Stories That Sweep You Away
Award winning multi-published author and playwright Robbi Perna started penning 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
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. 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’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!”
Robbi's books available in EBook and Print on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play/Books, and Books A Million include: My Heart Still Surrenders, The Roman Phalera, Bright Angels Descending, Where the Lion Dwells, Robes of Destiny, Triumph Without Glory, A Season for Masquerade, and Lighthearted Tales for Serious Grownups. The individual stories in Bright Angels Descending (A Love Like No Other, Once A Soldier, and All the Days of Forever) and A Season for Masquerade (What Hides Behind the Mask, A Sign from Heaven Sent, and A World Made New) are also available as separate novellas in electronic format only.
Contact Robbi at Robbis_Stories@robbiperna.net.
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