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Tod Robbins: His Life And Work

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my first book, as well as the foundation of my ebook publishing company, The Forlorn Press.

The book is called Tod Robbins: His Life and Work. As the title implies, it is a biography on the largely forgotten American writer of weird fiction, Tod Robbins.

Researching it was a real challenge; Robbins actively tried to keep his life as secret as possible. Now, over sixty years after his death, there is not only scant information available about him, but a lot of misinformation as well. Exactly how many wives did he have? Some sources say as many as six, but who were they? He also spent World War II in a German concentration camp, and I believe I have discovered the precise camp.

I have also included biographical sketches of each of his verified wives. Some of his wives also led quite interesting lives that proved fascinating to uncover. His first wife, Edith Norman Hyde, was the controversial first Miss America, although you won’t find an…