These random ramblings and author musings are designed to entertain, though they might drag you kicking and screaming through my daft indie publishing journey. If you are somehow inadvertently informed, or if you have discovered something useful within, well then . . . count that as a jolly coincidence. Thanks for reading! (header background - Sky_18 Free Texture #133 by Brenda Starr)

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Word of the week: trenchant /ˈtrenCHənt/ - (hear it!) - adjective - 1: keen, sharp; 2: vigorously effective and articulate; 3 a : sharply perceptive : penetrating; b : clear-cut, distinct 

Author’s Note: Even though my scheduled indie author of the month was unable to provide an interview for this week’s post, I’m still going to feature him because his projects deserve as much attention as any other good indie author’s.

So, with that said . . .

Indie Author of the Month: Please Come Meet . . . Linton Robinson

For many years, Mr. Linton Robinson has been a wealth of writing and publishing experience and knowledge, all of which have been sorely missed by the online writing community I help admin. Not only does he support authors who strike out on their own in indie publishing, but he also often successfully and quite trenchantly refutes those restrictive and sometimes downright stupid “rules” that can stifle a decent writer’s creativity and capabilities.

In other words, Mr. Robinson has duly “smacked” some of us out of our little gilded cages and taught us how to fly free (writing- and publishing-wise, that is), and for this, we say: “Thank you!”

Back in the autumn of 2012, I’d had the pleasure of reading one of Mr. Linton’s many novels: Boneyard 11. . . . And I loved it. Well written, with an engaging plot line that moved at a moderately quick pace and an ending that left me completely reader-satisfied. But even more so, it was the characters who held me fast to the digital page, displaying various facets one wouldn’t normally attribute to the types of people they represented. And this, of course, made them “come alive” on the page. Cliché characters are flat, and usually boring to read. The characters of Boneyard 11 were anything but.

My favorite? Nan. Bold and beautiful, cunning and intelligent; a woman with a strong moral core. In my opinion, she totally “made” the tale, and since Boneyard 11 is listed as the first in Mr. Linton’s Borderline Series, I’m truly curious to see who else surfaces (or re-surfaces) in this particular story world!

In the meantime, there are other Robinson books available to read: Sweet Spot, Bailin', Afro-Cuban Boogie-Woogie, The Way of the Weekend Warrior . . . plus those he’s co-authored: Imaginary Lines, Sky Seeds, Mexican Slang 101, Mayan Calendar Girls . . . all of which are available at Amazon, Amazon uk, or from Adoro Books. Very much worth a browse-through. Plus, you can get to know him a little through his bio page or read more about his available books found at his website: linrobinson.com

Another great indie author who deserves our recognition. Please, do consider supporting his projects. You’ll be glad you did!

4 comments:

  1. Ooh I was read the blurb to this a while back but never got round to buying a copy before. I think Nan just tempted me ...

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    1. She's a most excellent character, I can tell you that! :) Buy the book. You won't be disappointed.

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  2. Trenchant is one of those words you rarely use, but it's a good one!

    I've known Linton for quite awhile! He's one of a kind.

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    1. Oh, he certainly is. And we miss him over at the forum. Ah, but he must do what he needs to do, and so . . .

      As for "trenchant": I quite agree. :)

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