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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!

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The Latter Half of Inglorious Years: A Novel

The Latter Half of Inglorious Years

A Novel

A Highland Edition (284 pp.)

$15.99, paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9996042-3-6, April 19, 2018

An untimely death and a mysterious manuscript propel an under-motivated 37-year-old blogger beyond his personal and creative boundaries in a journey that threatens to expose literary secrets as bleak as they are beautiful.

 

Joplin Dean doesn’t ask much of life. He subsists on income from a mediocre blog while his assertive girlfriend pursues goals that might just leave him behind. His placid existence is upended when a family tragedy reunites him with his estranged younger sister, whose carefree dynamism forces him to question his own sense of self. When Joplin discovers a manuscript left behind by his father, a failed author, both he and his sister are thrust into existential crises. Following divergent paths, they navigate the very nature of creativity and obsession as they are led inexorably toward the identity of their father’s mysterious literary ingénue, Clarissa.

 

Exactly who is she? And do they really want to know?