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Scott M. Roberts

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Scott M. Roberts never set out to be a writer of dark fiction. Oh, no: he was originally destined to write new-age spiritualistic self-help books.

But his parents moved him at a young and tender age to Texas. Tragedy averted, he was now free to delve the dark, twisted canyons of the human heart without feeling the need to apologize for what he found there.


Just got word that my short story, The End-of-the-World Pool, will be reprinted in an IGMS award anthology later this year!


Woo-hoo!

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“I maintain that cultural sensitivity should be replaced by cultural awareness. Awareness implies research, consideration, thought, and judiciousness....

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