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About robbskidmore88

Robb Skidmore writes 'upmarket literary' fiction. He is the author of “The Pursuit of Cool”, a critically acclaimed coming-of-age novel about love, music, and the 80s, and the novella “The Surfer.” His short stories have appeared in many publications. When not writing, he enjoys traveling, finding music for his iPod, and staring at the sky with wonder and appreciation.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Here’s What Happened During My Last Promotion

From today, Sat May 31st, until Tuesday June 3rd, The Pursuit of Cool will be available on Kindle for .99 cents! Normally, the novel normally sells for $4.99, so this special sales price is an 80% discount. It will be … Continue reading

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Jim Morrison’s Great Leap of Faith

When you measure it off, it’s an impressive leap that possesses a healthy danger. Water’s edge of the pool is nine feet away from the two story bungalow. The rail of the top floor balcony, where Jim Morrison planted a … Continue reading

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Letters From the J. Crew Dude, Part 3 — The Conclusion

To those readers who have not read Part 1 and Part 2 of Letters From the J. Crew Dude, I strongly urge you to do so before you read Part 3. You will understand the overall flow and have a … Continue reading

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“The Spectacular Now” and the New Era of Coming-of-Age Movies

This summer has seen the collapse of mega-budget blockbuster special effects movies such as “Pacific Rim,” “The Lone Ranger” and “After Earth.” The computer generated mega-destruction has been exposed to be as boring and predictable as last year’s video game … Continue reading

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On Sunsets and the Importance of Hanging Around

I have a thing about dusk, my favorite time of day, and sunsets. I think sunsets are nature’s most exquisite art. They never fail to put me in a relaxed state of awe. They are never the same, even second … Continue reading

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