Award winner and multi-published author Robbi Perna started penning romantic
fiction as a respite from her career as a military analyst specializing in
strategic communications. Two of her books have won the Florida Writers Association’s coveted Royal Palm Literary Award
Competition for short fiction.
Robbi grew up in a strong Italian-American family background
in Colorado where she spent the first half of her life. She later relocated to
northern Virginia where she built a successful career as a defense consultant. As the only girl, she gained unique insights
on the Italian male psyche over the years. Her stories often reflect her
heritage and the traits many Italian men and women exhibit, a facet of her
stories that appeals to readers. In a recent review, one reader remarked, “I enjoyed how she developed the characters while introducing
interesting information about Italy.”
Robbi brings a
diverse perspective to her stories. Her degrees in the Art History of Augustan
Rome and a professional background in business, strategic planning and communications,
and military analysis provide a wealth of inspiration and bring her writing
full circle. At a recent reunion, a classmate approached her and remarked, "I remember two things about you. You
always wanted horses and you were always writing stories." Robbi
happily confirmed she had owned Arabian horses for a number of years before
moving from Colorado and she still wrote stories.
fiction encompasses romance, the paranormal, history, adventure, and women’s
literature. She is the author of thirty-one published credits that include
novels, short stories, articles, essays, and editorials.
not hard at work developing plots and writing her stories, Robbi speaks to
groups about the writing skills a successful author must develop. She presented a guest lecture to an English as Second
Language class at a Maryland college about the importance reading plays in the
development of English speaking and writing skills. Robbi lives in the wine country of northern Virginia. Robbi’s goal is to live up to
one reviewer’s comments, “When you find a
writer who can tell a wonderful story that captures your heart and can tell it
superbly, well you simply have a great find. Robbi Perna's stories fit the bill
to a T!”
Contact Robbi through this website or by E-mail, Robbis_Stories@RobbiPerna.net.
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