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Robin Maxwell
Robin Maxwell is a bestselling author of historical fiction including The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, The Wild Irish: A Novel of Elizabeth I and the Pirate O'Malley, Mademoiselle Boleyn, and Signora da Vinci. Her latest novel, JANE, The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, is the first Tarzan classic written by a woman and fully authorized by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Robin Maxwell lives in the high desert of California with her husband, Max. She can be reached on the web at, or at her yoga retreat and Weekend Book Club Getaway

Entries by Robin Maxwell

'Sleepless in Seattle': A Tale of Two Authors and Their Hybrid Publisher

(31) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 6:21 PM

"Sometimes nagging pays off. I can tell you for certain it doesn't with one's spouse, but it did bear fruit with a couple of talented writer friends who had books in them raring to claw their way into the light of day." - Billie Morton with her laugh-out-loud How To...

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Publishing Revolution: Historical Fiction Evolves in Digital Age

(8) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 1:27 PM

It recently occurred to me that, as an author who's been writing since 1997 (The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn), I'm living through the most mind-boggling upheaval in the publishing industry since Gutenberg's printing press. I've gone from the ponderous national "on the ground" book tour to a virtual book...

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I'll be at Home for the End of the World

(10) Comments | Posted October 26, 2008 | 9:44 PM

You know how we Democrats are always accusing the Republicans of using inane ploys like Bill Ayers and lipstick on pigs to distract voters from the "really important issues?" Well, here's a newsflash, guys: the Masters of the Universe are using the 2008 presidential election as a distraction, to deflect...

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Just Call Them Republicans

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 12:30 PM

If you're like me, you're waking up every morning praying to whatever higher power you believe in that the Democrats will suddenly grow a large pair of cajones and rip the GOP a new one.

The 2008 battle for the White House, one that will literally determine the fate of...

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Old Jews, Young Jews, Red Jews, Blue Jews

(37) Comments | Posted September 9, 2008 | 4:47 PM

Please, shake me and tell me I'm dreaming! It can't possibly be true - the People of the Holocaust, the most persecuted group in the history of the world are refusing to vote for a man because he's black?

The first I learned of this travesty was just...

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The Swiftboating of Anne Boleyn

(26) Comments | Posted May 9, 2008 | 12:37 PM

Let me say this up front: Anne Boleyn was no angel. From her tenderest years she was weaned on scandal and intrigue, schooled in Machiavellian politics, and came of age in the licentious court of Francois I. Unlike her sweet, malleable sister Mary, Anne -- the Boleyn girl who really...

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MoveOn... and Keep Movin' Right Outta My Life

(162) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Oh, that it has come to this! I'm infuriated at a dot org. Wish to be unsubscribed from their mailing list.

At's thoughtful suggestion, I have signed countless petitions, called the offices of my state and federal representatives and manned the phones at a "house party"...

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Hillary Boleyn: Has Anything Changed in Half a Millennium?

(106) Comments | Posted January 30, 2008 | 1:54 PM

As a writer of historical fiction, spending half my time in the present and half in the sixteenth century affords me an excellent platform for comparing two of my favorite female titans -- Anne Boleyn and her twenty-first century counterpart, Hillary Clinton.

Of course, the most obvious connection that...

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