Robin duMerrick


Robin has been writing full time for more than three decades. In between keystrokes, he has done some other stuff, some novel-related, some not (unless you count life’s experiences as mind’s keystrokes, which you should): Getting a degree. Ditto a pilot’s licence. Learning to screenwrite. Working as a screenwriter. Learning three programming languages. Living in Greece, England, Australia, North America and Antarctica. Working as an editor on three continents. And as a glaciologist. Earlier, even working as a designer on a hydro-electric development project. Then a publicist. Winning two awards for editorial excellence. Lecturing on metrication. Living on two islands (not at the same time). Working as a web programmer, designer, author and developer. Getting married and having it (happily) stick. Sailing. Flying. Skiing. Sculling (the rowing, not the drinking, variety). Winning state titles (twice) in single sculls. Skippering bareboat charter yachts. Owning an airplane/aeroplane (circle your preference). Serving with volunteer marine rescue.
Looking back on all that, it’s a wonder the author has had time to author. But then, a passion for something (like writing novels) has a way of finding that elusive eighth day of every week necessary.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. A lurid tale bought by a Men's magazine for such a paltry sum that I framed the cheque instead of cashing it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Skiing. Fishing. Boating. Rescuing boaters (as a skipper with NSW Marine Rescue). Playing and coaching tennis. Target shooting. Reading. Doing chop-chop as sous chef for my partner to make something incredible out of her huge repertoire of ethnic cuisines.
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Where to find Robin duMerrick online


Sports Witch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,150. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
If you like your PIs tall, tough—and stunningly female—you’ll love Catryn Barillo. An elite athlete turned PI, Cat clashes with the Law and two of her ex-lovers in the quest to prove her client innocent and track down a long lost $400,000 cap of cricket legend, Sir Donald Bradman. But not without help from witchery: from her Wiccan tenant and a spooky Bengal cat named Tamsin that adopts her.
Black Dog Cruise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Why, soon after his wife's rape and death, would Russ Harper leave on a Great Barrier Reef cruise ship? Because that is where the rapist fled to. Fighting the Black Dog of depression, Harper tackles the impossible task of tracking down the rapist from his only clue: a tattoo on the man’s buttock.
First Rays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,140. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
It slowly dawns on columnist Ray Dunn that he is the target of jihadists to remove him from his Darling Harbour beat, freeing them to blow up a docked cruise ship. But everyone — including his boss's wife and a lovely dawn skinny-dipping student from Finland — say it's paranoia. After being fired, only his Gran, a dog named Smuts, and a surly Scot believe in him enough to help prevent 5000 deaths.
The Lady Could Kill for Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,770. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The death of her husband, Sir Jessop, leaves young Rose broke — her London home gone — the sale of Sir Jess's prized yacht Passionflower on the Great Barrier Reef her only hope. But her distant retainer, Ted Tarran, won't sign off on the survey report needed to make the sale until she comes Down Under to explain a hidden cache in the yacht, leading to disillusionment, intrigue, danger and love.
Love Storm in Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,900. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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Even before Cyclone Amora hit, Annie Terter was in trouble. Her yacht charter business on the brink. Her daughter facing suspension. Her yachtmaster lusting after her. And the Baron's gorgeous marina manager, Jack Pallant, her business foe by day, would-be lover by night. Out in the Whitsunday Islands, Annie narrowly avoids rape and wipe-out by Amora only to succumb to a man she had loved to hate.

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