T. J. Robertson

Biography

Although I’ve made my living as a teacher and guidance counselor, I’ve always had a passion for writing. Thomas Bouregy and Company published my novel, Return to Paradise Cove, under their Avalon imprint. Two of my one-act plays, A Different Kind of Death, and The Flirt, have been produced, respectively, in New Haven, Connecticut, and Sacramento, California. Short stories of mine have appeared in commercial magazines such as Action and True Romance as well as in certain literary and professional ones.

Books

The Blizzard
Price: Free! Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
During a blizzard Beth Boghosian, a young teacher, abandons her car and, wading through the snow, reaches a house. Pounding on the door, she collapses into the arms of Tommy Hebb, a writer, who opens it. When a state of emergency, forbidding all travel and lasting a week, is declared, they develop a friendship. Tommy wants to move it to the next level but there is one obstacle--her fiancé
The Pizzeria
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When Billy Hutch, a vigilante, mistakes Betty Bates, a customer at a pizzeria, for Busty Betty Bigelow, the purported leader of a pornographic ring, all hell breaks loose.
Young and Foolish
Price: Free! Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When the Haggertys' marriage falters, Jimmy's rugged good looks, sense of humor, and way with words captivate Angie Johnson, their baby sitter. So much so her sympathies lie with him rather than with Etta, his wife, whom she considers to be aloof, angry, and spiteful. The more she gets to know him, however, the more doubts she has about his character.
A Christmas Carol
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(2.00 from 1 review)
What in his life is Tom Roberts, the protagonist, running away from? To his surprise, he discovers the culprit, whom he is fleeing, is he, himself.
A Vision of Loveliness
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jack Dalton, a lifeguard, watches in awe as Mia Simone, a vision of loveliness, looms on the dune above and wends her way down to the beach below. When she enters the water and disappears, he leaps off his chair and plunges in after her. Upon carrying her back to shore, he performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saves her life. Was she trying to kill herself? He wonders. And, if so, why?
Falling in Love Again
Price: Free! Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Late at night a policeman comes upon a car, idling on a deserted Cape Cod beach and sees a young woman inside, slumped over the steering wheel. Because the tailpipe is blocked, he fears she is suicidal. When he shatters the window, she wakes up and denies any suicide attempt. After a heated exchange of words they go their separate ways. Their kismet, however, is to meet again.
The Road Not Taken
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When Stephanie Parker, an actress, is murdered in her New York City apartment, Jack Bradford, a police detective, sets out to find the killer. While in her living room, looking for clues, he gets the shock of his life when in she walks. Using forensics, he learns the victim is Laurie Cutler, a friend of the actress. The closer he gets to finding the killer, the more bizarre the case becomes.
Love in All the Wrong Places
Price: Free! Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Russ Sanderson is hired as a guidance counselor at Concordia High, his good looks, nice physique, and boyish charm make him an instant success with lots of the girls. He, however, only has eyes for one of them. Who is she? And, as their attraction to one another grows stronger, how will they deal with the ethics of a faculty member and a student dating? For the answers, read this book.
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jack Dalton, a college senior, who has taken a job as a lifeguard on Cape Cod, sees a young woman on the beach and, in a case of love at first sight, intuitively feels that she is the one for him. Before he can get up the courage to introduce himself, however, she picks up and leaves. When, at last, he finds her and their courtship begins, tragedy strikes.
Hey There, Lonely Girl
Price: Free! Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mornings on a subway train, a young woman with a downcast look intrigues Jack Roberts, a psychologist. Is the cause of her sadness a problem at home, on the job, or with a boyfriend? He wonders. Meanwhile at the clinic where he's a therapist, he prides himself on his ability to relate with all kinds of clients. That is until Ryan Goodman, a gigolo, and the young woman with the sad eyes appear.
Have You Seen Her?
Price: Free! Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Although Ted Clifford, a kayaker, manages to fight off a shark, he ends up in the water, unconscious. A young woman, seeing his plight, swims out and brings him to shore. Using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, she restores his breathing. In and out of consciousness, he catches a glimpse of her and is love-struck. She, however, vanishes and nobody knows who she is. Thus begins his search for her.
