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    ...Anyone ever read anything by this author?

    She's published three books in the last few years (the third of which was just recently released): Nightlife, Moonshine, and Madhouse.

    I just snagged the third one tonight and felt so excited that I figured I'd start my very first Whitechapel thread to spread her name around. ^_^

    She injects a lot of humor and wit into her characters, and the stories are kind of... noirish, but existing in a sort of gothic fantasy/horror version of New York City. Almost like the World of Darkness, but she takes great pleasure in changing things around and turning all the traditional takes on classic mythology on its head. Creating a new fantasy setting that'd be ripe for role-playing games, now that I think of it...

    Anyway, very talented writer, and I always seem to be the only person who's ever heard of her. Am I still alone in that...?
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008
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    Her name is Rob?
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    Yep! Full name Robyn, but the name on her books is Rob.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008
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    i tried googling her and had some difficulty. any links anywhere you know of?
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008
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    Awesome! See... I didn't even know that site existed. I was only aware of the LiveJournal.

    The third book is off to a good start. I love a writer who can pull you in with the first few sentences of their story. I haven't found many who can do that. Richard Matheson, Orson Scott Card, Brian Keene... that's it.

    (and Warren, of course, but I'm talking prose and I haven't read his novel yet)
    • CommentAuthorvg
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
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    Yeah, no one I know has heard of her either, except for me. I bought Moonshine a few months back on a whim, read Nightlife a little while later; wasn't particularly blown away by either, but they weren't bad books, and she's not a bad writer, by any means.

    Didn't know Madhouse was out, though. I'll have to pick that up.
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    @ vgill

    Yeah, they're not exactly fine literature. But as fun, fast reads that actually have a modicum of wit and intelligence to them, I think they're great.

    And, yay! I'm not alone!