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 five books so far - comedy crime How Not To Commit Murder, romantic comedy Perfect Sex, an e-book of mystery/comedy short stories Comedy Shorts, noir romance novella An Affair With Danger and part-memoir Making The Breast Of It - Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy.
As you can see, I enjoy writing in a variety of genres. After writing An Affair With Danger, I realised how much I enjoy writing edgy, suspenseful stories with flawed characters who are often underdogs and frequently don't act like heroes. My work in progress is a novel (with a supernatural element) with the working title of A Time For Penance. It's about a woman who travels back in time to undo a crime she committed twenty years ago. But because I can't help myself and it's the way I view the world, it's bound to include the odd bit of humour as well.
If you'd like to find out more about my books, please go over to my Novels page where you can read about each one in more detail or click on the image below.
I also have many years experience as a freelance writer, but I’ve found creative writing the most challenging and the most rewarding. 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. As a change of pace, I also enjoy writing short stories, two of which you can read in my creative writing portfolio - The Pistol and The Muse.
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 role of indie author and enjoy sharing with you the interesting and humorous aspects of being an author of a 'certain age.'
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.
I also love hiking and travelling and aim to combine the two by doing the Camino Frances pilgrimage across northern Spain in September 2016. 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!)
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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