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Erika Robuck

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Historical fiction writer, book blogger, voracious reader. Erika's first novel, RECEIVE ME FALLING was self-published. Penguin Random House published HEMINGWAY'S GIRL, CALL ME ZELDA, FALLEN BEAUTY, THE HOUSE OF HAWTHORNE, and a short story anthology to which Erika contributed, GRAND CENTRAL: ORIGINAL STORIES OF POSTWAR LOVE AND REUNION.

Erika writes about and reviews historical fiction at her blog, Muse, and is a contributor to fiction blog, Writer Unboxed. She is also a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Hemingway Society, the Millay Society. and the Hawthorne Society.

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Erika Robuck The most moving part of being a writer is holding a published work in your hands--the physical result of your imagination and hard work. From my first…moreThe most moving part of being a writer is holding a published work in your hands--the physical result of your imagination and hard work. From my first visit to the Hemingway House in Key West years ago when I thought I needed to set a novel there, to the publication of my novel, HEMINGWAY'S GIRL, to a signing at the house once the book had been released, it was a true dream come true. (less)
Erika Robuck I envy that you teach American Lit--always my favorite classes from high school to college.

As for Scott and Zelda, they seem to represent the classic…more
I envy that you teach American Lit--always my favorite classes from high school to college.

As for Scott and Zelda, they seem to represent the classic co-dependent couple. They likely shared equal parts in their failings, and both suffered--he from alcoholism and she from mental illness.

When the tragic side of their relationship seems overwhelming, I return to their letters. They expressed their love for one another so perfectly on paper. If their addictions and hospitalizations could have been stripped away, they might have had a beautiful love story. (less)
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