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Right now, I'm reading:
Norwegian Wood by Hikaru Murakami

My favorite story of all time is:
Big Boy by David Sedaris (because I am one sick puppy)

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Onion, Nervous Breakdown, and Facebook

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I am a rock music obsessed fiction writer living in downtown Philadelphia with a strong desire to jump into a time machine and land in London during the 1960s. I am the author of Three Days in New York City and its evil littlesequel, Another Bite of the Apple, light-hearted erotic novels published by Mundania/Phaze Press. I'm also editor and contributor of a short story collection, Thirty Nine and Holding...Him and the soon to be released Volume II, 39 and Still Holding. My short story "Daddy Left Me Alone with God" appears in the anthology, Rebellion - New Voices of Fiction, published by Rebel Press in July 2006. You can find my work in print and on the web everywhere from heady places like In Posse Review and Slow Trains Literary Journal to give-heady places like Clean Sheets and Playgirl Magazine. I live vicariously through my rock star daughter -- bass player extraordinaire, Julie Slick, and her amazing drummer son, Eric Slick -- who were featured in the Picturehouse Films documentary, Rock School, and are now members of the Adrian Belew Power Trio.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Never stop preaching love and peace

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anne Lamott

Robin_Slick’s Latest Memoir of 60

“Kids grew up; left me remnants”

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