Robyn Locksley is the author behind The Ocean in a Thunderstorm and the widely-acclaimed supernatural series, Salvation. Locksley can often be found at home, curled up with any combination of the following: her two children, a bottle of red wine, her husband, or her pet squirrel Huckleberry. Locksley is a tea addict who loves playing World of Warcraft, a textbook Cancerian, and an INFJ who enjoys rainy days and long weekends. She enjoys interacting with all her readers personally and welcomes questions & reviews submitted through Goodreads, Amazon, and robynlocksley.com
Locksley is currently working on the second book of The Magnolia Series, titled The Scent of Rain, as well as a new original series of supernatural-based fiction.
Reading has always captivated me. It's almost magical in the sense that it can take you to other times and places. I started writing short stories as early as elementary school. In junior high, I won awards and even trophies for some of my stories and essays, including a perfect score of a 6.0 on my FCAT writing test. In high school, the stories I wrote progressed and at the encouragement of my sophomore English teacher, I entered some of them into junior writing competitions.
After graduating, life took over - as it does for so many of us - and my writing took a backseat. I fell in love a couple times, moved, then moved back, and got married. I had two wonderful kids, but at fifteen months apart I certainly had my hands full.
In 2011, I started working nights six days a week doing home health. The work was easy however the biggest struggle was simply staying awake. I was huge into fan fiction at the time, and I decided to write my own. What I anticipated to be 10k words maximum turned into 120k words very easily. My work was updated weekly and posted on a fan fiction forum at the time, and I gained readers and followers worldwide.
After moving, I could no longer find the surplus of time that would allow me to write so prolifically. So once again in my life, writing would take a backseat.
In 2017, I found out about Amazon's Kindle Worlds platform and immediately published my story Salvation. It did very well, but what I enjoyed most was the interaction from the readers. The following year, Amazon dismantled the Kindle Worlds platform.
With renewed interest in my writing, I began working on a supernatural series in early 2020. I was making decent progress and then along came coronavirus. One day during quarantine, I came across a long-lost typed story that had not seen the light of day in many years. Admittedly, it was in the roughest form of a rough draft possible - but it still managed to stir so many emotions.
I knew in that moment the story was meant for greater things than to sit on the top shelf of a spare room closet. And within two months, The Ocean in a Thunderstorm was published.
My hope is that you will come to know my characters as I have, and feel emotions both for them and with them. If I manage that, then I have surely succeeded!
I genuinely welcome and appreciate all questions, comments, and reviews. I have always been inspired by other authors who actively engage with their readers, and I strive to do the same. If you have a comment or suggestion, or if you simply just want to say hi, I encourage you to do so :)
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