Books by Robin Wood
Robin Wood has been criticized for not putting her accolades in her bio. What accolades? With taking care of her seven kids and a wonderful husband, she fell asleep in one of her night classes in college. Robin received plaques for work at her children’s schools and the city library (just doing her job, she says). Robin has traveled the world in retirement, written nine books, and does art projects. She’s lived a wonderful life. What more could a person ask for?”
Robin always ended her phone conversations saying “Bye, for now.” After twenty-five years as a talented and valuable member of the Concrete Heritage Museum Assoc., we sadly said our final “Goodbye” when she passed away on November 5, 2019.
THE FRIGHT OF 1964: Kitti Hoyt and her grandmother, Iola, lived through the Anchorage earthquake on Good Friday. There is a massive cleanup, but a problem arises when they hear strange noises coming into their bedroom at night. When will they ever get a good night’s sleep? Senator Joe Lindau and his children, Gaar and Patricia, aren’t sure they did live through the earthquake. Are they in hell, or have they slid into a glory hole? How will they ever get out of this fix? It’s a story of survival, neighbors helping neighbors, and services to the rescue.
READY-AIM FIRE: R. D. Aim is a D. E. A. agent investigating a cabin owned by Blue Herron Lodge, where a meth lab is thought to be found. Jodi Ellis is part of the family who owns the lodge. She doesn’t appreciate finding an agent on her property, nor a drug lab. When Doug, a.k.a.” Ready”, is injured he crawls to the lodge where they take him in against the “women only” rule. They hide him when they have lady guests. He is nurtured and coddled much to the disgust of Jodi’s mother, Chrystal. When the drug bust goes down, all hell breaks loose.
PERPETRATOR OF HIDDEN NOTES: Living the privileged life of a well-to-do Englishman, Devlin Robards now wants a home. Dealing in antiques through the Internet, he finds a house needing restoration in the town of Snohomish, Washington. KC Lynnson is a mouthy policewoman who lives next door. Even striking sparks off of each other, they work well together solving the coincidence of strange notes in her possession and the notebooks found in Devlin’s renovated house. Introduced to the vulgarities of potlucks and backyard barbecues, Devlin retaliates with a taste of refinement. Feelings come to a head when KC is shot in the line of duty on a drug bust gone bad.
BATTLING LODGES: Take four women with diversified jobs: a gardener, a cook, a handywoman and a bookkeeper. Add only female guests who want to learn to fish and hunt. Mix well, and you will get Blue Herron Lodge. Serves six guests.
Take four men who only know Texas oil: an oilman, the oilman’s son, the oilman’s grandson, and the oilman’s cook. Add an inheritance of land on a lake, with only men in mind. Mix well to build a paradise for hunters, and you will get Hunter’s Lodge. Stir up a mix of both lodges, and watch the pot boil!
HARLEY’S BABE: Harley is a biker hell-bent on destruction from the death of his son. His sister, Margie, and his cycle shop are all that keep him going. Harmony Flynn is an herbalist, all alone in the hills of the North Cascades except for the company of her ex-police dog Ivan. A biker’s trip to Cripple Creek, Colorado, and a MIA/POW rally forges their friendship. The two lonely people work through their traumatic problems with her use of herbs and his knowledge of biker’s travels. Mixed emotions cause a rift between them. Then her dog is shot by careless hunters. Will he live?
MURDER SHE SPOKE: Policewoman Laryn Scott is on the force in Mount Vernon, Washington. She works out at a health club run by hunky Quinn Madden. A missing Latina girl involves Laryn in the case to help the grieving father find her. Many other cases are solved before this case comes to a head. Laryn talks her cases over with Quinn. As they get to know each other, Quinn learns about family life from Sunday dinners at her folks’ home, complete with boyfriends he’d rather not know. To Laryn, Quinn’s bulging muscles are to die for, although die is a dirty word in police lingo. Gulp!
DRIVING HER CRAZY: Chrystal Ellis has always been self-sufficient, and taken care of all necessary repairs to Blue Herron Lodge. Enter Art Brindell, a D.E.A. agent ready to retire. He can’t imagine this lodge has had no man, or men, to help with the heavy stuff. He appoints himself and informs them he’s moving in. Chris goes ballistic at the audacity of the man, but on second thought, thinks he might help with the fourteen year old boy they’ve just inherited. They might all drive her crazy, but she’s used to persevering. She hopes?
TROUBLE FOLLOWS KIDS AND DOGS: Never having the influence of a male, five-year-old Billy has been afraid of men and big dogs all his life. Enter his Kindergarten teacher at the Concrete Elementary School. Gunnar Smyth loves kids and can’t figure out why Billy singled him out to hate. Billy’s mother, Francine Dodd, hasn’t had time for men since her husband died. She meets the handsome teacher and her heart pounds. Gunnar moves in next door with his Saint Bernard dog. Now the fight escalates between Billy, his cats, and the dog. Trouble follows the kid and dog until both nearly lose their lives up on Baker Lake. It’s a lesson in growing up and learning to love for all of them.
ONLY THE RAVEN KNOWS: Is the Raven just mythical Indian lore, or is it leading Brian Donovan to a lost heritage? A piece of Delft pottery found in a remote area of the North Cascade Mountains leads park rangers Brian Donovan and Sunny Day on a quest to find out why it was there. He finds a buried mine and a cabin with a history that was lost in the 1800’s, but just what do they have to do with Brian? In solving the puzzle, two lonely people are thrown together. They interview Brian’s Indian relatives and dip into early newspaper articles. Will their deductions help them find out what the Raven is trying to tell them?