I hope you are having an absolute fabulous start to your week and that the sun is shining beautifully wherever you are.
Today, I am pleased to welcome Robin Leigh Anderson, Author of ACCEPT THE BROKEN HEART and SUNCATCHER. Today, we will learn more about Robin, her writing and her books. So please, as always, enjoy…
Robin Leigh Anderson was born in the Montana Rockies and escaped to California in the early 1970s. She attended school in Montana, Washington State, and California, eventually settling in beautiful Santa Barbara with child and cats where she lived for 38 years before escaping sans grown child and late cats to Northern California. An advocate of reinventing oneself, Ms. Anderson dabbled in many of the major disciplines of life, providing fodder for the writing she pursued since she was eight. She has won numerous awards at writing conferences over the years, and was on the volunteer staff of the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer Conference for ten years. She has published numerous articles and short stories in her lifetime. She taught “crash-and-burn” intensive writing seminars in Santa Barbara and was the moderator of a writers’ critique group. She still conducts occasional seminars and enjoys editing others’ works, words being her all-consuming passion, as she writes in several genres.
Her gripping Vietnam memoir (she was a nurse during the war) called Accept the Broken Heart was released in August 2016, and it’s available from all the usual sources like Amazon, Lulu, and B&N.com. She also indulges her lifelong love of scifi, Suncatcher came out March 2016, and she has no less than three scifi works-in-progress at the moment.
What was the first thing you ever wrote? A story about a mountain lion who likes to hang out at my father’s cabin, at 8 years old, and then 20 years later I refined and used the same story in an English composition class in college! Yay for recycling and resales!
How did you come to write Suncatcher and Accept the Broken Heart? This was one wild dream one night, I woke up all a-flutter about this humanoid woman made of glass, like the colorful stained glass ornament hanging in the morning sun. Voila, an actual SUNCATCHER!! As for Accept the Broken Heart, every writer has that story that she simply NEEDS to tell, and since I lived this one, I knew one day I had to share it.
Are you writing any more scifi? Oh, my, yes!! I am working on one scifi I will be submitting in few months called “Bring the Rain”, about a scientist who is a Marine…and also a snarky FEMALE…who discovers something terrifyingly alien and the whole world wants to stop her from releasing this info…
And an adult faery tale that is simply hilarious and so adorable might follow that, with my own self being drawn into the faery world…Not to mention the far-future tale when something important dies out in the human genome, and one woman possesses it…but others want to possess her…and the revenge she wreaks on her pursuers!
Where can you find me online? I have a personal Facebook where I argue politics and giggle at cat videos. I prefer to keep this to personal matters, although I do share writing milestones and such there.
I have an Author page and a Street Team Page where I try to keep readers apprised of releases and upcoming events. I’d love to have people join these two pages.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorrobinleighanderson/
Facebook Street Team Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RobinsRebels/
I have a LinkedIn for professional matters under Robin Leigh Anderson.
I have a website that is interactive, people can register and post on discussion threads.
I am fairly active on Twitter. @rlauthor1
Readers can reach me at Email: email@example.com
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ACCEPT THE BROKEN HEART by Robin Leigh Anderson
What can be said of Hell, when at its most quiet, I was most terrified? The explosions that had rocked every fiber of my being and made my bones feel like they could simply shatter like tempered glass still resonated. I looked over at the wounded, wondering if I had the same haunted look in my eyes, and thought I probably did. In this war, no one leaves. No one goes home… and everyone is a casualty of war. Unbelievable love set against unbearable challenges. I lived this novel. We need to learn, and to teach others, to study war no more.
Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVBVRYESTbE
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Accept-Broken-Heart-Robin-Anderson/dp/1537097830/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496552916&sr=8-1&keywords=robin+leigh+anderson
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SUNCATCHER by Robin Leigh Anderson
A meteor shower forces Lieutenant Ard Jay Solstad to crash land on a sandy, unknown planet. He knows it’ll be at least 90 days before a droid rescue ship will reach him. With 9 weeks of food left, Ard sets out to map the desolate planet and is stunned to meet the planet’s sole survivor, a silicon-based humanoid. Despite all odds, they fall in love. Leaving the planet will kill her, staying will kill him. When the droid ship arrives, Ard must leave TeeCee behind knowing she won’t survive. Three years pass and Ard, now Captain, returns to the Preth planet to stake his mining claim and to reestablish a generational world there, a fitting tribute to the unique woman he loved. With him come the miners and everyone else needed to set up a new society and reclaim the now empty world. But what he finds will challenge him in ways he never expected and bring Captain Solstad to an amazing point in the evolution of humanity.
A love story for the universe! Venture to a world where aliens are valued and respected and the correct side wins!
Video Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny4U3KgpSXc&feature=youtu.be
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Until next time, lovelies………………………Happy Reading & Reviewing!!!