Writing group anthology to which I contributed and edited. Available in multiple formats at Amazon. 7 writers from Off the Page Writers Group compiled their second anthology, exploring the theme "when one door closes, another one opens" with stories of mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and comedy: how far a scorned woman will go, what happens to a selfish man, how punishment shapes a child, what it’s like to live for hundreds of years, how paint shows a woman’s growth, why meddling in others’ lives is sometimes a good thing, and why you should always appreciate the help of others.
A Christmas romance available in multiple formats at Amazon (including ebook)
Sometimes it’s not about falling in love. Sometimes it's about making love work.From the time they met at the holiday parade, Bret knew that Christmas was Molly’s superpower. She knew how to create and spread Christmas magic like no one he’d ever seen. So when she proposes they start Christmas House, a half-year-long annual celebration of food, decorations, and special gifts associated with the holiday, Bret agrees to give it a try. But when it interferes with starting a family and Christmas ...
Mainstream novel available on Amazon in multiple formats, including ebook.
Wilson Parker has a reputation at Bedlowe Developers. He's Aaron Bedlowe's right-hand man for property acquisition. And Aaron wants property. His financial empire rests on his planned communities, and it's time to place a jewel in the crown of his most recent venture. Aaron's next target is Remainder, Tennessee, a rural community south of Nashville. And he's charged Wilson Parker with the task of getting the land he needs.
Fiction anthology to which I contributed as well as edited. Multiple formats appear at Amazon. 9 members of Off the Page writing group created a world together and each contributed stories placed in that world.
Welcome to Kyleighburn, North Carolina, (pop. 3,000). A labyrinthine cavern has suddenly opened up beneath this sleepy little hamlet and what it reveals to the startled residents will affect the town and its residents forever. The huge complex is filled with glowing flowers and vines tended by a swarm of over-large bees. Where did this come from and who will it affect?
This is the 3rd book in series and appears at Amazon in multiple formats, including ebook.
It’s no big deal for Dorsey Wegman to agree to fetch one of Mackenzie Wilder’s
new boats. She takes on lots of small jobs for her friends, especially if they can
pay well like the Doc. But this one has gone loopy.
The boat that was supposed to be ready for the water, isn’t.
This project is the 2nd in series and appears in multiple formats at Amazon, including ebook.
When Jason Fields and Mackenzie Wilder discover the dead body of the man responsible for Jason no longer writing country music lying in a conference room at his Research and Design facility, they know they didn’t have anything to do with it. But Jason’s past involvement with this particular country music family leads authorities to think otherwise .It takes Mackenzie Wilder’s faith in her friend and the staunch support of the dead man’s sister to uncover “what Tyler did to get hisself killed .”
3 ratings This project is a mystery novel, first in a series, that appears in several formats on Amazon, including ebook.
When Mackenzie Russell Wilder returns home to take over Dr. Kesselman’s practice, she expects to spend her time treating patients and relaxing on the Hudson River in her classic Chris Craft runabout. Skeletons uncovered on the family farm dictate otherwise. Residents of Kings Hill and New York State Troopers think her father had something to do with those skeletons. As bad as her renegade father was, Mackenzie never thought he’d kill anyone. Now she’s not so sure.
Another issue of ARRAY Magazine in which I have multiple articles - a profile of a multi-talented colleague (pg 18) and a story on a group of high school culinary students who took the prize in Habitat for Humanities gingerbread house competition (p.42)
I am also the subject of an Author Spotlight article in this issue (p. 20)
by Robin Minnick
Children are small. To them, the
world can look like a sea of legs held together
by belts and waistbands, with disembodied
voices telling them what to do.
When the voices turn angry and the belted
legs chase, the whole world becomes a sea of
danger to be navigated with desperate care.
If bad things happen, it seems like there’s
no one to trust, no safe harbor. The Child
Advocacy Center (CAC) is that safe harbor.
CAC’s stated mission is to “provide a safe
and child friendly center that supports the
prevention, investigation and prosecution
of child abuse” with the help and support of
by Robin Minnick
The lobby of the squat brick building is
sparse and oddly free of dance-bag clutter. Trophies,
one nearly six feet tall, cluster in a corner like a
grove of metal trees. On entering, visitors see a large
classroom to the left, another across the lobby, and
a third in back. Dance tees on display with a knot
of women surrounding a central counter. One is a
petite blonde-haired woman with bright eyes and a
sweet smile and a dream five times bigger than she
is. Victoria Armstrong, is the Owner/Artistic Director
of Elite Dance Center near the corner of Legion
and Black-and-Decker Roads.
It’s a cliché: little girls dreaming of being ballerinas.
However, some girls - like Victoria - dream
of teaching dance and owning their own studios.
by Robin Minnick
To manager Travis Lynde, it’s the “Cheers”
of oyster bars. To Tommy and Kari Cataldo of St.
Clair, Michigan, it’s “on their must-eat-at list.” A pair
of regulars retired from the military deem it “way
better than [another oyster establishment].” There’s
good reason for the high opinions of Full Moon
Oyster Bar on Brucewood Road in Southern Pines.
Step inside and be welcomed by the shuckers,
your wait staff. Music resounds
by Robin Minnick
This time of year in 1843, Charles
Dickens could be found standing before a
mirror, face suitably drawn, brow furrowed.
His voice is deliberately high-pitched, re-arranging
words of dialogue. He repeats them
several times with different inflections, scribbling
a change - the actor’s interpretation informing
the writer’s words.
Descendant Gerald Dickens relates
how his great-great-grandfather developed
Carolina Country - LED or Not?
Anyone who puts up decorative lights knows how expensive it can get. For many of us that means turning to LED lights that can use 80 to 90 percent less electricity. But the question is, how good are they? Some North Carolina enterprises are finding out.