Rick Robinson has been wrestling alligators, at least figuratively, for 30 years.
Though he had already published four successful novels and a book of political humor, it was the story of one man’s journey along the Everglades’ Alligator Alley in search of family memories that Robinson struggled to write for more than three decades.
“This story has been in the back of my head for 30 years,” said Robinson. “My first memory of wanting to write ever was that someday I wanted to write the great American coming-of-age novel.”
That realization came after meeting Kentucky author Jesse Stuart as a teen. While he went on to become an attorney and later a partner with Graydon Head and Ritchey in Fort Mitchell, the desire to write never left him. In 2007, he published his first political thriller, “The Maximum Contribution.”
The book was named a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Books Awards in the genre of political fiction. Three other thrillers, each featuring the fictional Kentucky Congressman Richard Thompson, have followed along with “Strange Bedfellow,” a book of political rants. Still, Robinson felt drawn to tell a different kind of story.
“With ‘Alligator Alley,’ Robinson breaks new ground and shows his continued growth as a storyteller. This time he leaves the cloak and dagger in the closet and crafts an intimate and personal story filled with agony and angst and humor,” said author Rod Pennington.
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EYES IN Magazine has already featured this innovative creator in the past, see the article about his book "Manifest Destiny" here.
Source: Juli Hale of Kentucky Enquirer