2013 Independent Author of the Year, Rick Robinson, has thirty years experience in politics and law, including a stint on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director/Chief Counsel to then-Congressman Jim Bunning (R-KY). He has been active in all levels of politics, from advising candidates on the national level to walking door-to-door in city council races. He ran for the United States Congress in 1998.
Rick has authored or co-authored five award-winning political thrillers and an Amazon #1 top seller collection of political humor. His third novel, Manifest Destiny, was named Best Fiction at the Paris and New York Book Festivals. In 2010, Manifest Destiny was honored as the Independent Book of the Year and Writ of Mandamus was the Grand Prize Winner at the London Book Festival.
Rick's latest novel, Alligator Alley, leaves the thriller aspect behind. This contemporary fiction novel won the grand prize at the Great Southeast Book Festival in 2013. Rick's work telling singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.'s life story -- from Washing Cars to Hollywood Stars -- has been honored with a Mom's Choice Award and Next Gen Indie Winner.
All of Rick's books are regulars on Amazon's Top 100 Best Seller List and he has scored top 10s in five separate Amazon categories.
Robinson is a contributor for the Daily Caller, Rare - red is the center, Kentucky Forward, One New England, Northern Kentucky Magazine and the River City News.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Rick currently practices law in DC. Rick, and his wife Linda, live in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky with their three children, Josh, Zach and MacKenzie.