July 31, 2020 - Coming soon, a condensed and reissued edition of The Appalachian: A Novel!
July 31, 2020 - Timewall Speaks: A Novel is now available everywhere and on Kindle!
July 17, 2020 - Timewall Speaks: A Novel, coming to your favorite bookseller August 2020
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
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The world of the rural poor is not a pretty place.
In a sun-baked southern town near the famous Appalachian Trail, the industrious past of railroads and mills has followed an all-too-familiar descent into poverty and neglect.
Born and raised in drug-addled poverty by his fiery mother Blaize, young ex-con Timewall Speaks dreams of nothing more than to be left alone to make his own choices. Caught up in local corruption, confined by a self-perpetuating system of incarceration, and plagued by his younger sister’s murder, Timewall reluctantly becomes the focus of a movement toward freedom and justice, narrowing his choices to just two: assume the dangerous responsibility of leadership, or take the safer path and go it alone.
His decision will require inner strength and determination, and call upon talents repressed by circumstances, revealing the potential of those who have been overlooked by prosperity.