Novels and Short Stories By Robin Hobb

See the Books and Novels section for series info and full publication details of all Robin Hobb’s published work.

Eighteen Years

Eighteen years ago, I heard my cat Alley meowing outside.  So I went outside and got her from the pasture and brought her in. Problem was, a cat was still crying outside.  My daughter and one son, both teenagers, went outside with me.  And there, up in the laundry line tree, was a small black…

That has to be one of the most common question asked of any writer.  After a time, it becomes annoying.  I always try to reply courteously, but I know of several writers who have created standard ‘stupid question’ responses to that one. The truth is that story ideas randomly and spontaneously generate in a writers’…

The weather

The newspaper says that today will be over 100 degrees Farenheit. In Tacoma, Washington. It is supposed to be in the 70’s this time of year.  I am supposed to be able to walk around the block without feeling sick from the heat. Today I was looking at the weather map, carefully considering Alaska.  or…

Home Again, and Back to Work

Book tours are wonderful. They are like six or seven days out of someone else’s life.  I wake up knowing exactly what I’m going to do that day, down to the minute, and I arrive on time and organized, and I do it.  It’s wonderful.  That is due to the efforts of people such as…