About Me

Hi! I’m Robin Storey. I wish I could wrap up my life in one cute sentence as I've seen on other About Me pages - 'Robin lives in the wilds of Western Somalia with her partner, two houseboys, a pet rattlesnake and a very nervous chihuahua.'

But I can't. I've never been to Western Somalia.

I'm the author of seven books so far:

  • How Not To Commit Murder - Comedy Crime
  • Perfect Sex - Romantic Comedy
  • Comedy Shorts - Mystery/Comedy Short Stories
  • An Affair With Danger (Noir Nights Book 1) - Crime/Suspense Novella
  • Making The Breast of It - Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy - Memoir
  • Murder Undone - Psychological Suspense
  • Secret Kill (Noir Nights Book 2) - Crime/Suspense Novella

As you can see, I have written in a variety of genres. After writing An Affair With Danger, the first book in my Noir Nights series, I realised how much I enjoy writing noir - edgy, suspenseful stories with flawed characters who are often underdogs and frequently don't act like heroes.

So Noir Nights was born, my series of short, stand-alone crime/suspense novels.  Secret Kill is the second book in the series. These days, with our busy lifestyles, many people don't have the time or the inclination to read full length novels, so shorter books they can read in an afternoon on the week-end or on the daily commute are often more appealing.  Plus, I enjoy the challenge of writing a good story in forty thousand words. 

Having said that, my novel Murder Undone  is a full length psychological suspense novel, with a bit of time travel thrown in. Sometimes when you get an idea for a novel, you have to run with it. 

But because I can't help myself and it's the way I view the world, my books still contain the odd bit of humour as well. And nothing is more thrilling than getting five star reviews and knowing that readers have enjoyed something I've created completely out of my own imagination.

To find out more about my novels, please go over to my Novels page where you can read about each one in more detail, or click on the image below.

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I am also a life story writer and enjoy the challenge of gathering the facts and events of a person's life and crafting them into a flowing, page-turning narrative that will delight family members and the wider reading community, if that is the aim.

If you're interested in finding out more, check out my Ghostwriter page.

As a change of pace from the marathon of novel writing, I also enjoy writing short stories, two of which you can read in my creative writing portfolio - The Pistol and The Muse.  Two of my award-winning short stories, A Peaceful Death and Sleuthing for Beginners are featured in my free e-book Comedy Shorts

I have also won two highly commended awards in short story competitions run by Stringybark Stories and have had those two stories published in the Stringybark anthologies Cocktails and Red Gold.  

I published my first novel How Not To Commit Murder on Amazon and Smashwords in 2013 at the age of 57 (after a 10 year apprenticeship of writing novels that will never see the light of day) and Perfect Sex (which I had written years ago) shortly afterwards, which began a new direction in my life as an author.

My website has undergone quite a few changes of direction in line with my own plans and goals, but I've now settled into the roles of indie author and life story writer and enjoy sharing with you the interesting and humorous aspects of being an author of a 'certain age.'

A Little More About Me

I’m an Aussie, living on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, in my unbiased opinion one of the most picturesque and livable parts of the world.

When the temperature gets down to 10 degrees C in winter, we rug up and complain bitterly. I love the casual, relaxed lifestyle and the beach is one of my favourite places to chill out and find inspiration.

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Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast

Another tidbit about me is that I also love hiking and travelling and combined the two in September 2016 by undertaking the the Camino Frances pilgrimage across northern Spain with my partner. A life-changing experience which I highly recommend. If you'd like to know more, I wrote a blog post about it,   Five Life Lessons from Walking the Camino de Santiago.  

I have a loving, supportive partner, (unfortunately, no houseboys and fortunately, no pets) 3 adult children and a weakness for chocolate. (What writer doesn't? There's something about the process of writing that sparks that craving!)

I'm a member of the Queensland Writers Centre, who have been fantastic in providing education (workshops and seminars) and support and Sisters in Crime, an organisation for female crime writers.

Please drop a line and say Hi or leave a comment at the end of my blog posts - I love connecting with other readers and writers and am always up for a good chat. I look forward to hearing from you.

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