"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
Sam Keen: American Author
This is great! I did quite like the first book but this one really blew me away! To my mind this is the best book written by Robert that I have read so far. Mrs J on "Orinoco II"
"One of the best things I've read recently (and I've read some good stuff - Susan Hill, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, etc.). I got through it in 2.5 days, as it was so good I couldn't stop reading." Dai Cooper on "Strangers with the Eyes of Men"
"Gothic adventures, a hint of magic and a dollop of mayhem. Ankerita is a powerful character, out of time and place, nothing seems impossible from her." Norman Morrow on "Requiem for the Forgotten Path"
"Full of vivid word pictures and I was particularly drawn in by the concise, matter-of-fact style." Mary Ann on "Requiem for the Forgotten Path"
"A warm and humorous portrayal of a lovely and still relatively unspoilt part of the world, with good descriptions of some of the sights that can be seen, including one or two I have yet to see myself." Caroline Attwood on "North Cyprus - One Man in a Bus"
"An enjoyable sequel to Starfire Flight; reminds me of a mix between Swallows and Amazons and Enid Blyton's Famous Five as the children set off on another exciting adventure on the water." Kevin Chilvers on "Orinoco II"
"I fell off my seat while reading this hilariously funny book. Having worked for a huge corporation, I could relate to everything the author described..." Julie on "The Fifth Correction"
"The sarcastic English humor is really funny and intelligent. Also, the book is full of info which one should definitely follow when visiting the area." Camilla on "Sicily, One Man in a Bus"
A fine read for youngsters from the age of seven up and teaches many wholesome lessons parents will appreciate. It would be a great story for parents to read along with their children as well." Cailin on "Starfire Flight"
Ankerita has so many plot twists it leaves you breathless to the hilt. The author captures the atmosphere, crafting her adventures along with thought provoking attitude, until the end... It really leaves you wanting more." Philip on "Ankerita"
" Let's put it this way - if ever I have another son I will name him 'Dan' in honor of this work." Darius Stransky on "The Legend of Dan"
"A brilliantly developed adventure liberally spiced with wit, sarcasm and running gags that sneak up behind you and kick you unexpectedly in the funny-bone." Dai Cooper on "The Fifth Correction"
A very funny uncomplicated read with universal appeal unless of course you live in a secluded haven for the under 25s J Febry on "Everyone's Guide to Not being an Old Person"
"An enjoyable sequel to Starflight in this story that reminds me of a mix between Swallows and Amazons and Enid Blyton's Famous Five." Kevin Chilvers on "Orinoco II"
"This is a hilarious satirical observation of the 'older person' (OP)... The tongue-in-cheek humour is just brilliant, provoking side splitting laughter" Suzy Cue on "Everyone's Guide..."
"Welcoming the Apocalypse ...now positively teeming with Atlanteans, arthropods and an evil genius for whom destroying just one paltry universe is simply not enough." JayG on "Third Universe"
"It's all an excuse to satirise a modern business culture that's obsessed with outsourcing and executive bonuses, but the tale is all the better for it. It makes it both relevant and fun." EC T on "Fourth Universe"
"Full of useful information and useless information written in an engaging and humorous style. Recommend if you are travelling to Sicily" Ernie on "Sicily, One Man in a Bus"
"Unputdownable - I love mystery. Love the fast moving paces. Thoroughly enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. Look forward to more like this." Ta on "Ankerita"
"A book that's difficult to put down. A delightful tale and wonderfully descriptive. Warmed to the characters instantly and pictured it all in my mind as I read. Well recommended , you will not be disappointed." Mrs A Williams on "Starfire Flight"
"Writer does not disappoint in this short story, full of mystery and intrigue. Beautiful countryside, hot air and ancient ruins provide a perfect spot for mystery and confusions and love." Linagot on "Sagmarion"
"I love children's books, probably because I've never really grown up - well, why should we? - and I think this is a great story for children, it will capture their imagination." Mrs J Ford on "Stefan and the Sand-Witch"
"Imagine a terrible laboratory accident that fused together the DNA of Terry Pratchett and Tom Sharpe, and then mixed in a few stray cells from Russ Meyer just for good measure." Jay G on "The Legend of Dan"
first book in the newly named Dan Provocation series) has been republished with all the italics
removed, based on an increasing trend for editors to reject works with them in. Where
absolutely necessary I've replaced italics with 'quotes'. As part of the process, I've been through updating the whole story, and added
my own illustrations.
If you already have the book (bless you), you can get the updates for free on your reader and if you have bought the paperback, you can get the electronic version also for free, under the 'Matchbook' programme from the US site.
I have received a new set of illustrations for Third Universe from the talented Simon Walpole and have added these as well as some of my usual pen and ink montages.
Work on the fifth book in the Dan series is progressing. The main story has been mapped out and to date some 80,000 words have been completed.
More about the Legend of Dan
North Cyprus, One Man in a Bus
has been published
with monochrome pictures - don't fret, there is a link which will take you to the full colour version of the pictures
on this web site. The big advantage is that it
half the price of the colour version
- find it here!
50% of the royalties from all the North Cyprus books are being donated to Kyrenia Animal Rescue. Nearly £100 was raised last year, so please keep buying if you haven't got a copy already.
More about North Cyprus
The third of the Gothic Ankerita series,
Strangers with the
Eyes of Men is now available. The lovely Ankerita once again comes up against supernatural forces and their sinister schemes.
Wonder what happened in the EU Referendum? It will all make sense once you've read this.
More about Strangers
Many of us have a great story inside, but how do we go about sharing it in a form that won't put our readers to sleep?
If you are an unrecognised, unconventional or unpublished writer, the Inca Project will help you get your book into print, at no cost other than your time and dedication. The Incas are here to show you how. The Project is growing at a steady pace and now has more than 50 members dedicated to independent writing and helping each other out.
Go to the Inca Project site
Robert is actively reviewing, editing and proofing new works for members of the Inca Project.
If you would like assistance in English, punctuation and book formatting, please contact Robert. Help can be provided face to face or via video. Depending on the complexity of your requirements, there may be a charge for this service.
Robert is a regular contributor to the Chartered Management Institute, and has been cited for contributions to the Management Book of the Year reviews.
He is also happy to read and constructively comment on completed works submitted through this or the Inca site.
The latest review is now on the site.
Curation by Michael Bhaskar details many examples of how we are swamped by information in the advanced world, and provides coping strategies. Awareness is most of the battle, and Michael shows how 'more is less' is a great way to deal with it.
Read the Management Book Reviews
On the Inca site there are updates about how tax is levied on self-published authors.
You may taxed by the IRS, the efficient and engaging taxation service in the USA. If you are not a US resident, this could be wrong, and you need to read up on how to contact them and start the process for rebates. It will take some time, but once a decision has been reached, the IRS pays interest on the amount they owe you up until the issue of the refund.
Details of Tax strategies on the Inca site