More About the Author
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, award winning author, Terry Robertson was first published at the age of 19 in audio form by the prestigious Library of Congress. He is the author of the novel "Fill My Eyes", which garnered him tremendous critical recognition, as well as his original book of verse published for the first time in book form, the critically successful "Broken Windows, Reflections of a Fool". Mr. Robertson is quoted as stating "I am a regional writer with a social message, following in the tremendously large footsteps of Steinbeck. All my novels are set in my hometown reflecting the past. I have not been back to Salt Lake in 20 years, and the wild growth and change has prohibited me writing in the present day.
I strongly adhere to my own adage 'If you have to pay to get published, break your pen. Writing is a God given talent that is finely honed through practice or taking courses in certain weak areas. Never allow an instructor to tell you how to write. Classes are great for learning fundamental principles of the craft only. I have never personally taken any writing lessons or classes. I learned the hard way through years of struggle and hard work."
Terry Robertson dropped his middle initial in his books, but utilizes it on sites such as Amazon for clarity, and is also a top reviewer for Amazon, as well as EBay (using the pseudonym "susanfan"), along with other internet sites.
His second novel, "Heart of a Hobo" is set during "The Great Depression", reflecting frightening similarities in today's societies. The author loves crawling into a child's mind and creating books featuring our future leaders, our young people.
The author enjoys lively conversation about writing and his other loves: music, books, and movies. His work has run from easy to read to deep--filled with long complex sentences, and always a large dose of "sharp, biting wit".
A current resident of Asheville, NC, the author's goal is to return to his native Utah roots. He enjoys hearing from fellow writers and readers. The author is a renowned "introvert", yet paradoxically is a "people person" who loves making new acquaintances and friends.
The author was born bilingual and loves languages and is fluent in German and Spanish, French and continues to learn other tongues. He is a life-long record collector and personal historian on singing icon CONNIE FRANCIS. He loves trivia, and has been quoted: "Hang around me long enough and you'll learn all kinds of worthless information."