Book Recommendations

I Take My Coffee Black Review & More

I just finished I Take My Coffee Black by Tyler Merritt and am blown away. I laughed out loud (awkwardly in front of others) and cried (like fat, hot tears down my cheeks). This book gave me all the feels. And most importantly, this book is a poignant need-to-read. In the most gentle, reasonable, and loving way he tackles the hard topic of racism and so much more.


Full disclosure, I know Tyler Merritt. I haven’t seen him in years, I lost track of him after he moved out of the Bay Area. Not because I wanted to, but life gets busy sometimes and people you adore slip out of your life. But, I still count him as a friend. He is one of those larger-than-life people who, at the same time, is one of the most authentic people you can meet.

I had the privilege of working with Tyler on multiple shows. So, I can say things like, “Remember when we were in that post-Apocalyptic street gang and I tried to kill you?”

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Author Interview with Heather Hansen

Welcome to my blog interview with novelist and children’s author, Heather Hansen, author of Rogue Wave, the first book in the exciting Rogue Wave Series.


Heather is a wife and a mother of two wonderful children. She was a preschool teacher for nearly ten years, before she left to homeschool her kids and begin her journey as an author. She grew up in a small, country town in CA where she still lives today.


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

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Prompt Me Wins!

Prompt Me made it on the Best Writing Books of All Time List

I’m happy to announce that my book, Prompt Me: Creative Writing Journal & Workbook, made it to BookAuthority’s Best Writing Books of All Time.

BookAuthority collects and ranks the best books in the world, and it is a great honor to get this kind of recognition.

Thank you for all your support!
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

What is BookAuthority?

BookAuthority is the world’s leading website for nonfiction book recommendations, helping people find the best books on any topic.

It covers topics that range from startups, marketing and finance, through javascript, artificial intelligence and bitcoin, to fitness, history and personal development.

BookAuthority serves millions of book recommendations every month, was ranked #1 on ProductHunt, and has been featured on CNNForbes and Inc.

How are books ranked?

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Allure is FREE Today & Tomorrow

Allure: The Watcher Series Prequel is FREE on Kindle all day today and tomorrow (Dec. 29/30). (And you don’t need a Kindle to read it. You can read on any smart phone, iPad, or computer.)

The Kindle version is newly revised. Woo hoo!

There’s a description below, but it’s free, so why not take a risk on something new? Meet your next book boyfriend (or girlfriend). Allure has both simmering and flirty.

Click here to go to Amazon now. (And downloads help me).

There’s no looking back when you’re on the run.

As America tries to forget the horrors of the Great War by embracing jazz, flappers, and the speakeasy, the Watchers remain vigilant by protecting the innocent and maintaining order among the Immortals—including a powerful line of Seers who are all but extinct. But the real horror is just beginning.

When George Yates is ordered to escort the beautiful Rosemond Le Clair to safety, he finds himself in the middle of an ancient feud that demands her blood. Without the Watchers’ help, he must struggle to protect the last remaining daughter of the Le Clair family from these dark powers, even as he defies fate itself.

Allure can be read as a stand-alone single or as part of the series (it can be read at any point).

My Recommended Reading Order:
The Unintended (Book 1)
The Nexus (Book 2)
>>> Allure (The Prequel)
The Sacrifice (Book 3)
The Fallen Part 1 (Book 4)
The Fallen Part 2 (Book 5)

See the whole series on Amazon here.

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Prompt Me Horror & Thriller

This past March I attended my first convention as a vendor and asked for suggestions as to what my next topic should be—the winner? Horror. This book is packed full of a large variety of styles of prompts, not just traditional story starters.

I have included one of the story helping generators I created for the workbook below (and a photo prompt). So dive in and have some fun writing some creepy stories just in time for Halloween!

PROMPT ME HORROR & THRILLER by Robin Woods #creativewriting #writingprompts #amwriting https://amzn.to/30kdEWY

Are you a budding Stephen King or want to be? Whether you are an adult or teen, this book is for you. It has hundreds of prompts and a healthy amount of charts and references to help ignite your creativity.

