Robin Chalkley has been writing copy for more than 30 years, having worked in a number of regional advertising agencies as well as currently in his own freelance business. In 2003 he was honored by the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley with its prestigious Silver Medal.
Robin is the creator and primary writer for two websites: http://www.GreatAmericanThings.net and http://CaribbeanHoneymoonTravel.com. He has completed one novel, and is now working on Torch, a new novel about an ex-con who tries to clear his former cellmate. In 2011, he earned first place in the Winston-Salem Writers Flash Fiction Contest; in 2012 he again won first place in Flash Fiction and second place in the Short Story category.
A native of Newport News, Virginia, he is a 1973 graduate of Virginia Tech. After living in Roanoke, Virginia for most of his adult life, he moved to his current home near Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2002. He has two wonderful sons, and is very happily married to his wife, Jeannie.
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by Robin Chalkley
The First Lady of the Confederacy is assassinated as she dedicates a new warship. A tragedy, but not unexpected between enemies.
Except the Confederate vessel is an aircraft carrier. The year is 2013.
And the assassin is a U.S. terrorist.
Now Chase Randolph, head of the Confederate Bureau of Investigation, must solve the crime before war fever engulfs the two Americas in a Second Civil War.
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