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BLOGWORDS – 30 March 2019 – NEWSLETTER – a little birdie told me

30 March 2019

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Roll Call

HALLLOOO!!! Tell me who you are and where you’re at!


The Bird House Book Club

What I am / have been reading!

The End Begins by Sara Davison

Kelly’s Search for Family by Bertha Schwartz

The Scroll by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh

My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham

The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols

Ladies of Intrigue by Michelle Griep

Edisto Stranger by C. Hope Clark

Between Stairs and Stardust by Pepper Basham

Beauty in Flight by Robin Patchen

Beauty in Hiding by Robin Patchen

Beauty in Battle by Robin Patchen

Mist O’er the Voyageur by Naomi Musch

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

Dying on Edisto by C. Hope Clark


What are you reading?


Friends of Authors Society

Who knows the best way to show your love for your favorite authors? (I’m one, right? Your favorite?) Besides the obvious of buying and reading my books, leaving a review on Amazon tickles their calculations and formulas and moves my books up in their ranks, which in turn means more peeps see my books, which means more peeps are likely to buy them.

There are other things you can do, as well. Suggest my books to your library or book club. Tell your friends, buy gift copies to give to your friends. Heck, tell ME how much you love ‘em!


Robin’s Readers Flock

I appreciate every one who has read or will read my books, and this group is for you!

“This group, as with my blog and (languishing and sadly neglected) website—and my writing—are all about community and family. It is a place to gather to chat and discuss my books, but also to become better acquainted and to encourage and pray for one another.”

If you’re interested, gimme a holla! I’d love to have you as part of my Flock!


Robin’s Nest, Stories by Design

I have been diligent this year to revive the blog. The second half of 2018—after publishing two novels and my knee surgery in June—depleted me, and I’ve had a hard time making a come-back. So the blog is looking pretty good, with all daily features restored…


FourSquare, the Series

… while the new series is gasping for air like a fish out of water. The characters—all of them, for all four books—are milling around in my head like circus performers before the big show! I’ve been working on details, at least, things I’ve learned through the process of writing seven novels. For instance, I have maps of the main town where the series takes place, the college campus where four of them met, the road to and layout of the retreat in the mountains. In an exercise that may or may not be ‘slightly’ excessive, I know all the key players and their birthdays and anniversaries—and all their family members… You know, in case Main Character’s best friend’s sister has a fight with her husband, or Other Main Character’s cousin celebrates a new job, or Other Main Character’s sister in law has a baby… ‘Cause you never know when that will show up in the story! Right?


FourSquare, the Covers

I have the covers for all four books laid out; it’s how I do this series cover thing. I’ve purchased the images of the models, and am working on the background images. And blurbs.


One for the Price of Two – The Blurb

* subject to change

Twin sisters Elizabeth and Meredith Elliott are so identical their own parents can’t even tell them apart. And the pranks abound. Their identities are so entwined, wrapped up in each other, it becomes near impossible even for them to tell where one ends and the other begins.

Even as their distinct personalities emerged, they mimicked one another, living parallel lives, mirroring each other.

It’s all fun and games till Bethy’s reticence holds her back from love. And Mere’s flamboyant personality nearly casts her in the midst of more trouble than she bargains for.


 Also in the works

Yes, I’ve got my next series in mind, The Steppe House. A literary tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright, the Steppe House is fashioned after Mr. Wright’s Falling Water House. Built into the side of a mountain, each of seven (I think) levels is home to a different family, each with their own story. It’s set in the 1940’s, a la Dame Agatha Christie, along the lines of Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None,) and there is a character named Francis Llewellyn Wiggins; beyond that, I don’t know much about it at all.



A Christmas novella, The Key on the Christmas Tree.

* not the final cover

I started this story a while back as part of a series, The Key, and have a short story, The Key in the Mailbox, included in an anthology by my friend, Mary Blowers, Blood Moon, that can be found on Amazon.



All in the Family

I turned sixty this year. Six-oh. Six decades. As The Steve Miller Band says, “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’…” That’s about how I feel. Time is slipping away and there’s so much I want to do. Guess that’s called a bucket list.


Not a bucket list item, but a pressing need is a car. Being on Disability, it’s not in the budget to make loan payments, so I have a GoFundMe Campaign set up. Please pop over and take a look, and help if you can.



A robin with clipped wings is a sad thing indeed.



Manchild #2, Russell, will be riding in the Ride for a Cure again this summer. The link for anyone who would care to donate (or share) is:







Manifesto and Author Tag

The manifesto short version is,

“Stories for Christians to see or remember the ugly effects of the lies of the enemy, and for unbelievers to see the beauty of the Truth of the Word of God.”

And my author tag:

“the battle for identity, one story at a time.”


Chatcha’ll next time.

Got questions? Email me at robinemason212@gmail.com.

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BLOGWORDS – Thursday 1 November 2018 – SPECIAL EDITION – NANOWRIMO 2018


“I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!”


“What.Did.You.Do?” Mere jabbed her finger in Bethy’s chest.

“Nothing you didn’t do first.” Bethy smiled sweetly and shrugged… summarily dismissing her sister.


My new series, FourSquare, is a change-up for me—RomCom. The first story, One for the Price of Two, has been tumbling around in my mind for several years, and I can’t wait to move the story forward, and get to know Elizabeth and Meredith.



Twin sisters Bethy and Mere’s identities are so entwined, wrapped up in each other, it becomes near impossible even for them to tell where one ends and the other begins.


As they grew, their distinct personalities emerged, taking them on parallel but divergent life pathways. They share similar careers and remain close, sharing a dorm, and later an apartment, but will Meredith’s pranks separate her from stable and well-grounded Elizabeth.


How far is too far? When is a joke no longer funny? And what happens when the tables are turned, putting Bethy and Mere on the receiving end?




“the battle for identity, one story at a time”



#Blogwords, Special Edition, #NaNoWriMo, FourSquare, One for the Price of Two

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