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Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Meet the Author Robert Ulrich in May.


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Robert UllrichHis first release was a collection of poetry, musings and photography. “Life and Death in a Single Breath” , published by Xlibris in March of 2016.

Evolution of a killer is the story of how Lazarus Solaris, only child of Jared and Margaux, evolved into a contract killer known as the Chameleon.


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Over to you Robert Ullrich


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Would you like to share with the readers how you took up writing? Disclose your inspiration, your muse?


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments I started writing with poetry in the 80's. Much of which I posted in my blog or Facebook page as a note. After publishing Life and Death, I was encouraged by Dr. Hudson, the editor on Evolution of a Killer, to try my hand at writing a full-length novel. Her challenge to me was to create a character as capable of random acts of kindness as he was violence. Lazarus Solaris is the result.

The muse for much of my poetry since 2007 is my wife Kim. I find the world around me to be the greatest muse of all. I have lived an interesting life, and have met remarkable people along the way. It is in those people I find the inspiration for characters in my novels, and my experiences for some of the story-lines. (No, I was never a contract killer...I just like crime fiction1)


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments I am curious as to how many of you like reading a series versus stand alone novels. I have ready many a series from many a writer.


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Thank you for sharing your story with us. Robert.
To know more about the author, one can also meet him on Facebook as he is the lucky winner of a double feature (Goodreads MI contest May)
https://m.facebook.com/2000NewAuthors...


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Robert wrote: "I am curious as to how many of you like reading a series versus stand alone novels. I have ready many a series from many a writer."
Personally, if the story is 'unputdownable', I hunt for the entire series. However, I have more often enjoyed the stand alone ones.


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Catherine Habbie | 1908 comments Hi Robert.
Do you have a mind map ready for your next book?


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments Interesting question, I've never heard it put that way. However, I think I understand it, and yes, I have my next novel well mapped out with one main plot, one secondary and three possible endings.

I try to jot little notes as the story begins to unfold in my head. I often bounce them off my wife, who is a great listener and can even read between my thoughts.

I write in spurts because of it. I have the main plot well-defined in my mind so it is moving right along. The secondary has become more complex as I go. I really like this part of the process, the way I write, anyway. There is nothing better to me than an unexpected thought coming at me, seemingly out of nowhere, that can and has sent me back to the drawing board.!


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Catherine Habbie | 1908 comments 👍


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments If I may, how many in the group actually write reviews on books, not just rate them? Ratings are good, certainly, but reviews go much further.


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Sharon Robert wrote: "If I may, how many in the group actually write reviews on books, not just rate them? Ratings are good, certainly, but reviews go much further."

I always write a review if I finish the book. I tend to read numerous books then leave the reviews when I log on my PC.


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Sharon Robert wrote: "I am curious as to how many of you like reading a series versus stand alone novels. I have ready many a series from many a writer."

It depends on the story and the author. Some authors write amazing series' and others not so much. If I find some characters that I adore and they have a wonderful story that needs a series then go for it. But, some characters only need one book! If I read a series I don't like having to wait too long for the next installment, waiting a week is fine but anything longer than a month and I start to lose interest.


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Emily Pennington (shermayne23) | 1 comments If I read a book, a rating alone would not be enough. I always fully review each one I read. The author deserves that for having shared his or her wonderful story with me. I read all kinds of books and almost always have enjoyed them all.


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Lisa (freyabarrett) I only write a review if I'm passionate about the book, otherwise, I leave a number review.


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Ruby Emam (goodreadscomruby_emam) | 260 comments I always write reviews, but just like Lisa only on certain genre. I am not at all a fan of what is being created today, filled with violence, fantasy and villains.


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments I appreciate the feedback. I understand the not wanting to wait for the next in a series. I get advised by a few of my fans to write faster!


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments The weekend cometh, and just in the nick of time. I have been away from my WIP for family matters as well as a new job. I found The words for the scene I was working on lat, yesterday whilst working. I got it down at lunch!


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments Both "Evolution of a Killer" Evolution of a Killer (The Lazarus Chronicles #1) by Robert Ullrich and "Family Matters" Family Matters A Lazarus Solaris Thriller (The Lazarus Chronicles Book 2) by Robert Ullrich will be available free in the next two weeks. Grab a copy on me!

[ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B43N1D8 ] “Evolution of a Killer,” Book one of the Lazarus Chronicles: a series of crime thrillers with action and adventure. Download the Kindle version free June 1st and 2nd on Amazon.

[ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NQHJ2V5 ] “Family Matters,” Book two of the Lazarus Chronicles. Download the Kindle version free May 25th and 26th.

Coming soon - Book three - "The Witness"

Lazarus Solaris; orphaned by the age of 7. Raised in France by his Aunt Ziva - Holocaust survivor, MBA with a degree in psychology, entrepreneur, philanthropist, lover of the sea, sailing. animals and nature - AKA the Chameleon: internationally renowned and pursued assassin and fixer, master of disguise, employer of one of the world's greatest hackers, black ops contractor for the CIA and an occasional vigilante. A cold-blooded killer as capable of a random act of kindness as he is violence.

Evolution - How he became the killer he was fated to be.
Family Matters - A story of loyalty and betrayal and how family is more than just genetics.
The Witness – You can’t always escape the consequences of doing the right thing.


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Jen - The Tolkien Gal (fayepixie) | 8 comments Robert wrote: "I am curious as to how many of you like reading a series versus stand alone novels. I have ready many a series from many a writer."

Hi Robert! It's so nice to meet you. I think there are down sides to series and stand-alone novels. I love series for the continuity and knowing that something else is waiting. However, things get frustrating when the author hasn't released a book in years. This seems quite common, especially with certain fantasy authors.

I absolutely love stand-alones if they have a satisfactory ending - not necessarily happy, but if it's a great novel. However, if the book is frustrating, I would prefer a follow up to tie loose ends.

P.S. Your story about your wife as your muse is so heartfelt!

Thanks for this Q&A!


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー wrote: "Robert wrote: "I am curious as to how many of you like reading a series versus stand alone novels. I have ready many a series from many a writer."

Hi Robert! It's so nice to meet you. I think ther..."


My pleasure. As for my series, I am currently keeping pace at one novel per year. I am now 65, and semi-retired, and am hoping to get my third volume out this year, which be the second in 2019. Family Matters was released in February, 12 months after Evolution.
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Thank you for commenting. I hope you will take advantage of my free novels on May 25th & 26th for Family Matters, and Evolution of a Killer on June 1st & 2nd.

Happy Reading!


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Robert Ullrich (robert_m_ullrich) | 49 comments I would like to personally thank G.B. for giving me this opportunity in Meet the Author. I appreciate the comments and questions from the community. It's been very interesting and enjoyable. I hope you benefited as well. Happy reading, and feel free to contact me anytime.


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It was a pleasure hosting you Robert. Thank you for sharing your work with us this month.


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