Author Archives: Robert Germaux

About Robert Germaux

Both my parents were readers. I'm talking stacks-of-books-on-their-nightstands readers. So it's no surprise that an early age, I, too, became an avid reader. Everything from sports books (especially baseball) to Nancy Drew to the Hardy Boys to almost anything about distant and exotic places. And although I've always enjoyed putting words on paper, the writer in me didn't fully emerge until I retired after three decades of teaching high school English. I quickly wrote two books aimed at middle school readers, at which point my wife urged me to try a novel for adults. As is usually the case, Cynthia's idea was a good one. Over the next few years, I wrote several books about Pittsburgh private eye Jeremy Barnes, including "Hard Court" and the recently released "In the Eye." I also wrote "Small Talk" and "One by One," both featuring Pittsburgh police detective Daniel Hayes. Along the way, I took a brief hiatus from the detective genre to write "The Backup Husband," the plotline of which came to me one day when I was playing the What-if game. On that particular day, the question that occurred to me was, What if a woman suddenly realized she might be in love with two wonderful men? I also tried my hand at writing humorous essays, which resulted in "Grammar Sex (and other stuff)" and its sequel, "More Grammar Sex." Coming soon is "Small Bytes," the first Jeremy Barnes novel, to be followed by two other JB mysteries, "Leaving the LAW" and "Speak Softly." In our spare time, Cynthia and I enjoy reading (of course), seeing Broadway plays and musicals, watching reruns of our favorite TV shows, such as "Sports Night" and "The Gilmore Girls," and traveling to some of those distant and exotic places I used to read about as a child. So far, we've been fortunate enough to walk in the sands of Waikiki, swim in the warm waters of the South Pacific and enjoy a romantic dinner in Paris. I love interacting with my readers and getting their input on my stories and characters. Please feel free to contact me at Germaux1@aol.com

“Where I Found Unique Inspiration for My Book Cover” Guest Post by Anita Dickason Author of “Sentinels of the Night”

I’m welcoming former Dallas police officer, turned author, Anita Dickason to my website today. Anita is the author of three books – one non-fiction and two fiction – and the creator of the popular FBI Trackers crime book series. Anita … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Okon Author of Paranormal SciFi Novel Monsterland

I recently had the opportunity to chat with author and screenwriter Michael Okon. Michael is getting set to release his SciFi Paranormal Fantasy novel “Monsterland” on October 13 and I had a few questions for him. Take it away, Mike! … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Work Epidemic: Why So Many People Are Unhappy at Work and What to Do About It By Vicki Morris

Author and business coach Vicki Morris has written an exclusive article for me to share with my readers today. Vicki has just released her second book, “InspiredWork:Create Work You Love in 8 weeks”. Vicki discusses why so many people are … Continue reading

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One by One by Robert Germaux Just Released!

I’m excited to be taking my brand new detective novel, One by One, on tour with My Book Tour. I’m sharing a spotlight and my author interview. As always, I’d love to hear your comments! If you’re interested in a … Continue reading

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Grammar Sex and Other Stuff Released and On the Road!

I’ve just released my fourth book, Grammar Sex and Other Stuff! Grammar Sex (And Other Stuff) is one man’s take on life’s little moments, minor annoyances and unexpected delights. A collection of thirty-two (mostly) humorous essays about life, work baseball, … Continue reading

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Book Review of Cesar by Julian M. Coleman

I assume most readers would call Julian Coleman’s Cesar a horror novel, but in reality, it is much more than that. On one level, it’s a story about two sisters, Rachel and Angelina, who are dealing with a family tragedy … Continue reading

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Grammar Sex

Grammar Sex (How Dangling Your Participle Can Hurt Your Book Sales) By Author Robert Germaux Okay, I got your attention with that grammar sex thing, right? I’m sure you already know that in the wild and crazy world of eBooks, … Continue reading

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