I, Tom Robson, began to write creatively in my forties after I moved to Nova Scotia. Originally, my work was either with or for my elementary school students, or purely for the satisfaction that results from creating.
Though my students were primarily the target audience for much of my fiction, poetry, and plays, I also compiled reminiscences of my ancestry, my early life in England, and later, my life after becoming an immigrant in Canada.
WRITTEN WHILE I STILL REMEMBER is a history of the times, as well as a personal portrait composed during the last thirty years. The collection of sometimes true stories and poems coincided with a distancing from my children and grandchildren, most of whom had little perception of the people, places, and situations that had shaped me. This book is meant to right that wrong—to give life to their shadowy predecessor. Too often, individuals wait until it is too late to discover the facts behind the elders in their lives. Of course, facts can be embellished by the elderly’s tale-telling.
I hope my collection proves that tales from an ordinary life can be interesting to readers outside the family.
WRITTEN WHILE I STILL REMEMBER is available on Amazon and locally from me.
My second novel, published 2017, a fiction romance, is titled WAIT AND SEE.
Brad and Kate meet at Richardson’s Bar and soon escape from a venue not geared to their forty-plus years. He doesn’t know why he turned into that particular bar in the city he was visiting. She wishes she hadn’t let her girlfriends drag her into that bar after dinner on the town. Such a happenstance meeting should be over quickly and casually. What prolongs this togetherness? Neither stops to think of the implications, not just for them but for their families. As the momentum of the weekend propels them into romance that neither searched for, their lives and those of the people who surround them have to be evaluated. What needs to change? Is it fair Brad and Kate initiate such change? As much as a quick resolution would simplify matters, it can’t happen. Given time and change, it may be resolved. Brad and Kate and those connected to them, like you, the reader, will have to wait and see.
Buy this book to find out what happens!
Available on Amazon or locally from me.