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About Robyn

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My author journey has been littered with periods of great hurry … and many more periods of waiting.

I started writing when I was quite young. Perhaps I will share those stories with you at a future time. Writing has always been an outlet for the many stories and characters that run around my head. One of these stories, a short one about a zombie apocalypse, was published in PROBE 158 under my full name of Robyn Anakin Veary. I remain immensely proud of that story, but unfortunately, I lost momentum. It took almost four years for me to publish again.

My debut novel, When the Stars Dance, takes place in our world and in one of the worlds of the True Orders. The world of the Guides is filled with shadow and darkness, but their centre of operations is where the real magic happens. Guides exist to help us move from life to death, and it takes many Guides to make such an operation run smoothly. The only problem is that, when Cormac arrives, things don’t run smoothly anymore. 

About My Journey So Far

what can I tell you?

I love stories

My love of Star Wars was fated from my birth. That being said, I also love Star Trek, Marvel and DC comics and movies, everything by Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, and all manner of other directors, writers, and franchises. And with that all that, books are far better than all of those combined.

I grew up reading Roald Dahl, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffery, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling, Isaac Asimov, and many more! They inspired my imagination and fuelled my dreams of becoming an author myself.

I read mostly fantasy and science fiction, but I enjoyed Stephen King’s On Writing, Eric Clapton’s bio-book, and any fairy tale-type story books I could get my hands on, especially East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon by George Webbe Dasent, Jørgen Moe, and Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. It is possibly the most beautiful book and story that I have had the pleasure of reading.

What Else is There?

I love making things from other things

baking is such fun and so yummy

birding mean you always see something

helping things grow is so rewarding

And I also love coffee and tea, music and concerts, movies on a Friday night, gatherings with friends, dress up parties, playing with dogs, camping with friends and family, and much more!

and my deepest love of all  …

I love writing

I wrote my first story when I was ten years old. It centred around a dark knight, stood before the drawbridge of a castle, thunder rolling down the surrounding hills, lightning illuminating him, while worried sentries on the castle wall watch on. Unfortunately, that story has been lost in dozens of moves and probably shame. However, I still remember it so clearly. Since then, I have written many stories, and I have many more planned for the future.

I write mainly fantasy and science fiction, but I use these as themes and backdrops to stories about people. People have problems, no matter how perfect their lives appear. In When the Stars Dance, Book One of the True Order Series, Cormac is dead, but that’s not his biggest problem. The team in ‘After the World Went to Hell’, published in PROBE 158, is dragged into an uncleared building by their still traumatised newbie, but there are zombies everywhere! In unpublished The Boy at the Window, curiosity becomes a problem when it leads to intruding. And The War’s main character is not only in a war but is … spoilers! But you get the point. We all got problems, man! And that’s what I love writing about.

So, What Do I Have Planned?

The True Order Series

explores the worlds between worlds, with Cormac and others, to find out more about them, these strange beings who live and (probably) breathe just like us, who love and hurt just like we do, who have dangers and challenges to overcome like we all have.

An Arc Named Anion

is a project I began as an episodic tale, but I ended up taking the story down due to copyright issues. This tale follows the last remnants of the human race as they swim through space in arcs full of malfunctions, sabotage, mystery, and the true face of humankind.


is the magical world of many, many stories. I’ve already mentioned a few, such as The Untold Tales of Elissa, The Lost Saga of Ancient Adeline, and The Falsehoods of Unfortunate Benjamin, but there are way more. Now, I just need to make the time to write them for you.

The Unravelling of Valadysium

is my work-in-progress title for the collection of stories set in the jewel of paradise after the destruction of Old Earth. With fifteen planets, hundreds of moons, and thirteen empires, many problems abound in this interplanetary empire.

… and so many more!

When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.

George Orwell was a novelist, essayist, journalist, critic, and all-round wise man. He has inspired my journey, my writing, and my imagination!

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