Author and Broadcaster
Heather Robinson is a novelist and short story award winner from Wiltshire, UK. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree and having spent most of her life as an Administration Manager locally, she is now exploring new work opportunities in the countryside, whilst also writing and broadcasting on Community Radio.
Proud parents of two adult sons, Heather and her husband, Graham, share a passion for live music, hiking and motorcycling.
Todays blog post is dedicated to Heather Robinson, the first author to appear on my new blog.
Heather has written several books including a tour guide of Wiltshire and a photography book on the Stour Valley Way.
But we will start with her Historical Fiction stories, the first of which is based around the Roman occupation of Britain.
It was Heather's visit to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland that inspired her to write her first novel Wall of Stone. The wonderful location not only provided the era, but the setting for the book too.
Wall of Stone
In AD121 the Twentieth Legion of Rome stands at the northern frontier of Britannia. Forgotten, neglected and dour in spirit, they must still do their duty for an Empire whose meaning is becoming lost to them.
As the lives of the local Teviot family intertwine with the legion, relationships of love and bitter anguish unfurl. Will the invading army push north? Will the disputing native tribes unite in an uprising? Can Marcus be with Jolinda?
When peace is fragile, friendships count for everything...
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Whilst researching a sequel to Wall of Stone, Heather stumbled upon a practice of child-exposure in the Roman Empire. Her curiosity led her to investigate further only to find it it was so called because a child would be abandoned as an infant and left to the elements. That was all Heather needed to write the first page of Juno's Peacock.
Exposed...cast aside...condemned, yet the gods must favour the slave girl Decima, saving her as Mount Vesuvius explodes. Vowing to fulfil whatever purpose the gods ask of her, she must first use guile to survive. "What you do is who you become," and Decima becomes Maia Secunda, free born citizen, liar and thief. Fate leads her to Puteoli and on to Roma to help with the double disasters of fire and plague which are ravaging the city. Assisted by some, used by others, Maia is seeking the highest patronage, but to succeed she must keep her shameful secrets buried in the ashes that cover Pompeii. This is her life to live...
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These books are a must for anyone who has a love of the Romans. Heather masterfully brings this period to life, with her vivid descriptions and believable characters, that intertwine to create two fabulous stories.
'What did the Roman's ever do for us?'
'Well they gave us Heather Robinson's books'
Like I mentioned earlier Heather has also produced two other books.
A travel guide disguised as a quiz... Britain is full of beauty, and the county of Wiltshire in the West Country is rural England at its best. This unique book offers an enchanting new way to discover Wiltshire's charms. It includes a series of intriguing clues revealing a little of the history, customs and folklore of this fascinating county, whilst leading you to ten interesting destinations in Wiltshire. Solve the clues and explore! Buy the paperback direct from the author by going to the Contact page on her website.
Stour Valley Way in Pictures
A collection of interesting photographs taken along the beautiful Stour Valley Way which begins at Stourhead in Wiltshire and finishes at Hengistbury Head in Dorset. A Long Distance Footpath of gentle countryside with charming allure. This book brings the views to your home, or use it to accompany your own walk of the route and see if you can find my photographic stops. Buy the paperback direct from the author by going to the Contact page on her website.
You can find out more about Heather Robinson by visiting her website and following her on Social Media
I hope you. have enjoyed reading this Author profile and if any other Author or poet would like to appear on my blog I will be happy to oblige. This blog is not just for Historical books it is for all Genre including non fiction so drop me a message if you want to promote your work. IT'S FREE