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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Receive Me Falling (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hemingway's Girl (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me Zelda (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Beauty (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Hawthorne (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
#Hockeystrong (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Woman (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters of Night and Fog (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Twelve Miles (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Erika Robuck is a bestselling author of historical fiction that is best known for the novel “Hemingway’s Girl.” Erika Robuck made her debut when she penned “Receive Me Falling” in 2009 and has never looked back since.

Aside from her novels, she has also contributed to anthologies such as “Grand Central” and “Author in Progress,” which is an essay collection by “Writers Digest.” For her work, she won the Author of the Year Award in Annapolis, where she lives with her husband and three sons.

She is also a member of the Millay Society, the Hemingway Society, and the Historical Novel Society. She also writes and maintains a historical fiction blog where she analyzes the latest historical fiction works.

Erika was born and brought up in Annapolis, Maryland, which she has said is a great place that combines the present and the past. Growing up, she was a huge lover of books as she understood the power of stories from very early on.

During this time, her father was an employee of a freight forwarding company and often stumbled on little treasures all the time. One day, he brought Erika Robuck an old tattered copy of “James and The Giant Peach” and it was then that her lifelong passion for stories was stoked.

She has always felt that books want to come home to her and be read. Erika started writing short stories, poetry, songs and plays while she was still a child. When she was in middle and high school, she graduated to writing manuscripts for long-form fiction.

In college, she minored in Literature. When she started a family she found that she had a lot of free time which she used to embark on her novel-writing career. It has been more than a decade since she started and has shown no signs of slowing down.

Erika Robuck’s journey to publication was inspired by a desire to tell the story of West Indies slavery. Since “Receive Me Falling” was her debut, she did not have any publishing experience. As such, her work was a mish-mash of two genres, and finding an agent was difficult.

Since many of the members of her book clubs loved it, she decided to self-publish her novel. Still, she believes that self-publishing helped get her ready for traditional publishing. She had to meet with book clubs, secure event venues, and reach out to bloggers and reviewers.

While she had a lot of success with the self-publishing of her debut, she still desired to be self-published. Having learned all about how the publishing industry worked, she applied it and finally got “Hemingway’s Girl” published by a traditional publisher.

That being said, she was lucky that she embarked on self-publishing at a time when it was still new and hence there was not so much competition. This made it easier to become a success, even though she can not discount the many hours she spent at festivals and fairs peddling her works.

“Hemingway’s Girl” by Erika Robuck is a work set in Key West during the Depression era.

The lead is the daughter of a Cuban woman and American fisherman, Mariella Bennet. She is struggling to support her family after the death of her father.
Heading to a bordello and bar she puts all her money on a risky boxing match and it is not long before she catches the attention of World War I veteran Gavin Murray and Ernest Hemingway a world-famous writer.

Mariella is hired by Pauline, who is the writer’s second wife, and enters a world of celebrity-filled, extravagant, and lavish parties and elaborate jaunts into the lake. Getting caught up in the excesses and tensions of the Hemingways, the attention of the world-famous writer could turn out to be very dangerous.
Will she find a way to fulfill her dreams while avoiding crossing a line with Ernest Hemingway who is known for being very volatile? As a massive storm bears down on the islands, she is facing up to some hard truths and could just lose everything she holds dear.

Erika Robuck’s novel “Call Me Zelda” is a work told from a second-person perspective of Anna her nurse. It is set in 1932 where Anna is working at a psychiatric hospital. The two women are soon fast, friends, as Anna is strongly drawn to the vivacious personality of the nurse.

Everyone tells her not to get too close or attached but she cannot help herself. Zelda and her friend have a rocky love-hate relationship that is similar to that of Heathcliff and Cathy in Wuthering Heights. They love each other so much and cannot stay away from each other even though their love may hurt others in their community.

Anna is a damaged woman who lost her child and husband and has never recovered from the tragedy. Somehow, by connecting with Zelda she gets some comfort and slowly her wounds have been healing.

It is a brilliant thriller that follows Anna as she interacts with the Fitzgeralds in a story of emotions, struggle, emotions, and grief brought about by the Great Depression.

“The Invisible Woman” by Erika Robuck is the story of Virginia Hall, an American that during the Second World War worked as a spy for the allies. For her heroics, she got honorary membership in the Order of the British Empire, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the French title Croix de Guerre.

“The Invisible Woman” opens in March 1944 right up to June 1945 when the war came to an end. It also uses flashbacks to go back to times before the war. Having witnessed too much loss of life, Virginia who uses Diane as a code name is feeling a lot of guilt for the part she played.

In 1944, she has been singled out by the Gestapo as one of the spies they need to apprehend. Consequently, her image has been splattered all over France.
Things are made worse by the fact that she is an amputee with a wooden leg that walks with a limp which makes avoiding detection particularly difficult. But no one is better at disguises than Virginia and she manages to make her limp an element of her famous old lady disguise.

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