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Robin Randle

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Book, God, Hope, Humility, Love, Monsters, Robin Randle Stories, self-publishing, Writing with tags , , , on 10/19/2018 by wooddickinson

The day is almost here. Publication of The Robin Randle Stories will be in December. I’m currently writing a second Robin story so I decided to change things a bit.
Book 1 – (the original novel) is now titled-
“In The Region Where Madness Dwells • During the Time of Shadows” a Robin Randle Story.
Book 2 – “Legends of the End” a Robin Randle Story
More on Book 2 later.


Make sure to sign up on our email site so you will be the first to know when Book 1 is out. I plan special promotions, signed copies, free copies and merchandise if there is a demand. I need all your help to have a successful launch. Please click this link –

https://mailchi.mp/05545a3bf78b/robinrandle

News

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Block Island, Book, Fear, God, Love, Monsters, self-publishing, Writing with tags , , , , , on 10/10/2018 by wooddickinson

Hekate's KeyAs preparations get underway for the release of the first Robin Randle story I want to give folks a heads up on things. Websites will be changing so watch for that. My blog is 10 Past Midnight and is located at http://www.10pastmidnight.com. Probably where you are right now. I plan on using this blog as my main launch point but I want you to know about a few other locations on the Internet. Most will carry the same information. The Robin Randle site is up for major work. The mail list sign up is on this blogs home page. Right side of the page. I’m using Mail Chimp and I think it is safe.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRobinRandleStories/
https://www.facebook.com/10pastmidnight/
http://www.robinrandle.com

I need every ones help in putting together this mail list. Did I say everyones help? Share with your friends, blast social media, what ever you’d like. I’m not proud. I promise I won’t hit you with a 100 emails a day but it will be the best way for you to find out when the book is going to be released. I will probably do an early release date that will include a limited number of signed copies. Detail to follow.

As for my new novel, Legends of the End, Robin finds herself in a situation the likes she’d never dreamed of facing. There are horrors pulled from Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s mythologies intermixed with the realities of Robin’s life. I don’t want to say too much as it might end up being spoilers for the first book. Here is a short clip. Enjoy:

Legends of the End by Wood Dickinson ©2018 All Rights Reserved

Once I got there I raised my hands then brought them down together. I held them before my chest, I gathered my power, my angelic power hoping to knock this creature away. I didn’t care what Alex saw anymore. I worked my hands together like I was molding clay but this ball was no clay. I said, “Ialpurg noar .” (The burning flames has become – translated from Angelic) .and a glow of light began to build up from my palms. I looked up at the creature, it had become aware of the power I was attempting to open. It let go of Alex and started backing away. The light I held became bright like a small blue star in my hands. I tried lifting my hands so I couldn’t express that power away from me and into the monster but it never left my hands. The light just got brighter until I had to drop it. The star lept into me and I stiffened for a moment then glowed. What a shit storm. I couldn’t believe this, any of this. This was not happening. The shock of absorbing the energy I’d created was just too much for me. Things began to spin. A darkness creeped into the edge of my vision and I felt that horrible feeling you have when you know you’re going to pass out. I fought it, then I was gone.

On Robin Randle

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Book, Indie Author, Robin Randle Stories, self-publishing, Where Madness Dwells, Writing with tags , , , , , on 10/09/2018 by wooddickinson

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As many of you know I had two knee replacements. Recovery from this surgery entails much more than the physical aspects of the legs and knees. The impact on your spirit is overwhelming. I wasn’t warned and didn’t anticipate this aspect of the surgery. There is no physical therapy to help you regain the use of your spirit. It is a fight you have to take up day by day and on your own. As you regain physical strength you do begin to feel better but that journey back to your prior level of activity from a mental and spiritual level track much slower than your body. For me it took almost two years to regain my passion, desire and drive to restart the effort to get Robin Randle published. The novel will be called, In The Region Where Madness Dwells § During the Time of Shadows – A Robin Randle Story. I know and that’s from a guy who likes one word titles.

I am changed after the knee replacement adventure. I haven’t returned to photography nor have I returned to active web development. I’m sure these things will come. But the one thing I am passionate about is seeing Robin Randle’s book get published. I know at sixty-six years of age I’m not going to play games with unwilling or unimaginative publishers. I did that in the movie business and succeeded but I just don’t have the time to play those games again. It seems the book publishing world is collapsing much like other traditional types of media distribution. In that I mean, music, film, art and the like. Most publishers are only interested in celebrity written books or best-selling authors. They don’t care anymore about authors writing to a smaller more eclectic audience. Translation, these publishers don’t care about these smaller eclectic audiences. I guess I don’t blame them. I mean it’s all about money isn’t it? So what to do?

I decided to join the indie nation as an independent author who will self publish for the time being. My hope is I will be able to reach the audience that may enjoy this book. As I prepare for this effort I will need your help. I see MailChimp in my future which means developing verified mailing list so people can be kept up to date on all the publishing goings on. I have a laundry list of things to do from blogging to website redesign. The book is finished, edited and ready to go. It is now in the hands of those doing the layout and cover artwork for both a nice paperback version and an eBook version.

I’m hoping to get a fan base built for Robin. She is worth it. I’m not going to ask for financial help through a fund site, I’m going to foot the bill myself this time. I believe in this novel. There’s more to the story of this book than I have told you and maybe I will share as time goes on. I ask you to support this inaugural effort. I will need your help and for that help I promise you there will be another Robin Randle novel coming soon. She just keeps bugging me. Her next book is called, Legends of the End – A Robin Randle Story and I’m 49,000 words into the manuscript as of today. It is a completely different kind of tale but 100% a Robin Randle story. I haven’t written a one-sheet for it yet but I will soon so I can tease you. If I get the support I need to launch my first Robin Randle novel then we can have fun bringing the second novel to publication. Stay tuned.

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