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  I am available for presentations (the history of the crypto-jew and more) and book clubs. Please contact me at robin@robinmartinezrice.com for more information. … [Read More]



My new favorite word is “Theoretically.” (Just a note, I couldn’t spell it…had to look it up.) I use this word to escape obligation and responsibility. For example: Friend “Have you been writing a lot? Are you almost finished with another book?” My reply “Theoretically.” Translation: I have all my things out or maybe even […]

March Book Reviews

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. The story told in multiple time lines about a woman who was a seamstress for Buckingham palace and locked up in a mental hospital when she got pregnant from an affair with The Prince of Wales. Quilt tells her story. Clever author uses various point-of-views through taped interviews and […]

Surviving the Beta Read

You are there. With a flourish you type in that final period (or more likely correct that final spelling error). You have researched, revised, re-written and you are ready for someone to read your latest novel. This is called a “Beta Read.” Official definition according to Wikipedia (okay, not the go-to source, but this is […]

Robin’s February Book Reviews

  The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jacobs Stevenson. YA book. I bought this from the author quite some time ago. There was a book mark in it like I had started it. Now I remember why I put it down…a little too “cute” for me and some content glitches and inconsistencies (in one scene there […]

Small Town

The other day I went out and did my local errands. For those of you who don’t know me, I live in a small town. Twelve miles away there is a slightly bigger town, which is where one must go if there are “big” errands. But our little town has a post office, a hardware […]

Robin’s January Book Reviews

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh. Wow! I’ll tell you right up front, this book was a 4.8 star for me…I loved it. Couldn’t put it down. The writing is great, but in addition this is a topic I was pretty ignorant about..the uprising in Kenya in the 1950’s. Rachel, age eighteen, has just […]