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Light & Shadow: The Watcher Series Shorts and Extras

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A compilation of short stories and extra scenes for fans of The Watcher Series.

How did Gabriel get his scar?
What happened to Joshua in Romania?
What did Rosemond’s mother say to George in Allure?
What did Ali’s letter to Joshua say in The Nexus?
What punishment did Bowen take for Ali?
Scenes from alternate character's perspectives.

And much more!

194 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 7, 2020

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Robin Woods

19 books328 followers
Robin Woods is a former high school and university instructor with two and a half decades of experience teaching English, literature, and writing. She earned a BA in English and an MA in Education.

In addition to teaching, Robin Woods has published six highly-rated novels, eight creative writing workbooks, and has multiple projects in the works.

When Ms. Woods isn’t teaching or writing, she is chasing her two kids around and spending time with her ever-patient husband.

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October 14, 2020
When I began writing the first novel in the Watcher Series, it was 1996 and I had just called off my wedding (only six weeks before it happened—but don’t worry, I found my Prince Charming four years later). Consequently, I was in this weird emotional state. Writing became my refuge. I didn’t write the whole book then, but I did write several scenes, picked a lot of the character names, and laid out the blueprint for my novel. It was a place for me to retreat.

I was teaching English for high school juniors and chose to make my protagonist that age. Since she didn’t have tons of life experience to draw on, I used the literature I was teaching in my class for my character to use too.

Two years prior to this, I had graduated with my degree in English, so mythology and literature were fresh on my mind. Works like Paradise Lost, The Book of Enoch, Dracula, and The Tempest kept me company in the quiet hours. I also had a friend introduce me to the old, cult classic film, Highlander (Thanks, Brooke). This, combined with The Book of Enoch, sparked my ideas for my Watchers. (No, it wasn’t Buffy. This was before the show ever aired. But we did use a lot of the same source material.)

In late 2008, I went back to what I had written again and toyed around for a long time. But it wasn’t until a student saw my manuscript sitting on a table and asked if she could read it that things got real. I nervously let her, dying a little bit inside. Then, she did the most magical thing—she asked if she could take it home to finish reading. It spurred me on, and I have never looked back.

The series is still a refuge, and recently, going back to it was like going home. Is it weird that the characters are so real to me?

Anyway, thanks for being a fan. This is for you.

(If you are still sitting there wondering which scenes I wrote in 1996, they are: coffee shop rescue, locker slut, apartment attack, caged, and blink yes or no. Plus, there are a first two chapters that will never, ever be seen. Like ever.)
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January 7, 2021

I have been waiting for this for years! It didn’t disappoint. This series is always my go to when I want to reread and seem to catch something new every time.
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