Here’s the cover for Broken Helix, coming November 2020!
And with that, I release my third novel out into the wilderness to fend for itself. But I think it’ll be okay, because it has some especially tricky tricks up its sleeve. The Last Shadow features a grizzled detective, a nonverbal autistic girl with “special” talents, and a cult that seems oddly concerned with synchronized […]
Here’s the cover for The Last Shadow, coming October 2020!
I mean, the premise of my second book has always been a little bit out there, but now I’ve finally released the book out into the wild, which is exciting. By which I mean I’m relieved. Getting this thing out there has been a long journey, because I wanted to do everything right, including the […]
Think about your favorite writers—the ones you return to time and time again—and I’ll bet you can identify certain thematic predilections they have. They return to certain concepts, even in stories that are otherwise very different from each other. Because they can’t help themselves. I’m no different, though it’s taken hindsight to make my pet-themes […]
I completed my second novel in 2018. So…where is it? The answer to that question is here at last, and a big part of it has to do with its cover. I didn’t want to release the book until it was as fun to look at as it was (I hope) to read. So I’m […]
Names can do more than identify the players on your stage. They can express traits about each person, and their own poetic rhythm that makes them sing beyond their syllables.
By the way, I thought it might be useful to put up a new page dedicated to tracking my progress across all of my work, past, present, and future. So I’ve introduced the “Projects” page. If ever you’re wondering 1) what the hell is J.D. Robinson working on? And 2) What is the purpose of […]
I mean, a big part of the reason has to do with blogs: no one blogs anymore. Except sometimes. But I think the main reason I haven’t done a lot of writing about pandemic life is because, as Madge always said, you’re soaking in it. (And if that just dated me, then let me be […]
It’s probably not too early to announce that my short story, Fruiting, will appear in the February 2021 anthology Twilight Tales. Fruiting tells story about a young woman working to put the pieces together after an accident on the family farm has rendered her nearly immobile. The answers she finds spell drastic changes not just […]