A life by chocolate entails finding sweetness in the light and dark. Moreso, it's about addiction to cocoa. An insatiable sweet tooth doesn't hurt. Well, not until the yucky tartar buildup and stuff. To the point, I strive to entertain with topics such as the utter hilarity and cuteness of children; the challenges of dating, my related rationale for celibacy; and chocolate as a precious remedy for it all. Thanks for sampling Life by Chocolate. I hope you keep coming back for more.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's Just the Right Time!

Dear friends,
It's here -- the book I've been keeping a secret. In the midst of working on my novel, I didn't see the light at the end of that tunnel and caught a bad case of the publishing bug. So I pulled together some of my poetry, teamed with artist-blogger Robin Mead, and here we are! It's a little one, the perfect stocking-stuffer, available through Amazon here
I'm all smiles. 
Thanks for your support and friendship, always.
Here's the theme poem: 

Just the Right Time

It's not too late

It's not too soon

To watch the stars dance towards the moon.

Paint rainbow colors across the sea

Invite the ladybugs for tea.

Ride the clouds to fairy lands

Grow cookie gardens in the sand.

To see a world where nothing's wrong

And make it so through silly song.

It's not too late

It's not too soon

To watch the stars dance towards the moon.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is so awesome!!!!! I got your email this morning, just didn't have time to read it. Robyn, I am so happy for you. I know you've wanted this for a very long time.

Ms. A said...


YeamieWaffles said...

This poem is incredible Robyn and lets me know for a fact that this entire book is going to be awesome, I'm so proud of you for getting this book published and it sounds amazing and most certainly deserves a whole lot of buys, wishing you all the best luck in the world with this one Robyn!

David Macaulay said...

that is mega awesome Robyn - congrats - David

Terra said...

Oh I am SO excited! When will you put out the amazon info????

Powdered Toast Man said...

Congrats Robyn, that is awesome. If I can think of someone that enjoys poetry I will purchase one.

I heard that ladybugs like coffee not tea.

Keetha Broyles said...

How cool is this!


Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thank you, all. Your support means so much! I'm very excited!

Terra, I'll have the link within a week, and will email you soon.

PTM, spike that tea with a shot of espresso and the lady bugs won't know the difference. I know this from experience.

Keep a smile and stash of chocolate,

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on your first and love the rhyming burst, will go have a look at Amazon's nook.

Ella said...

Congrats! I love your enchanted poem :D

You need to celebrate with chocolate, lol! Off to check it out~

Gorilla Bananas said...

Well done, Robyn! A cookie garden is a wonderful idea! I'd love to hear you enchant an audience of children with that poem.

Al Penwasser said...

Cookie gardens in the sand?
That's fantastic.

Pearl said...



Anthony J. Langford said...


x o x o xo x o xo


Brilliant news Robyn!

Just tell me how I can get I signed copy!

cestlavie22 said...

Congrats! Thats awesome and perfect time for xmas!

Stephen Hayes said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful accomplishment. The cover is fantastic. I wish you much success.

Yvonne said...

Super excited for you! Congratulations! This is an awesome accomplishment!

Lexa Cain said...

I ADORE the cover of your book! It's perfect for poetry and makes me happy just looking at it. I wish you every success with it! :-)

Rosalind Adam said...

Wow, Robyn! I love the poem and the book cover is amazing. Well done you!!!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I love the poem, and I'm so excited for you! Beautiful book cover too! I know this will be the first of many good things to come your way Robyn.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thanks, everyone. Your support has kept me going and keeps me going!

I really appreciate you. I can't imagine I'd have written a book without having been in blogland these past 3-1/2 years.


Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations, Robyn. The book looks and sounds fantastic. I need to get it soon :-)
All the best.

Julie said...

Congratulations to you, Robyn!! This is wonderful and I love the poem. Definitely putting this book on my list. Three cheers and a standing ovation for you! :)

Melissa Bradley said...

Huge congratulations my sister friend. :) May you see sales to the stars.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

So proud of you! Buying now. :)

Adam said...

I love the cover of the bird.

Sue said...

LOVE this!

Congratulations, and boy, is it good to see you again. (I saw your name on Terra's blog comments and clicked on it immediately to see what you've been up to.)

And boy, you've been up to a lot...


Ruth said...

Good for you, Robyn!
It looks great and I love that poem.
I just wondered if you announced the come out yet so I had to come check.
It is a great stocking stuffer idea. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ruth, yes, I came out with it. =) And yes, the perfect stocking stuffer, in my humble opinion. It's worth it just to see Robin Mead's art. She's a phenomenal artist.

Sue, I've missed you too. Thanks for stopping by.

Adam, me too. That's why I chose it for the cover. There are countless artists in the world, but her art is truly unique. I fell in love with it immediately. She's a sweet person too.

Dawn, love ya. Thanks.

Melissa, at least in my dreams, I shall. Thank you!

Aw, Julie, thanks so much. I appreciate your support and cheer.

Angela, great to meet you. Thanks so much.

You are all the best followers a blogger could have. Hope it's a great weekend.


Baby Sister said...

Love the poem, Robyn. I'm so excited for your book!!

Anne said...

Coming over via Melissa to say congratulations and to wish you every success.