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February 1, 2021

Twilight Tales will feature my creepy sci-fi story, “Fruiting” (and 30 other tales). If you like the classic Twilight Zone, check it out!

December 1, 2020

Songs From the Void is now officially a thing, and it’s a departure from the twisty sci-fi stories I’ve been exploring lately. Two twins, one lie, and a story within a story.

November 1, 2020

My fourth novel is officially released, and it feels good to return to the high sci-fi mystery territory I first explored with On the Loop. If you enjoyed that novel’s twists and turns, I’m sure Broken Helix will be right up your alley.

October 17, 2020

Here’s the cover for Broken Helix, coming November 2020!

Earlier posts

September 6, 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 […]

August 20, 2020

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 […]

August 18, 2020

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 […]

July 3, 2020

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.

May 21, 2020

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 […]

May 21, 2020

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 […]