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Something About Me and My Book:
I always lived on the far north side of Chicago until 2004 when I moved to my country home in Wisconsin. For years I had been interested in the history of abused child laborors and children who rode the Orphan Trains, plus history in general.

Though I mostly read non-fiction, I wanted to write fiction. When I received my first issue of Civilization Magazine from the Library of Congress I ran across an article about abused child laborers. The stories were familiar and the pictures the same ... except for one. It was of a nine year old girl in a tattered, oil stained dress dwarfed by machinery. The moment I saw her sad face I knew she was my story.

Half way into "Wildflowers" I realized I could connect it to a second novel. Then I thought "Why not a trilogy?" So it was done.

My Orphan Train Trilogy; "Wildflowers," "Bridie's Daughter" and "Secrets" were published at the end on 2007. Since then, all book reviews rated my trilogy five stars and all three novels were among 5-10 Finalists in national/international contests.

Due to pressure from my readers wanting to know what happens next, I am writing "Paper Flowers," a sequel to the trilogy. I admit I did leave the trilogy open-ended crying for more. I'm enjoying this writing as I did the others.

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At 4:40pm on January 29, 2011, Author Collective said…
At 3:46pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Robert Noonan a gift
I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at
At 7:31am on February 24, 2010, Author Collective said…
Authors, Writers and Novelists,

Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?

What would you pay to attend the following events?

South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia S.C. $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

Michael Williams

*Yearly membership provides member admission to the convention floor and access to our exhibit booth. Member's transportation, costs of meals and lodging fees are not included.
At 6:30am on October 21, 2009, Mary Bisbee-Beek said…
Hi Robert, I was the publicist at UMP. One is never prepared for winter!
Good luck with that Tahiti plan! Mary
At 4:05am on October 16, 2009, Mary Bisbee-Beek said…
Bob, hi.

I used to work at University of Michigan Press, thus the move to Ann Arbor.
At 6:25pm on October 13, 2009, Scott Lorenz said…
Hi Robert,
Thank you for connecting. If you have a moment feel free to call me in the AM or go to my web site and hit the "I want a proposal" button and fill out the form telling me about your book.


Scott Lorenz
At 9:09am on October 13, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Robert

The monsoon in South India is quite something. Actually its still on here but almost on its last legs. The typhoon must have been scary for you to hear about.

But you saw a fair bit of India. Or rather one of the monuments India is famous for. The Taj is a great piece of architecture. It must also have been interesting to see one North Indian city and One from the South. Did you find them vastly different?

I hope I make it too the US too :)

At 11:58pm on October 12, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Robert

Its nice to hear that you have seen a bit of India. The south is beautiful and very different from the North in every way. :)
I haven't been to the US but someday I want to visit. There are a few things I want to see there.

Hope you get to visit India again.

Best of luck with all your books.



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