Robert Shroud

Biography

I could regale you with a biography which would include snippets of my life. I could highlight for you over forty years of both accomplishments and failures. Well, maybe not failures. I’ve never read an ‘about the author’ that included falling out of a tree in their youth. I have no grandiose yarns to spin here. I am just a guy who has always wanted to be a writer. I have been writing off and on since the age of twelve. What I want to do more than anything is concentrate on delivering you, the reader, quality works. If I can do that, then I believe over time you will come to know more about me than you ever wanted to.

Sincerely,
Robert Shroud.
robertshroud@hotmail.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
My introduction to writing came at the hands of my 6th grade Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Newman. I remember having a crush on her, but alas, what 6th grade boy doesn't have a crush on their teacher?
What are you working on now?
Irony 3 - Fare is Fair. First draft completed on 6/08/2015. Tentatively scheduled release - Fall/2016 Track the journey of Irony 3 as it was written: http://robertshroud.weebly.com/blog/irony-3-or-bust. Why the lengthy delay in publishing? During the penning of Irony 3, and the Novel Train, my writing improved immensely from where it had been. Not only did the consistent writing help, but studying the craft expanded my knowledge. I wanted Irony, Books 1 & 2, to reflect that, so I delved into re-edits of each. Took a month off afterward and then plunged into the rewrite of Irony 3. I envision Book 4 being adjourned several months as well. Would like improve Sticky Buns and Deep Within. If you're a fan of the Irony series of books, thank you for your patience.
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Irony Trailer
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Irony 3 or Bust Novel Train
Irony 3 or Bust Novel Train

Books

Irony 2-Gin Soaked Dreams
Series: Irony. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
For both Detective Reginald Thomas Williams and the citizens of Bay City, Irony 2 picks right up where Irony left off. Just when the streets were thought safe, The Animal is replaced by serial killer Henry Louis Needle. In the case of Detective Williams, he seeks revenge on those he feels responsible for his tragic loss. His partner, Detective Reuben Garcia, is determined to stop him.
Sticky Buns - Novel by Robert Shroud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Venturing out one evening for a snack, 27 year old Gavin Knight is set upon by a winged succubus. It is the most incredible sensual experience of his young life. The only problem? He believes it was a hallucination, until a friend is killed in a way that makes it all too real. Armed with the mystery of his dying words, Gavin attempts to unmask the killers before suffering the same fate..
Deep Within: Horror Psycho-Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,400. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Janice likes to flirt online using different names, pretending to be someone else. Her cyber stalker, Sadist, not only knows all of her identities, but has just as many and a secret of his own. He is her number one fan and will do whatever it takes to claim her. In the struggle for her life Janice learns that some secrets are better left hidden, buried in the soul, forever to remain Deep Within.
Irony-The Animal
Series: Irony. Price: Free! Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective Reginald Thomas Williams was on the fast track to promotional success. Now, subsequent to the shooting, he is a man barely holding on. His wife left him. He’s two steps away from being a full blown alcoholic, and there is a serial killer nicknamed The Animal loose on Bay City’s streets. Can he hold it together long enough to get his man and reclaim his life?

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  • Gloria on Nov. 20, 2013

    Liked this a lot.