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Robert Eggleton

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Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known locally for his nonfiction: investigative reports about children’s programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997; nationally distributed models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions; research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next -- never finding a permanent loving family; and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency in West Virginia. Dozens of his works have been archived by the West Virginia Division of Culture and Histo ...more

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Rarity from the Hollow Finalist for Global Award

Eggleton advances against hundreds of authors worldwide for prestigious Author Academy Award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – October 3, 2018 Rarity from the Hollow, written by Charleston resident, Robert Eggleton, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

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“Complaining is like sitting in a rocking chair. You can get lots of motion, but you ain't going anywhere," Lacy Dawn said.”
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“I guess sometimes a person becomes what he pretends to be. I pretended that I had a good reason to be mad and I was. Then, I pretended that I wasn't mad and somehow it went away.”
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“Right is right and wrong is wrong. It's just like you know in your heart. Good and evil have always been and will always be the balance on which survival of the universe depends.”
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“Complaining is like sitting in a rocking chair. You can get lots of motion, but you ain't going anywhere," Lacy Dawn said.”
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“I guess sometimes a person becomes what he pretends to be. I pretended that I had a good reason to be mad and I was. Then, I pretended that I wasn't mad and somehow it went away.”
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“Right is right and wrong is wrong. It's just like you know in your heart. Good and evil have always been and will always be the balance on which survival of the universe depends.”
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message 9: by Robert (last edited May 31, 2018 10:43AM)

Robert Eggleton Rarity from the Hollow (Lacy Dawn Adventure, 1) by Robert EggletonRarity from the Hollow was nominated, vetted, and accepted into the competition for the Author Academy Awards. Please consider voting for it on page 11, Science Fiction Books. Scroll down from the top of the main page to a big rectangle that has Nonfiction Books on top. There’s an arrow on the right. Click it ten times to get to SF Books and click on the book cover (attached). It’s free and easy. Proceeds help abused children. https://authoracademyawards.com/?inf_...


Robert Eggleton The 2018 Edition of Rarity from the Hollow has just been released: Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T


Robert Eggleton 2016 second edition of Rarity from the Hollow almost here! Dog Horn Publishing contacted me and because of the overwhelming positive reception, it is interesting in an update. Thanks everybody for your interest in a comical an satirical sci-fi novel that has received been presented on hundreds of different blogs, 23 countries, because of it's mission to help prevent child abuse. Love


Robert Eggleton Hi Elaine,

As a book reviewer, you picked a wonderful line to quote as it applies to helping many victims of child abuse. Anger can be counterproductive when working to empower victims. Anger, sure it’s easy to feel and to express, but it may be impotent and could backfire as a strategy, if one really want to help, to have an impact.

So often, the abuse is a symptom, a dysfunction. The kids know it, feel it, like Lacy Dawn, the protagonist in this story who demanded that her own parents be “fixed” first before she would even consider saving the universe. In real life, the children often love their abusive caregivers, and, in their own way, the abusive caregivers also love their children. Sure, the adults are ********’s so easy to despise….

Lacy Dawn got extra special help in this story to fulfill her destiny. I hope that readers of my story will become increasingly sensitize to the issue and want to contribute to the prevention of child abuse / exploitation all over our planet. You are the extra special help that real-life children need.


Robert Eggleton Unsolicited Top 100 Amazon Book Reviewer posted five star review of Rarity from the Hollow today: "...This is one brilliant book and Highly Recommended for all readers – for entertainment and reinforcement of much needed values." 9-18-15


Robert Eggleton 9-7-15, Free Article: Science Fiction and Social Activism

"...The impact of speculative fiction on my personal world view began in the 1960s when Ellison, Aldiss, Herbert and others wrote about the stuff that many American teens at the time were reflecting upon – social and political issues at a tumultuous time. Protests against increasing militarism during the Vietnam War were fueled by the writings of Ellison and Vonnegut. Speculative fiction back then was more than escapism, as evidenced by Ursula Le Guinn winning both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1970...."

http://www.girl-who-reads.com/2015/09...


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Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. They are about heroic werewolves waging war against evil supernatural creatures. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .


Robert Eggleton Carolyn Howard-Johnson is starting a new blog for free self-promotion! Rarity from the Hollow was accepted and will show up on 12-20-12.


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