December 6, 2019 - More Notes from the Field: Southbound on the Appalachian Trail and Other Journeys is now available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and bookstores everywhere!
February 1, 2019 - Robinson will be signing books at Smith County Heritage Museum, Carthage TN from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to aid the museum.
September 29, 2018 - Robinson has completed his third Appalachian Trail thru-hike!
May 16, 2018 - Robinson's third Appalachian Trail thru-hike has begun. Find his Field Notes under The Travels tab.
April 20, 2018 - The Latter Half of Inglorious Years is now available from Amazon and bookstores!
March 2, 2018 - The Latter Half of Inglorious Years is finished and has gone to the editor! Look for publication soon!
January 2018 - The Appalachian, Notes from the Field, and Life in Continuum are now available from Ingram, std discounts, rtnble
April 2017 - Returned from Nevis with 15 chapters, new friends, low blood pressure, and a good tan. May I go back now?
November 2016 - Fled to Nevis in the Caribbean
October 31, 2016 - Are there any reading groups out there? Fiction? Science-Fiction? Travel? I will provide up to 10 copies of The Appalachian, Life in Continuum, or Notes from the Field to the first reading group of each genre to get in touch, in exchange for reviews on Amazon.
October 6, 2016 - A second edition of Notes from the Field, with improved maps and updated cover art, is now available.
June 24, 2016 - Field Notes have begun. See Travels page.
June 2016 - Robinson departs for France at the end of this month for a re-hike of the Alps and a reconnection with Hannibal.
May 19, 2016 - Notes from the Field is live on Amazon.com!
April 2016 - Work on Notes from the Field is complete. Look for it in bookstores or on Amazon soon.
Jan 2016 - Robinson is at work on his next book, Notes From the Field: A diary of Journeys Near and Far.
Dec 2015 - The Appalachian has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2015!
Copyright 2019 by Kirk Ward Robinson
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, my heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; a-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, my heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.
Kirk Ward Robinson was born and raised in south Texas, and has since lived in every continental American time zone. He is an inveterate hiker and cyclist who prefers to travel and explore the world that way. His wide-ranging career has included roles as a chief operating officer, bookstore manager, stagehand, bicycle mechanic, and executive director of an educational non-profit organization in cooperation with the National Park Service. Robinson has been twice named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: in 2012 for Life in Continuum, and in 2015 for The Appalachian. He earned five stars from Clarion Reviews for his novel The Latter Half of Inglorious Years.
These days he maintains a small ancestral farm in the hills of Tennessee.