Traci Robison

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Author of Historic Dark Fantasy

The Keep by F. Paul Wilson

High up in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, German soldiers stationed in an ancient castle are being killed off one at a time. The soldiers' mangled bodies are found drained of blood. When even Hilter's elite SS death squad is unable to stop the chaos,...

The Invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar

In 54 B.C. Julius Caesar wrote an account of leading a force of 20,000 soldiers and 2,000 cavalry to the coast of Britain with the use of 800 ships. According to archaeologist Andrew Fitzpatrick, "The presence of cliffs, the existence of a large open bay,...

Stay Motivated as a Writer

Have you ever read something and thought to yourself "I could have written that better?" Of course you have . . . you've got a great talent that's ready to be shared with the world! All you have to do is consistently tap that talent and write your novel....

Introducing Leoric

Photo by Mohamed Nohassi Too long I sat and spoke with him, but his face in the firelight, the purr of his voice, his laugh--his attention all on me--drew me and held me. He stayed up with me until daybreak, hours after the last thunder had blown beyond...

Interview with Celine Boivin

Joining Jots Beyond the Margin today is a very special guest, Celine Boivin. From Provence, France, Celine has honed her talents as an amazing digital photo manipulation artist. When I first came across her work at DeviantArt, I lost track of time, looking...

A Ghost Ship You’ll Want to Ride

Sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace, it's so much fun to tell a good ghost story. What could be more fun than the legend of El Caleuche? El Caleuche is a ghost ship that appears near the island of Chiloé every night. Chiloé lies just off the coast of Chile. Onboard...

Way Better Than Twitter

Just think of it as if your reading a really LONG text message If you think you can just maybe bear to read something longer than 140 characters, you'll love Tales of Malstria by Traci Robison. A Part Of The Funny Friday Series Share Your Thoughts...

5 Best Horror Movies

Female directors in Hollywood continue to be a rarity overall, although this has been slowly improving over recent years with box office hits such as Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay. Such pioneering woman are a breath of...

Mysteries of the Rosetta Stone

Image courtesy of Hans Hillewaert Most people know of the Rosetta Stone, but may not know why one of the most important archaeological finds in human history was constructed. During the reign of Alexander the Great, he marched his armies into Egypt...

Top 10 Ways to Find Inspiration

If you're a writer, then you know better than anyone that inspiration can be a fickle thing to pin down. It's nothing to be ashamed of for sure . . . sometimes it eludes the best of us in the corner of our minds. Like you, I've struggled from time to time with...

The Horror of Sleep Paralysis

Nose to nose Death bent over me, the sharpness of his features showing bone beneath his skin as clearly as if that skin had been transparent. Too wide open, his eyes rolled in their sockets--whites glowing, pupils broad and black, as he examined me up and...

New Dark Fantasy Author Website

I'm so very excited to welcome all of you to the new TraciRobison.com website. This site has been a long time in the making, so please have a look around. There's quite a lot of substance here for you to enjoy. From book descriptions and excerpts, to...

Interview with Maria Marquis

Maria Marquis is a theatre and voice actor working in San Francisco. She earned her BA in Theatre Performance and Anthropology at Lawrence University and has worked with various companies including: Dragon Productions, City Lights Theatre Company, The Pear Avenue...

Autumn Update

Wow! It's November. Already? That's just not possible. I remember last January, but spring and summer are a blur. Folks say time flies when you're having fun, so I might take this as a good sign. Or, maybe I need a new saying like, "Time flies when you're working hard...

9 Books to Terrify You

  At last, it's October--my favorite time of year. Crisp colorful leaves, golden light, sweater weather, and the scent of warm cider. What's not to love? One of my favorite ways to enjoy an October afternoon is reading a creepy book. I'm always looking for...

Listen to a Free Short Story

Let me read you a story. A story of summer as I remember it. A story about possibilities, compromises, and growing up. To hear the whole broadcast and more from Nebraska writers, visit the Platte River Sampler on KZUM. Share Your...

Nebraska Book Festival

 Join me and fellow Nebraska authors on April 25 for the Nebraska Book Festival at the University of Nebraska Omaha Weitz Community Engagement Center. Free and open to everyone, the festival provides workshops and readings and the chance to talk with a few of...

Bonus Content for Tangled

Whew! It's been a busy couple weeks. In the process of working 12+ hour days--drawn in so deep I sometimes forget to eat--I've rediscovered my passion. The harder I work, the happier I am. One immediate result of that work: Tangled is now available on Smashwords. The...

Have You Been Sleeping Well?

You have? Well, I can fix that. If you've been waiting to buy The Taking or Tangled, your patience has paid off. Right now both Tales of Malstria books are on sale for only 99 cents in the US and 0.99 at Amazon UK. Not sure whether to give them a try? Here's what...

What’s Sambocade, Anyway?

  Since readers have asked me about food, clothing, and places mentioned in my books, I thought it would be fun to share sources of inspiration and research from time to time. Today, I'm starting with food. I come from a family of big-eaters. If we had a family crest,...

Happy New Year

It's the last day of 2014, and tomorrow I'm kicking off the new year with something I never imagined doing--a radio broadcast. My short story "The Screenhouse" is one of the works featured on the New Year's Day episode of The Platte River Sampler. Listen live...


 

Dark Historic Fantasy Author Traci Robison

Thank you so much for visiting Jots Beyond the Margin!

I hope that you found something to gnaw on for a while – something that sparked your imagination or curiosity.

Come again soon,

Traci Robison

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