Fresh Lava – Early Poems

Synopsis:  Fresh Lava is a compendium of early poems written by Robin during his twenties to mid-thirties. These free verse poems reflect his journey and search for a new personal direction.  What emerges is a brave new voice unique in poetry. Subsequently these visions and vignettes  spurred him on into the writer he is today.




People of the Sky

Synopsis:  This sci-fi drama is set in the present with reflections that go back a generation and involves a few old friends whose lives are forever altered when a young man, Raymond Ackpey, disappeared almost thirty years before. The circumstances of his vanishing are both tragic and extraordinary, leading to hearsay of alien abduction. Two young women and best friends, Tommy and Pamela, who knew him intimately, never really come to terms over his ‘death’, but carried on with their lives in spite of what seemed to have been bequeathed with him through their separate and torrid affairs in their youth. At the same time, they pursued career and family life from their own unique vantages, with a remembrance of their lost friend as a kind of semi-mythological phantom. Then he returned – a super-hero who must remain anonymous…




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Apocalypta

Synopsis: Apocalypta is a novel set 400 years into the future about a utopian post-apocalyptic society that appears to be bent on repeating the self-destruction of its past. But, it’s so much more than that. It’s a visual, poetic, and vast epic full of history yet to happen. Many colorful characters such as Flower Child, Cephren, and Jimmy Pidgeon literally breathe with life, and guide one down the ages to come. Hanging in the balance is the self-determination of the human race pitted against the galactic community. Are we ready for integration? Take this journey and imagine seeing through the “eyes of God” with the use of a mysterious synaptic memory chip in which you can find out whatever you want to know… but, of course there are some who will KILL for it!




Shake-speare’s Oedipus

Synopsis: This is an action-drama and true story of Shake-speare that attempts to depose the Will of Stratford myth. It is based on true events before, during, and after Elizabethan England. It is also a story about the present day controversy, which is as much part of the story as a result of what happened in the past. One may wonder: why did this happen? How for over 400 years has humanity been duped?  Are we victims of Tudor and Stuart propaganda? But above all, who was this mysterious genius, Shake-speare? And furthermore, where are the original manuscripts? Surely, it’s one of the most profound mysteries that there has not been even a scrap of a single manuscript from the ‘soul of the age’?

The story begins when Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford is old and exiled to an island off the coast of England. Then we find ourselves in a Shakespeare tutorial in modern day Oxford, England. What unfolds is the realization of a scholar that the Will Shakespeare of Stratford (originally Will Shaxpere with short ‘a’ pronouciation – Shaxpere and Shakespeare was a purposeful ruse in similarity of names lost down the ages) was a hired dupe to fool posterity from the real identity of the author. As the story unfolds, a vast accumulation of evidence maintains that Edward de Vere had been the star playwright of the Royal Court of Elizabeth, and for a time as her paramour. He was a prodigal genius much beloved by Elizabeth until he impregnated one of her ladies-in-waiting. In a jealous rage, Elizabeth banished Oxford from court and her favour. Bereft of her protection, he was soon bankrupted from his prodigious productions, outcast and even despised by some of the aristocracy for his licentiousness and lampooning of their failings, but loved by the common people for his humour and charity.

But in the present day, a scholar, Marc, and his student girlfriend, Amanda, discovered that there had to be something far more threatening for Oxford’s obliteration in history, something political and having to do with the Tudor Succession itself. They befriended an old professor (discredited by the orthodox Shakespeare community) and former Intelligence Officer, who revealed to them that Oxford and Elizabeth had also produced a child, none other than the so-called ‘Fair Youth’ of the immortal sonnets. Known as Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton, the fair youth would grow up and challenge William Cecil, the aged queen’s minister and Oxford’s ex-father-in-law, and following him, Robert Cecil his ex-brother-in-law in rebellion with the Earl of Essex. Cecil was planning to end the Tudor dynasty by ratifying James VI, the King of Scotland, as the legal heir to the British throne. Marc enlists some of his well-connected friends to help uncover the mystery with the hard evidence that could uncover absolute proof of Oxford’s authorship, and toss the Stratford myth into the dustbin of history. But when the senior master, Dr. Church, of Marc’s Shakespeare program, and also the father of Marc’s ex-girlfriend, finds out about Marc’s ulterior motives in the curriculum, Marc is fired and dropped as a candidate for a PhD. With a definite religiosity, Church, and the establishment are vehemently against any tampering with the Stratford Shakespeare tradition in spite of the massive body of circumstantial evidence in support of Oxford.

In conclusion, the Tudor dynasty is ended when Elizabeth dies, and Oxford’s unparalleled canon of literature survived only to be subsumed under his pseudonym Shake-speare, a situation forced upon him to save the life of his son, thus ending the bid for the Tudor succession. To maintain the ruse, and vested interests of the new elite, ‘Shakespeare’ was represented by an almost illiterate malts dealer, and cagey opportunist, Will Shaxpere. The great works were published as the First Folio, financed by Oxford’s sons-in-law, the Lords Chamberlain (so-called incomparable brethren in the First Folio), Pembroke and Montgomery, and daughters. What happened to the original manuscripts, the one sure-fire proof of Oxford’s authorship? Here is the answer.




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A Fish Fell From the Sky

 Synopsis: A Fish Fell From the Sky – A short novel, or novella at 169 pages, A Fish Fell From the Sky reads a bit like a counter-culture fable but takes one on a unique life story. Dr. Aurora Trout, working in a Pakistani refugee camp is kidnapped by the Taliban. She tries to save the life of a woman, falsely accused of adultery, from being stoned to death. Then assaulted and stoned herself and presumed dead, Aurora is buried in a cheap coffin in the desert. Through the lens of her fading consciousness, the reader is then engaged upon a journey of her wayward life, born to mid teen-age parents, beginning on a farm in Ontario, then to California and to South Asia for numerous years, her story weaves like a fantasy in a hippie dream. Alerted, meanwhile, days before her demise, Aurora’s estranged, long divorced parents – a part Native American father, Joe, and now wealthy upper class mother, Stella , attempt to save her by his calling up an old friend from decades before in Afghanistan. Joe, with his friend, Pasha, now a warlord called Baba Ku, do their utmost to find out what happened to her. It is a race for time as the forces of good and evil play out across their lives from past and present. A helping hand from various iconic spiritual messengers try to influence Aurora’s avowed atheism, including a fourteen year old boy, Johnny Dog, her father’s best friend from youth, who had died tragically.




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