robb skidmore

I am a writer who loves the process of creating stories. My goal is to create stories that entertain and inspire. I am the author of the cult classic novel The Pursuit of Cool, a critically acclaimed coming of age story. Welcome to my website!

What reviewers have said about The Pursuit of Cool

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A skilled writer… A smart account of 80s college kids… the novel believably summons the 80s, complete with floppy disks, 9 1/2 Weeks on VHS and R.E.M. cassettes.

Kirkus Indie Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Pursuit of Cool is a novel surrounding college student Lance Rally, as he seeks to rise to the top of the social ladder by finding what cool is, only to be swept into the whirlpool of its many definitions. With plenty of humor and a strong moral on the purpose of youth, The Pursuit of Cool is a strong pick for general fiction collections and those who want an original take on the college dynamic.

  –Midwest Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A splendid job… The lively dialogue is the real music of this novel.

Writers Digest

Learn more about The Pursuit of Cool

  • The Other Stories podcast, episode 20

    A writer friend of mine convinced me to do this podcast called The Other Stories. Yeah, I know… a friend convinces you to do something… but this turned out quite well. I was interviewed by Ilana Masad, the podcast host, and our discussion veered from the peculiar habits of writers, to the dangers of surfing, […]

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  • Thoughts on Writing and Surfing: Facing the Great Unknown

    You have a vision, a story, a project in mind you want to write. It tantalizes inside your brain. The only way to test it is by writing. Let’s say you want to surf. You stand on the beach and watch the ocean as waves, big and menacing, or small, or promising in shape, crash […]

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  • Here’s What Happened During My Last Promotion

    Last November I gave the Kindle Free Book promotion a whirl for three days and I reached No. 1 of the Top 100 free books in Literary Fiction. The Pursuit of Cool stayed No. 1 all three days. My deep and sincere apologies to Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte (I’m not worthy!). I […]

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