Salley J Robins


A writer who loves bringing readers into her world. A storyteller, poet, and amateur photographer, this lady writes with passion. She adores travel and sharing the good things in life. Currently based in the South of France, her unique voice speaks with enthusiasm about the culture, history, and people of the region.
She has just completed a series designed to bring the reader right into her sunny village on the Cote Vermeille.

To preview that special "Taste of France" you will find a blog and a few stories on her website. However, she also enjoys writing in a variety of styles and is actively writing YA fiction.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
This book is a visual trip to France created with words and photos. It's a voyage with no airfare, crowded planes, or lost luggage.When my husband and I retired to the South of France, everyone I knew wanted us to send pictures and describe where we lived and what we were doing. The numerous emails with many photo attachments were just not enough. I joined a group of online writers where I could write up what we were doing each month. I wanted to make the readers feel as it they had come on an impromptu visit to our small village. The response from readers was, "We want MORE!" So, that is how this book came about. The reader is the main character in these adventures where, as the book says, "The door's open, come on into the South of France..."
When did you first start writing?
My mother told me that I began to write stories as soon as I'd learned how to write words. I don't remember that. I do remember writing a fantasy story in second grade.
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Where to buy in print


Collioure, Gem of the Med (the waterfront)
In our "south of France" eBook series, we often mention Collioure, a beautiful fishing village that inspired so many of the great French artists. This is a little photo walk around the waterfront. We took it for all you readers who asked to see more after enjoying our photos in the books. Also, we are reposting it for the blog followers who asked to see this one again - thanks you for your support! Merci nos amis!


Seasons in the Sun - The South of France: A Second Year of Visual Visits to Roussillon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,630. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Calling all Stationary Travelers! The door is open to the south of France and here is your ticket. Escape modern life and come to a small French village. It is the calm center of the Universe. This is your visual visit - no airfare, jet lag, or lost luggage! You could almost be in another era when Salley J Robins welcomes you with words and photos to everyday life in the real south of France.
Plein Sud - The South of France: A Year of Visual Visits to Roussillon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,020. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Now boarding at a screen near you - first call to all Stationary Travelers. Take a visual trip to France with no airfare, crowded planes, or lost luggage. “Plein Sud” (Due South) is where you are heading. Come feel the warm Catalan sunshine as Salley J Robins welcomes you with words and photos to a small village on the Roussillon Plane in the South of France.

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Smashwords book reviews by Salley J Robins

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Sep. 10, 2014

    A Perfect book for taking the first steps to creating an eBook. I read it through once and then referred to it several times while formatting my first book. I appreciated the personal style and support given to the first time indie writer. I highly recommend it as it is very clear and straightforward. I have read others on this topic and found this one to be the best.