David Robbins spent two years working on his forthcoming novel, The Devil’s Waters. The Sandston native traveled the world on military vessels and freighters to research the modern-day espionage adventure involving an elite team of rescuers, Somali pirates and a ship full of valuable U.S. contraband.But his book’s most interesting clashes may be occurring off the page. “Battle lines are being drawn,”Robbins sighs, echoing a Stephen Stills lyric.
After publishing his first nine books with traditional publishers such as Random House, the co-founder of the James River Writers group will be releasing his 10th in November through a newly formed imprint called Thomas & Mercer, which is owned by leading e-retailer Amazon.com.
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I'm all over Rich Mag this month. In addition to the David Robbins article, I also wrote a large piece on Virginia's single-sex colleges for the magazine's College Guide... and Chris Dovi and I got a nice shoutout from Kate Andrews about the new Open Source RVA radio show on WRIR. Thanks Kate!