The Kiss
Price: Free! Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Joe King, a salesperson, stops for coffee at an airport kiosk, a young woman, whom he doesn’t know, hugs and kisses him. Realizing her mistake, she apologizes and hurries off but not before he gets her name, Letty Farrell. A victim of love at first sight, he searches for her in vain. Serendipitously, however, they meet again and he gets the shock of his life on learning her true identity.
The Girl in the Hijab
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Aram Boghosian rushes to the aid of Darya Hatemi, whom two drunken rowdies are hassling because she's wearing a hijab, he suffers a case of love at first sight. Although he's kidnapped and threatened by a jealous rival, he persists in courting her and, in the end, emerges victorious.
A Class Reunion
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
As an old man steps to the podium to welcome his classmates to a high school reunion, his son appears and accuses the banquet manager of taking advantage of him.
Fragments of Long-Lost Loves
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Tom Roberts wanders into the Egyptian Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the amber fragment of the lips of Queen Nefertiti brings him to an abrupt halt. As he stands, staring at it in awe, his thoughts drift back to all the girls whose paths, fleetingly, have crossed his. One, however, stands out above all the others--Takouhi Chebookjian. To find out why, read the story.
Get 'Em Up
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When Archibald Ashcroft, an English tourist, mistakenly goes into the ladies' room of a Boston hotel, its occupants, Matilda Battles and her faithful companion, Leticia Echoes, unleash their fury upon him--a fury without end.
Politics, Marriage, and Time
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Are you already sick and tired of all the 2016 presidential hoopla? If so, don't just shrug it off; laugh it off herein with Will Laffalot, a marriage counselor, and Rusty and Barb Dwyer, his clients.
The Jogger
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Moe and Archie, two robbers, accost a jogger. When the latter willingly hands over his valuables, Archie becomes suspicious but not enough so to pass on a McDonald's gift certificate. This blunder leads to his and Moe's undoing.
Presidential Follies
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Because hardly a night passes that Doug Graves, a political consultant, doesn't have a dream or nightmare about one or more of the current presidential candidates, he seeks the help of Dr. Kwack, a psychiatrist, with both surprising and humorous results.
On an Island with a Houghs Necker
Price: Free! Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When June Milano arranges a date for her good friend, Sonya Johansen, with her husband's college roommate, Jack Dalton, little does she know she's opening up Pandora's Box. Sonya and Jack turn out to be arch enemies; Elmer Tweedle, a fugitive from a loony bin, arrives, brandishing a gun and looking for his lost love; and Rufus Fenstermacher, Sonya's ex-fiancé, shows up, uninvited.
The Houghs Necker and the Mermaid
Price: Free! Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In a close call, while installing gutters on a summerhouse in Houghs Neck, Andy Roberts nearly falls off the roof. Upon meeting its occupant, Robin Peters, however, nothing can prevent him from falling for her. Social class differences and parental disapproval serve only to strengthen their bonds of love.
Boundless Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Warding off the advances of a predatory clinical director, counseling clients with serious personal problems, reconciling with an alcoholic father, and communicating with a wild and promiscuous younger sister are just a few of the problems confronting Susan Simpson, a diligent and caring young social worker.
Enough to Make a Patient Lose Patience
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American
No matter how good their intentions may be, sometimes those, trying to cheer up a hospital patient, cause the patient, family, and friends to lose patience.
Rah, Rah, Buddha; You, Too, Lao Tzu!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When the leader of a new sect preaches tolerance for the religious beliefs of others, he soon finds himself a persona non grata.
The Loiterer
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
Nellie Ragsdale's feeling of apprehension about a stranger, whom she observes loitering outside her home, soon turns to one of pity.
A Politician's Apologia
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
When Freddie Fibber, a Congressman, who is long on tenure but short on scruples, meets with folks to address their growing concern about his behavior, his response lends credence to the saying, There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
A Circle of Phobics
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When Dr. Rudolph Vardak, a therapist and expert on phobias, undertakes a group counseling session with a bunch of phobics, he comes to the realization that he needs help in dealing with his own phobia before he can hope to help others with theirs.
An American Spring
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Congress
The uprisings against tyranny and despotism, dubbed the Arab Spring, may not be limited to the Middle East. The government dysfunction, political hatred, and social unrest in this country may be harbingers of an American Spring. When it comes, unlike the War of Independence and the Civil War, it will be a revolution. For more specifics, read an American Spring.