PROMPT ME HORROR & THRILLER by Robin Woods #creativewriting #writingprompts #amwriting https://amzn.to/30kdEWY

Buy on Amazon
Add to GoodReads

This workbook is great for:

  • Writers who need to banish writer’s block 
    Teachers who need bell activities
  • Someone who wants daily writing prompts
  • Homeschool parents who want fun curriculum
  • Screenwriters who want inspiration for scripts
  • People who need a gift for a writer or English teacher
  • Anyone who wants to ignite creativity and improve writing
  • This workbook is clean enough for teens and sophisticated for seasoned writers.

Here is a sample page. What is your nightmare?

Nightmare Generator from PROMPT ME HORROR & THRILLER by Robin Woods #writingprompts #creativewriting

Need some inspiration? Check out the rest of the Prompt Me Series
Photo prompts, story starters, master lists, and more.

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Book Review of Prompt Me

I received my first blog review of Prompt Me: Creative Writing Workbook & Journal by romance writer and teacher, Brooke E. Wayne. Read the review here. So exciting!

 

Prompt Me by Robin Woods Front Cover

Or view it on Amazon here. Blessings!

New Release! Writing Workbook & Journal

I’m so pleased to announce the release of my seventh book! I’ve been teaching English for over two decades, so putting together a writing book seemed a natural progression. Many of the charts and reference materials were items I created for my own writing, and have been sharing them with my writer friends for years. They encouraged me to add to what I had, and get it out to the general public. I hope you find it as useful as I have.

Prompt Me Novel Front Cover

Fiction Writing Journal & Workbook

“This workbook provides a space for you to journal ideas and thoughts for your next–or first–best seller. Robin not only shares her knowledge gained by years of experience, but thoughtfully gives space for writers to reflect and hand-write their ideas and moments of inspiration.” –author and editor Tamar Hela

Writing a first draft can be daunting. This workbook provides guidance for key elements of fiction writing that help create a cohesive novel. Additionally, it gives writers powerful reference resources to create an emotionally authentic work and the space to hash it all out in one, easy-to-carry book.

Workbook sections include:

Fiction Writing Cover 8.25 x 10.5 (2 sharp)

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  • Brainstorm and outlining
  • Plotting and the “Tent Pole” Method
  • Character Worksheets
  • Conflict
  • Setting
  • Lined pages for easy journaling
  • And more!

 

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Reference sections include:

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Author Interview: Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Welcome to my blog interview with novelist, Janet Elizabeth Henderson, author of The Invertary series—Lingerie Wars, Goody Two Shoes, Magenta Mine and Calamity Jena. With Bad Boy and Caught coming soon.

I have read three of her novels and loved them. If you need some seriously fun brain candy–read these books.

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A portrait by Janet’s husband dubbed, “Janet Smurf”

From Janet’s Bio: 

I’m a Scot, living in New Zealand and married to a Dutch man. I write contemporary romance with a humorous bent—this is mainly due to the fact I have an odd sense of humor and can’t keep it out of anything I do! If I wasn’t a writer, I’d like to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Indiana Jones. Unfortunately, both these roles have already been filled. Which may be a good thing as I have no fighting skills, wouldn’t know a precious relic if it hit me in the face and have an aversion to blood. When I’m not living in my head, I’m a mother to two kids, three pet sheep, one dog, two cats, three alpacas, two miniature horses and an escape artist chicken.

Hello Janet,

What genre do you consider your books? 

I write contemporary romance. Some people tell me that I write romantic comedy. I didn’t realize my writing was humorous until I started getting reviews for my first book.

I agree with the romantic comedy. There were several times I laughed out loud in public and had people giving me strange looks.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? 

Comedy is a funny thing to write. (Pun intended!) There are lots of things in real life that are hilarious, but if you put them in fiction they read as unbelievable or ridiculous. Often, when I use real life experience as an influence for a scene, I have to tone it down to make it believable. People who read my blog, or follow me on facebook, will recognize parts of my books as being based on real events in my life. I find life funny, ironic and downright ludicrous. Inspiration is everywhere.

What book are you reading now? 

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Book News! The Fallen: Part Two

I am so excited to announce that The Fallen: Part Two paperback is live on Amazon!  The Kindle edition is available for pre-orders and will go live on the 19th. Note: The Kindle edition is discounted through the first week of release.

Order the Paperback (now available)

Order on Kindle (pre-order until May 19)

Cant wait? Here is a sizable sample: TheFallenPartTwo_by_Robin_Woods_First50

Here is the GORGEOUS full cover designed by Kyle Walker

The Fallen pt 2 Done