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Lydias Literary Lowdown with Lydia Aswolf

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I'm so looking forward to talking with author Robbie Cox about his book Reaping the Harvest!

Robbie Cox started writing in high school as a way of escaping the lessons his teachers tried to cram into his head.  With the aid of two very determined Literature teachers, he was given the push he needed as well as the guidance to win the Florida Pride Award for both short stories and poetry by his senior year and also helped create the school’s literary magazine, Spindrift.  However, it was five years later before he made his first sale, an essay on prayer, to Decision Magazine.

With that milestone, Robbie turned his attention to freelance writing in between his daily jobs and the raising of three boys.  While not always able to focus on it as he would have liked, he was able to stay active with his writing and has been published in parenting, religious, retirement, and ghost story magazines.  He had also written a Christmas play for local churches and was at one time a contributor to the Good Shephard Ministries Newsletter.  Still, he kept working on his novel and short stories.

In September of 2010, he decided to stop dabbling with his writing and began to take it seriously.   With the help of three ladies, whom he affectionately refers to as the girls or his editors-in-residence, he launched his blog, The Mess that Is Me.

Living along the Space Coast beaches of Florida with the girls, his 21 year old son, Zac, an 8-year old that demands quite a bit of attention, and two cats, his home is a revolving door of family, friends, and adventures to keep the imagination - and gossip mill- churning.  In 2012, he published his free short story, Circle of Justice, on Smashwords, which has received great reviews, and in February of this year, Robbie published his first novella, Reaping the Harvest, also on Smashwords.

 

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