Love Just Happens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
No sooner does Susan Simpson, a social worker, start work at a mental health center than Peter Hanson, the director, makes amorous advances. Finally, fearful of falling under his Svengali-like spell and worn out tending to her clients and an alcoholic father and rebellious sister, she reaches her wit's end. Whence comes her savior? Read Love Just Happens and find out.
The Stranger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Hideo Ishihara, a Japanese-American, arrives in Japan to bury his grandmother just as America declares war on that country. Conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Army, he serves as a guard on the Bataan Death March. The book vividly describes his struggle to help both himself and his prisoners survive the brutality and horror of that historic episode.
Writer's Block
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When a successful author goes to a psychiatrist for help in overcoming a severe case of writer's block, the latter, who is a fan of his, is more interested in discussing the plots of his novels than solving his problem. By the end of this weird, if not absurd, session, however, the writer comes up with ideas for two books and hurries off to put them down on paper.
Good-Bye, Cruel World
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A counselor, sent to dissuade a man from committing suicide, decides to join the latter in leaping from a tall building. And Superman's not around to save him. Or is he?
The Hypocrisy of American Foreign Policy
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Herein are some facts about American foreign policy that high-school students seldom learn in their history classes.
Rich Men, Clever Women, and Fancy Cars
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Ella Mentry, a simple country girl, forsakes Rich Feller, her bedridden benefactor and boyfriend, and pursues Ken Hurt, a well-heeled orthopedic surgeon.
Love at First Sight
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When Luke Warm finds breaking up with his fiancée is hard to do, he makes the mistake of going to Dr. Looney, a psychiatrist, for help.
Next Victim, Please
Price: Free! Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
For Roz, finding a man to date is easy; keeping him, however, is more difficult.
Sound Off With Buzz Berrigan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
On the air Buzz Berrigan, the talk show host of Sound-Off, is courteous, friendly, and unflappable. Off the air, however, he displays a different persona.
From Lake Walden, With Love
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American
In 1848 Henry David Thoreau, a young man of twenty-one, met and fell in love with Ellen Sewall, a young woman aged seventeen. This play, From Lake Walden, With Love, is based on what is known of their relationship.
Alas, Too Soon The Bloom Is Off The Flowers!
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
The author ponders the transience of the beauty of movie stars.
Winners and Losers
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A high-school counselor learns he has to help himself before he can help others.
A Mercedes
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When a young woman, accidentally on purpose, taps the bumper of a businessman's car, sparks--not the romantic kind--fly.
Till All Our Days Are One With Nineveh And Tyre
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
A lonely, elderly man laments his lost youth and likens living in a senior center to serving time in prison for committing the crime of growing old.
Grand Larceny
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
When an old man discovers his most valuable possession is missing, he summons a detective to help him find it. All in vain.
The Field House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Jim Conners, who, as a student at Concordia High, broke every athletic record and became a legend, is now the athletic director at the same school. Distraught over the drowning of a student, the inquest that follows, an impending divorce, and deep budget cuts, he drives his car into the field house at night and, with the motor running, awaits his end. Serendipity, however, intervenes.
Dummies and College Applications
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
As a former underachiever, I would like to offer some words of wisdom to my high-school brethren. The way you fill out the application often determines whether or not you will get accepted into college.
Cupid's Disciple
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
While working with Mandy Danforth, a bright but rebellious sophomore, Susan Colwell, a high-school counselor, meets and falls in love with her father. He, however, is caught between his daughter and Thea Bottomley, his fiancée, who, like oil and water, don’t mix and are vying for his love and affection. In the end, Mandy triumphs and willingly shares her love for her father with Susan.
Foreign Relations
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A high-school student comes to realize that the sins of the fathers shouldn't be visited upon their children.
Vanessa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,680. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
At a train depot Jack Shanahan, a lawyer, catches a glimpse of a blond beauty and, in a case of love at first sight, falls head over heels for her. No sooner does he succeed in getting an introduction than she vanishes. As he searches for her, adventure, action, and surprise become his companions. By the time he finds her, two other women have come into his life, thus complicating matters.
Connubial Tintinnabulation
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
My Aunt Daffy had no trouble finding husbands. Holding on to them, however, was another story--a sad one at that as herein told.
Massacres
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Just when Aram DerBoghosian has come to believe, as the saying goes, that his cup runneth over with happiness, it shatters.
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