Douglas Robbins began his writing career at a young age when one of his teachers asked the class to write a poem. In that moment he found a power in words that he never had found anywhere else.
According to Robbins, “As time passed, I started to write more seriously because it was the only profession that ever made sense. It wasn’t so much a career move; it was a move out of necessity.”
Robbins grew up, attended college, then joined the workforce but continued to write in his spare time. Frustrated with one dead-end job after another, he finally decided to take his chances with the only profession that ever made sense. He explains,
I left my thankless corporate job after years of waking up sick and dreading each day. Though I had little money in the bank, I decided right then if I were going to live or die, it would be by the pen.
He is currently working on the novel Enter the Fire and a book of short stories My Burning Mind (working title). There is also a novella titled Narican, a sci-fi fantasy.
Robbins lives near the Catskill Mountains with his wife and family. He enjoys motorcycling and the martial arts.