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Robb Skidmore

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Robb Skidmore writes stories that entertain and inspire. His upmarket fiction (combines the best of commercial and literary) takes a love of language and uses it to create richly original characters and intense, moving plots. His short stories have appeared in Gawker, io9, New Orleans Review, New Millennium Writings, The South Carolina Review, Oasis, and Twelve Stories. He has travelled to many parts of the globe and once spent a year traveling around the US and camping in national parks.

His critically acclaimed and award winning novel, THE PURSUIT OF COOL (TMiK Press), is a story of humor and heartbreak about a music, movie, and pop culture obsessed, tragically romantic young man who attends college during the 1980s.

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The Pursuit of Cool

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Elizabeth Varadan Robb wrote: "My release date is April 17. Available in paperback and ebook versions.

Great looking cover!

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Billy Masters Cheers to a new friend!

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Robb Skidmore My release date is April 17. Available in paperback and ebook versions.
The Pursuit of Cool

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Robb Skidmore Robert wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Robb."

You are most welcome, friend. Great to meet you. :)

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Robert Thanks for the friend request, Robb.

Savannah Robb, thank you for the friendship.

message 16: by Robb (last edited Mar 13, 2012 02:09PM)

Robb Skidmore OK, gang. What is going down right now is the BIG GIVEAWAY! Yes, that's right. I'm giving away 10 signed copies of THE PURSUIT OF COOL and ten lucky readers will be the very first readers on Goodreads.

So go for it. :) THE PURSUIT OF COOL Official GIVEAWAY

Christine Hatfield no problem

how long have you been writing books?

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Jillian Peery Thanks for the add!

Kat (Kindred Dreamheart) Hey Robb, thanks for friending me!

Kindred Dreamheart

Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Robb. Selected your 'The Surfer' for future reading.


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Darynda Jones Thanks for the friendship, Robb! ~D~

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Kae Santiago Hi Robb, thanks for the friend invite! :)

Kathleen Brooks Thanks for the friendship!

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Robb Skidmore At the halfway point of Catching Fire. She goes back in the arena for another Games! But this time to protect Peeta...

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Simon Hi Robb. Thanks for looking me up.


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Robb Skidmore Currently in the throes of heavy planning to release my novel, THE PURSUIT OF COOL (TMiK Press). Selecting a POD publisher for the paperback version, deciding where to sell the ebook version...

Note to any book bloggers out there: if THE PURSUIT OF COOL seems up your alley, or something you'd like to review, just let me know. It's a crossover of YA and Adult realistic fiction. Trying to decide where to send ARC copies.

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Jesse Hanson Thanks for including me Robb. The Surfer looks very good and I wish you much success with your writing.
If you have an interest in spirituality, I'll ask you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man, for your reading list. It's fiction but is inspired by events from my life. Cinematic in style. Namaste, jesse

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Robb...thanks for the friendship~! ;)

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Karen Gammons Thank you for the friend request, Robb. Have a nice day.

message 2: by Robb (last edited Mar 22, 2011 10:33AM)

Robb Skidmore Mahina wrote: "Hey Robb,
Welcome to Goodreads. Its great to have you here. Happy reading!"

Thanks for that Mahina. Handsome cat you got there.

Mahina Hey Robb,
Welcome to Goodreads. Its great to have you here. Happy reading!

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