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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 Competition.

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. Robbi’s genre 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. When 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.

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