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All About Jo Robertson

Like many writers, I penned my first story at a young age. However, a family and a teaching career put my writing dreams on hold until my Advanced Placement seniors conned me into writing my first complete manuscript. That story, which subsequently won RWA's Golden Heart Award in 2006, was THE WATCHER.

From the moment I put my fingers to the keyboard, the
barrier between my brain and the paper lifted, the story flew from my mind, and I fell in love with everything about the process of writing.

Raised as an Army brat, I lived in Germany as a child, Northern Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Idaho, and Utah before finally settling in Northern California. Whenever I visit my sister in Virginia or my brothers in North Carolina and Florida, upon returning home I remember again why I love Northern California, home of the ancient redwoods, the fecund forests and the rugged Pacific coastline.


Perception and Reality

When I was a younger teacher in my early forties, our English Department Coordinator died suddenly of a stroke.  She was fifty years old.  Lori was a formidable woman, both loved and revered on campus, but also feared. She was the final authority on all things pertaining to the English language – curriculum and text books, reading lists and grammar construction.  We all stood a bit in awe of her. About a decade later, when I was appointed Department Coordinator of the same group of English teachers, I remembered Lori and how stolid and authoritative she had been. She was
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Winner for “The Avenger” Booty!

Congratulations to ALYN   for winning the audible download of “The Avenger,” accompanied by the ebook of the same title. Please send your email addy to email hidden; JavaScript is required and I’ll toss your prizes into the stratosphere.  Thanks for playing with us at The Romance Bandits!


Summer Selections

When I was a kid, summer was my favorite time of the year, outshining even Christmas!  What was not to love? Hot summer days playing cops and robbers with my little brother.  Long hours planning how to torment my older sister.  Glass after glass of iced tea with lemon slices that really did make me feel like falling backwards into a swimming pool – if we’d had one.  And, of course, no inkling of school until after Labor Day. I thought it’d be fun to talk about our summer selections, so here goes — what are your choices? A.  
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