robin maderich

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I hope you enjoy this excerpt from Past Sins, available now in e-book on Amazon. “Now hast thou but one bare hour to live, And then thou must be damned perpetually, Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven, That time may cease, and midnight never come.” Christopher Marlowe 1564-93 Doctor Faustus (1604) Ethan swung the […]

Interview with Ethan Taylor, male protagonist from Past Sins, available now from Amazon. Me:      Welcome, Ethan. Thank you so much for coming out of your usual habitat to join me today. Ethan:  No thanks needed. Happy to do this. Me:      I must say, you are a rather scrumptious looking fellow. Ethan:  Excuse me? Me:      (coughing) […]

I don’t know about all of you, but here in Pennsylvania my gardens are drowning, (well, they were–right now they’re out there gasping for air like the rest of us) and look like holy hell. My deck is without furniture, because I really haven’t been able to use it, and as for a patio, well, […]

Well, sort of, anyway. The past few years, I have found driving in the snow a bit annoying, especially when the weather is unexpected, the roads aren’t cleared, cars are in places they have no business being, and a one to one-and-a-quarter hour commute from work to home can take upwards of four.  But I […]

A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore (a little fun for the holidays with this great holiday classic) Merry Christmas, everyone! You all know the poem, but I added a variety of my own illustrations to this blog for fun. One day I would like to illustrate the entire poem in the manner […]

Chapter Three As she zipped up her coat, Allie reminded Todd to pull the a-frame sign from the sidewalk before he locked up. The newest books in their stock were listed on the sign. She’d decorated the corners with holly leaves and berries depicted in green and red chalk which had been scuffed off in […]