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Author of fantasy novels


Background Information

I live in the UK, in the Midlands. I've been a schoolteacher, college lecturer, secretary and journalist. I now write fantasy novels, and I offer an editing service to U.S. publishers.




     

Accomplishments

I have an M.A. in Modern Languages from Oxford University and an M.Phil. research degree in English Literature from Liverpool University. My research thesis traced the influence of Pre-Raphaelite painting on the writings of Victorian author Wilkie Collins. I'm interested in nineteenth-century art, and feature paintings in the plots of "Jerome and the Seraph" and "Angelos." Please visit my website, www.robinawilliams.com, to read my articles "Paintings as Inspiration," and "The Art gallery in Angelos."

Additional Information

"Jerome and the Seraph," the first book in my Quantum Cat fantasy series, was released in paperback by U.S. publisher Twilight Times Books in 2004. "Jerome and the Seraph" features a quantum cat based on Schrödinger's dead and not-dead cat. Brother Jerome thought his pet cat was called Leo; when he meets up with him again in the afterworld he finds his companion's real name is Quantum — Quant for short. With Quant at his side, Jerome finds himself in a strange new world — or should that be 'old' world? As crusty, curmudgeonly Father Egbert had suspected, the Greek gods never went away: they just went someplace else. Jerome finds the classical and Christian worlds co-existing happily, with both worshiping the great Lord of All Creation. Jerome has problems with this, and finds himself mistaking the Hound of Heaven for one of Hecate's hounds. Meantime, back at the friary, the Guardian, Father Fidelis, has problems of his own, with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor from the past… *** "Angelos" was published in 2006. Quant, the cat, is back! The Minotaur is a quiet, home-loving creature. So he's not too happy when a falling rock in the lower reaches of his labyrinth bounces off his head, giving him a splitting headache and flinging him through time and space in a quantum leap. He's relieved to find his horns haven't been broken, but where in Zeus's name has he landed up? Brother Jerome, pottering around in the friary shed, is suddenly hurled through red-hot air into a maze of corridors, all of which seem to lead him to a room containing human bones. Where is he now? Terrified, and desperate to be rescued before he's eaten by a monster, he yells for Quant. When the quantum cat turns up, he's short-tempered with Jerome, telling him there's no monster, and anyway what does he mean by 'now'? Time, as he shows the friar, is a somewhat fluid concept. Meantime, the friary's new Guardian, Aidan, is also journeying - through his dark night of the soul, and wondering if he will ever see the light again. *** "Gaea," the third book in the series, was published in both print and ebook in September 2009. Book Title: Gaea Author: Robina Williams Author’s web site: www.robinawilliams.com ISBN: 978-1-60619-183-5 Publisher: Twilight Times Books Publisher’s web site: www.twilighttimesbooks.com Publication Date: September 15, 2009 Retail Price: U.S. $18.95 Format: Paperback Genre: Fantasy Available on Amazon.com Brief Summary: Gaea, the earth goddess, fed up with the damage Man is doing, decides to teach him a lesson. She ropes in her relatives to help her… and three-headed Cerberus, the hell hound, tags along too. Quant, golden-eyed seraph and quantum cat, is there to keep an eye on them all. Longer summary: The heavenly Design Center is where it all happens: new worlds, new species, are planned and built here, prototypes are tested, and the creations are sparked into life. Earth's greatest inventors, craftsmen and artists work here among the angels, contributing their skills and ideas. There's a great restaurant, too, with Saint Lawrence himself, patron saint of chefs, cooking personally for distinguished visitors. Among whom, one fine day in early summer, is Earth’s goddess, Gaea, dining in the company of Quant the seraph and saints George, Sebastian and Stephen—for the Lord's family is large and varied, and all its members are expected to get along together. Mostly they do get along, though Gaea is hopping mad at the way she has been treated by mankind lately. She herself has been the subject of a brutal assault, her animals, birds and fish are suffering, and her environment, her very fabric, is under attack. The goddess decides to hit back and show Man that he needs to improve his behavior, in his own best interest. She calls in her relatives to assist her in persuading humans to mend their ways before they cause irrecoverable damage: men must learn to share earth’s resources and respect the planet that supports them. “Mister don’t care” must be made to care. ***

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Robina Williams
A stray cat visiting me in my old stone cottage on a Welsh hillside gave me the idea for my novel "Jerome and the Seraph." The stray became my quantum cat, Quant. A nearby monastery gave me the setting for my novel. I created a fictional friary and peopled it with friars both present and past — for, as Brother Jerome discovers following his unfortunate accident in the cemetery, the Order has a thriving beyond-the-grave branch. Jerome finds much to surprise him in the afterworld. His pet cat surprises him most of all, for he turns out to be a quantum cat, equally at home among the living and the dead. Or are they dead? Jerome begins to wonder about the nature of time, especially after hearing the great god Pan playing his haunting music in his sacred grove, and seeing a couple of centaurs gallop past. In "Angelos" a rockfall in the Minotaur's labyrinth sets off a quantum leap. The Minotaur finds himself in a garden shed in the twenty-first century, and Jerome finds himself in a maze of corridors in the "old" world, although, with "the time thing," it isn't the old world any more. Meantime, in the friary, the Guardian, Father Aidan, is having a crisis of faith, and his friars are suffering. Until one day he sees the divine light shining for him once more, and we see the cat in his true form — a seraph, a divine envoy, the angelos of the title. In “Gaea,” we meet the Earth goddess, and she isn’t happy. She is thoroughly fed up with the damage Man is doing, and decides to teach him a lesson. She ropes in her relatives to help her… and three-headed Cerberus, the hell hound, tags along too. Quant, golden-eyed seraph and quantum cat, is there to keep an eye on them all. My home website, www.robinawilliams.com, has background information about my books and articles about them: "Paintings as Inspiration"; "The Art Gallery in Angelos"; and "Gaea Hits Back." This last article is about my fantasy novel "Gaea," which was published in 2009 and is a book with a message: the earth goddess is getting very fed up with mankind's mistreatment of her planet, her creatures and her resources. She can hit Man hard if she wants to, and her relatives will be happy to help. I am currently writing a follow-on book to "Gaea."

Twilight Times Books
Twilight Times Books is publishing my Quantum Cat fantasy series. "Jerome and the Seraph" was published in 2004. "Angelos," my second fantasy novel about the adventures of Brother Jerome and his quantum cat, was out in 2006. In "Angelos," we meet the Minotaur, who's been catapulted into a quantum leap, the Sibyl of Cumae, who's high on ethylene gas escaping from the fissure in the floor of her cave, and a Father Guardian who's lost his faith. "Angelos" also features Saints Jerome, Antony of Egypt and Paul the Hermit, together with a centaur, a satyr, a lion or two, and a seraph. "Gaea" was published in print and as an ebook in September 2009. It is available on Amazon.com. Gaea, the earth goddess, fed up with the damage Man is doing, decides to teach him a lesson. She ropes in her relatives to help her… and three-headed Cerberus, the hell hound, tags along too. Quant, golden-eyed seraph and quantum cat, is there to keep an eye on them all.

Editing Services
I offer an editing service to U.S. publishers. Contact me for details at robinawilliams@hotmail.com

www.robinawilliams.com
I have recently completed the third book in my Quantum Cat series. "Gaea," about the earth goddess and her relatives (and her friend, the quantum cat), was published in September 2009. It is available on Amazon.com. "Gaea" was a finalist in the Fantasy category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I am now writing the fourth book in my Quantum Cat series - again featuring Gaea and her feline/seraphic friend.






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