Glen Robinson

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I'm a California native who grew up in San Jose when it was the Prune Capital of the World. Since the 70s, my wife and I have lived in northern California, Illinois, San Diego, northern California, Idaho (where I was a book and magazine editor) and most recently, north Texas. I earned my PhD in 2004 and teach mainly writing classes at Southwestern Adventist University.

Even though teaching is my day job (which I love), writing is my greater love. And then there's the woman I have loved for the past 42 years.

I've written 21 books, 200 articles and stories, and still consider myself a student of the craft with much to learn. More than anything, I have learned that the joy is in the journey.

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Glen Robinson I try to determine what the problem is, and fix it. If it's other responsibilities getting in the way, I take care of them. If it is distractions, I…moreI try to determine what the problem is, and fix it. If it's other responsibilities getting in the way, I take care of them. If it is distractions, I move to another location to write. If is not being inspired, I read a book, watch a movie or, better yet, bull ahead even though what I write may not be inspired. Most times I go back and read it and it's no better or worse than the stuff I write when I think I'm inspired.(less)
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A Writer’s Duty

Back in 1993, then Phoenix Suns basketball star Charles Barkley declared, “I am not a role model.” The issue was that he just wanted to play basketball, and his fame was getting in the way. However, the reality was that as he became more well known, his responsibility went beyond what he did on the … More A Writer’s Duty
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Tom Horn vs. The Warlords of Krupp (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is an excerpt from my new steampunk western.
The Kiss of Night (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: The following is the short story that prompted the writing of my apocalyptic novel, "The Kiss of Night."
Destiny, Inc. (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is a short story exploring the possibility of a larger science fiction story set in the not-to-distant future.
Never Say Die (History)
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Description: This book is set in the 1930s. This particular excerpt takes place in Spain during the Civil War of 1938.
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Description: What if science made it possible for you to live forever, at the cost of other people? Would you take the opportunity?
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This is true high fantasy, and it took me a little bit to get used to characters with fuzzy tails and that stand two feet tall. But the three main characters, Arthur, Timothy and Nathaniel, are developed well and the reader get attached to them. Ther ...more
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"Harris Borden is a small town pastor looking for meaning, a revival, a chance to do something big for God. But be careful what you ask for -- you just might get it.
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“Time is relative, Einstein tells us. It’s an artificial construct that we have created to remind us that we are finite, mortal. The universe doesn’t wear a wristwatch. And thankfully, I decided to stop wearing one the day I found out I had terminal cancer." --My Own Personal Singularity”
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“Barefoot, exhausted and bloody, Harris Borden turned and left the underground prison that had been his home for the past twelve years and walked out into the Nevada desert.”
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“Then it’s decided. In the end, we are just as mortal as man. But while God will save a few, we will corrupt and destroy the rest of them. That is the best way to hurt Him. While many worship what you represent, most will come to believe that the existence of God is a myth.”
The woman spoke up. “But if they think He is a myth, won’t they think that you don’t exist either?”
The Chairman smiled broadly this time.
“Exactly.”
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“Time is relative, Einstein tells us. It’s an artificial construct that we have created to remind us that we are finite, mortal. The universe doesn’t wear a wristwatch. And thankfully, I decided to stop wearing one the day I found out I had terminal cancer." --My Own Personal Singularity”
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“Then it’s decided. In the end, we are just as mortal as man. But while God will save a few, we will corrupt and destroy the rest of them. That is the best way to hurt Him. While many worship what you represent, most will come to believe that the existence of God is a myth.”
The woman spoke up. “But if they think He is a myth, won’t they think that you don’t exist either?”
The Chairman smiled broadly this time.
“Exactly.”
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“Barefoot, exhausted and bloody, Harris Borden turned and left the underground prison that had been his home for the past twelve years and walked out into the Nevada desert.”
Glen Robinson, Elijah

“Halloo down there,” the voice said. Ziba saw a burly soldier in armor standing at the edge of the cliff. “Are you Israelites?”
“We are,” Jonathan said.
“We thought all of the Israelites were still hiding in the caves.” Ziba heard others laughing and could tell that they had been drinking. “We have plenty of wine here if you want to come join us. We even have some of your countrymen who are now in our army.”
“If we come up there, it will be only to fight and kill you,” Jonathan said.
The Philistine laughed. “Well, then, come on up. It’s plenty boring up here. Maybe you can liven things up, small as you are.”
Jonathan looked at Ziba, who then nodded.
“We’ll be right up,” Jonathan shouted back.”
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Dale Thele Glen, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


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Hello Glen,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

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