John Robin

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After working for many years in academia and adult education, John left his job to pursue his dreams as a writer. Having cut his teeth as an editor at a small publishing company, John decided that, while he worked hard to prepare his debut novel, he would build a book production business to help connect self-publishing authors with editing, cover, design, and marketing services based on the traditional model. He presently is the creative director, senior editor, and production manager for his company and oversees a team of twelve.

As a writer, John’s commitment to the craft has put him on course for a debut epic fantasy novel, A Thousand Roads (January 9, 2019). He also enjoys writing nonfiction, as an instructor for the lifelong learning we
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This is my official book release blog post!


That’s right, after 6 years of work and 7 drafts, A Thousand Roads is now available for readers. You can find it on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. Please go buy a copy and help me spread the word:


               


A Thousand Roads is the story of a boy who grows up under the sway of a mysterious blood magic. Necromancy and rites of darkness...

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There was one great value in this book, which I gleaned in the first third: the idea that what makes a sentence is about a lot more than just the words, and as a writer how we should look deeper to form. The book is exhaustive, though I did feel in t ...more
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