Sponsored by

                        

Badge

Loading…

Latest Activity

J.D. Holiday posted a status
"Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Life In Riverside…"
yesterday
J.D. Holiday posted a status
"Simple Things Book Trailer and Excerpt…"
yesterday
J.D. Holiday posted a status
"A Review of SIMPLE THINGS by FRAN LEWIS!…"
yesterday
J.D. Holiday posted a status
yesterday
J.D. Holiday liked J.D. Holiday's video
yesterday
J.D. Holiday posted a video
yesterday
sherry fundin posted a blog post
yesterday
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"A Tidy Goodbye for Mariah Stewart’s THE GOODBYE CAFE http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/goodbye-cafe.html Snarky Sister Allie's book"
Friday
sherry fundin posted a blog post
Wednesday
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"THE TROUBLE WITH VAMPIRES: New Twists & My Alma Mater http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/trouble.html A 3K Y/O man & a History Prof."
Wednesday
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"IN MINIATURE by Simon Garfield: A Mountain out of Molehills http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/in-miniature.html"
Tuesday
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"Briggs's STORM CURSED: Women w/ Magic - Good & Evil http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/storm-cursed.html New witches spell trouble"
May 16
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"An Alabaman in New York: SOUTHERN LADY CODE http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/lady-code.html Helen Ellis narrates her essay."
May 15
sherry fundin posted a blog post
May 14
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"Friends and Forgiveness: ONE DAY IN DECEMBER http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/1-day.html I forgot "falsehoods" in the title."
May 14
sherry fundin posted blog posts
May 13
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"Class and Pride in EL James THE MISTER http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/mr.html An immigrant cleans the condo of a new Earl."
May 9
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"TIGHTROPE - Murder Survivor: The Ultimate Death Defying Circus Act http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/tightrope.html Sophia Rose revu"
May 8
Steph-Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust posted a status
"STAGED Offers the Best and Worst of Humanity http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2019/05/staged.html A new opener for Exodus End's world tour"
May 2
sherry fundin posted blog posts
May 1
Robb Grindstaff
  • Male
  • United States
Share

Robb Grindstaff's Friends

  • kathy pease
  • Barbara Mikasek
  • Charissa Sloper
  • Carole Harris
  • Christina Gould
  • Shannon Leigh
  • Anita Kennett
  • Lisa Brown
  • Michelle Willms
  • Lori Franklin Hopkins
  • CL Roberts-Huth
  • Charlie Anderson
  • Misha Estrada
  • David Litwack
  • ED Martin

Gifts Received

Gift

Robb Grindstaff has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Robb Grindstaff's Page

Profile Information

What is your Favorite Book?
World According to Garp, by John Irving
Are you an Author, Reader, or Blogger
Author
Do you have a Website?
http://robbgrindstaff.com
Tell us about you
In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, I’ve written fiction most of my life. The newspaper biz has taken my family and me from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina and Texas, and from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, I’m as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas. I now reside in a small community in Wisconsin where I manage the business operations of a daily newspaper. The variety of places I’ve lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade my head.

I have two novels published (Hannah's Voice, Carry Me Away), and the third in the works.

I’ve had a dozen short stories published in several print anthologies and e-zines, and several articles on the craft of writing fiction.

I also edit fiction and non-fiction books for authors from around the world. It helps that I’m fluent in five languages: U.S. English, U.K. English, Canadian English, and Australian English, plus my native language, Texan.

Carry Me Away

Evolved Publishing presents "Carry Me Away" by Robb Grindstaff. As he did with "Hannah's Voice," Grindstaff has captured the unique voice and soul of a girl facing extraordinary circumstances, this one struggling with the almost unthinkable at such a young age - her own mortality. LITERARY FICTION / COMING OF AGE
~~~~~
Carrie Destin, a biracial military brat, learns the injuries she sustained in a car accident will prove fatal before she reaches adulthood. She accelerates her life and sets aggressive goals: college, connecting with her Japanese roots, and the all-consuming desire to find her soul mate. A kid from nowhere, she travels the world with her Marine father and Japanese mother.
 
Facing an abbreviated life with a brash attitude and a biting, sometimes morbid sense of humor, Carrie races to graduate high school at age fifteen. College is her marker of adulthood, when she can smoke in public and order dessert before dinner. She tosses out her adolescent wedding scrapbook for a funeral plan. A teenage crush on Paul, a family friend and a widower seventeen years her senior, develops into a fantasy that takes on a life of its own.
 
As she outlives the original prognosis into her early twenties, her life goals evolve—always short-term. The longing for love stays constant, yet she walls herself off from others. Relationships end in betrayal, abandonment and violence. When love reveals itself, she pulls away, fearing that an early meeting with Death is on the horizon.
 
Carrie’s frantic desire to experience life before it ends spirals out of control, leading to a physical and emotional collapse. Her grandmother’s wisdom points her toward acceptance, but first she must break through her walls before she can give the gift of ‘til-death-do-us-part.

Robb Grindstaff's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (9 comments)

You need to be a member of Literary Addicts to add comments!

Join Literary Addicts

At 11:15am on June 30, 2014, kathy pease said…

Hi Robb, Thank you also :)

At 10:36am on June 18, 2014, Patricia Walker said…

Hi Robb and thank you!  It's good to meet you too :-D

At 7:05am on June 18, 2014, Carole Harris said…

hi Robb, nice to meet you.

At 5:58pm on June 17, 2014, Barbara Mikasek said…

Thanks. Nice to meet you, too.

At 10:32pm on June 13, 2014, Courtney Whisenant said…

Thanks!  It's nice to meet you :)

At 9:16pm on June 13, 2014, Nikita Mattes said…

Hello Robb,Nice meeting you too!

At 8:46pm on June 13, 2014, Michelle Willms said…

The Tribal planning was a wonderful job and I absolutely loved it. Being a college professor was very predictable. I enjoyed working with the students, but the sameness of the schedule was sometimes exhausting. The teaching itself was fun, though.

It's a joy to meet you.

At 8:44pm on June 13, 2014, Karen Arrowood said…

:-) Robb, we already know each other, from the EP street team... we just haven't interacted much before.  So glad to see you here too.

At 8:08am on June 13, 2014, Becca Wilson said…

It's nice to meet you too Robb! I am an avid reader and love to connect with authors and other book lover extraordinaires :)

 
 
 

© 2019   Created by Jen Rattie.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service