Author/Editor

New to the Evolved Publishing Team as of 15 February 2018:


A writer since age six and a professional one since nineteen, my initial editing experience came in the swarms of prose I pumped out into the world, only occasionally into the world of actual magazines, anthologies or e-zines. Soon, as I began selling more regularly, and as publishers took note of my longer works, I began freelance editing.

In the past eight years, I’ve edited screenplays, memoirs, novels, children’s books and, would you believe it, epic narrative poetry. One of the novels I edited, Under the Tamarind Tree, was shortlisted among nine others for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. A charter member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), I am also the managing editor of the organization’s official publication, Literary Landscapes, which features stories, excerpts, articles and poetry (see issues here). In addition, I belong to the editing collective Write For Success, for which I perform manuscript critiques and consultation. As an author, I have published nine novels and almost fifteen short stories.

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Up Next

Watch for all 3 books in the “Enigma of Twilight Falls” trilogy of horror/supernatural thrillers to release in the spring/summer of 2020.

 
Editor’s Choice at HorrorNovelReviews.com: “Among the Top 10 Horror Novels of All-Time”

“Absolutely magnificent.”
~ Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish Conjurings

“Literary horror… Every page is full of insight, matched only by the high standard of the writing.”
~ Tom Conrad, The Indie Pendant

Martin Smith and John Becker: bestselling authors with ordinary names and extraordinary minds. Rivals since childhood, they are natives of the northern California town of Twilight Falls, and famous for their uncanny similarity in both physical manner and literary voice.

When one of them ends up dead at the other’s home, an investigation is launched into their dark past, revealing a series of troubling stories from their childhood, adolescence, and careers. All throughout, there lurks a sinister presence—an authorial entity with roots beyond our time or dimension, an entity with far-reaching designs.
 
 
“Hauntingly poetic.”
~ Jeff Soyer, Alphecca Review

“What a page turner! … Robinson is a fine writer, with an enviable gift for the poetic turn of phrase.”
~ Kitty Burns Florey, author of “Solos” and “The Writing Master”

A provocative painter named Max Higgins is on the verge of local fame. What is the secret to his work’s haunting allure? He collects photos of missing persons and incorporates them into his paintings, giving the faces, as he puts it, a “new home in his work.” This fascination stems from the bizarre disappearances of people he knew growing up, including his father.

When someone recognizes a face in one of his paintings, he’s suddenly thrust into a journey as surreal as anything from his brush, a journey into his past that will irrevocably determine his future.
 
 
 
“A disturbing, bizarre and intensely riveting novel.”
~ Leslie Ann Moore, Bestselling Author of “The Griffin’s Daughter” Trilogy

“Pick it up and don’t put it down. Have patience. Enjoy the poetic quality. Consume this book.”
~ Sissy Lu, Book Savvy Reviews

Meet Adrian Foster, a young and reclusive Los Angeles man with an extraordinary gift that has informally brought him the nickname “The Human Master Key.” When a new victim of a vicious serial killer turns up in the woods by Twilight Falls, California, Adrian reunites with eccentric detective Derek Adams in probing the occult lore surrounding the town—the town in which Adrian was born and raised, the town in which he left behind many a ghost, the town whose dark central spirit will force him on a harrowing journey through the rugged bottomlands of another’s psyche… as well as his own.

Waking Gods completes the dark, terrifying panorama established by The Green-Eyed Monster and Negative Space.

Books Edited

Edited or Co-Edited by Mike Robinson:

An American Family
by
Jackson Baer

Life after Death
by
Jackson Baer

The Beast of Rose Valley
by
J.P. Barnett

The Kraken of Cape
Madre
by J.P. Barnett

The Witch of Gray’s
Point
by J.P. Barnett