Robin Trent lives in Ohio with her husband Tommy, who is a chef. Together they own a restaurant and her husband makes the best cheesecakes. They have three cats and a three acre property out in the country, where they can enjoy each other and a great glass of Italian wine.
My name is Robin Trent and I am an author.
All my life I have imagined people and characters and different scenes and had story ideas. I am so glad that I am finally writing and able to put my stories out there for people to read. I grew up a voracious reader, whether it was Lord of the Rings, or Kurt Vonnegut (I read almost all of his books), The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart or The Mists of Avalon. I’ve always been fascinated by the Fantasy genre. Whether it’s witches, or faeries, or vampires, I’m all in. (I am a huge Anne Rice fan). Today I read Charles de Lint, Shayne Silvers and Jim Butcher.
I love stories. I always have. Whether getting lost in a book or watching movies old and new, I love being transported to somewhere else for a time. It’s the perfect way to take a break from the everyday world, if only for a little while. I have written most of my life and have kept a tickler file of story ideas that mostly just remained ideas. I told myself it was better to realistic and so became a software developer, and for 30 years of my life I have worked and written in a different sort of language, programming language.
It was my husband who finally convinced me to take those ideas and start turning them into actual stories. So, being the computer nerd that I am, I bought a copy of Scrivener. It is definitely my writing tool of choice. I love the way I can organize my thoughts with it. It just works for me.
I didn’t quit the day job. I write in my off hours or at lunch. I also use Evernote, a tool I can’t live without. Regardless of what electronic device I have with me be it phone, tablet or laptop, I can still write. So now I make notes when something hits me and I develop ideas often on the fly.
I have an abundance of stories and will be filling these pages with references to them as I get them published. I’ve read the pros and cons of both traditional publishing vs self-publishing. I decided to go the self-publishing route. Only time will tell if that was a mistake or the best choice. I write because I love it. I just wanted my stories to get out there. And I am excited to see where this journey will take me.
Now I am a writer and I write the books I myself would like to read. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.