy businessman Jackson Forbes has left his life of crime well and truly behind. But when a young girl turns up in his office claiming to be his daughter and that her life is in danger, things are suddenly not so rosy.
Saving Frida's life will mean not only returning to the criminal underworld, but also risking his life.
Not to mention the crime for which he was never caught...
Twenty years after murdering her unfaithful husband, wealthy socialite Eva Dennehy is given the opportunity to travel back in time to undo her crime. But her plan plunges her into a world of crime and depravity and she soon discovers she has even more to lose this time around.
If you love suspense and simmering tension with a twist of noir, you'll love this story of the dark side of love.
When author Robin Storey first heard the words, ‘you have breast cancer,’ she burst into tears. But she couldn’t help finding the humorous side as she underwent treatment, collecting frank and funny stories along the way from other breast cancer survivors.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you'll feel positive and uplifted after reading this candid, amusing memoir.
After corporate lawyer Will McPherson is held up in an armed robbery, he meets the perpetrator's feisty girlfriend Frankie Slater in court and is instantly smitten. But Frankie has her own problems, not least of which is her violent boyfriend Eddie. And he soon becomes Will's problem as well. If you like your romance with a liberal dose of grit and suspense, you'll love this short novel.
SLEUTHING FOR BEGINNERS: Angela decides to play detective when her neighbour dies suddenly.
A PEACEFUL DEATH: George is visited by the Angel of Death, who makes some unusual demands.
A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: Ali sets out to find her dead uncle's secret, ill-gotten fortune.
THE MUSE: Esther is a struggling writer until she meets her muse, who turns her world upside down.
Forty-something divorcee and writer Susie Hamilton joins an internet dating agency – under the guise of professional research for a book. With her hyped-up profile she attracts a horde of admirers and the result is plenty of material for her book, but her love life is a series of mishaps and disasters.
Will Susie find her Mr Perfect or will she have to make do with Mr-As-Good-As-It-Gets?
Career conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight this time after his release from prison, with the help of his new wife.
But he hadn't counted on stumbling across a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust. Or being blackmailed into becoming an accomplice to her murder.
Can he save his own life as well as Lucy's - without his wife finding out?