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Robin Caroll

Robin Caroll

Robin Caroll has authored several books including Bayou Justice and Melody of Murder. She gives back to the writing community as conference director for the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A proud southerner through and through, Robin lives with her husband and three daughters in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Robin Caroll: Digging Up the Truth

Robin Caroll: Digging Up the Truth

(November 2012)
C.J. Darlington
The vast amount of everything Robin Caroll writes is personal.

For her novel To Write A Wrong, she pulled much of the emotional impact from events in her own life and family, but the suspense author also did extensive research. “I had the opportunity to sit in on several court cases,” she says. “I was astounded how often people lie. Things aren’t always as they seem in trials.”

Interviewing everyone from bailiffs to FBI agents, Caroll realized that shortcuts can and are taken in the rush for a conviction. “With the right people on their side, guilty parties can literally get away with just about any crime, even murder. If you read the papers, watch the news, or listen to the radio, you hear story after story about injustices. Social. Legal. Human. It literally breaks my heart. With these realizations, the theme of the Justice Seekers series was born.”

To Write A Wrong is book two and finds reporter Riley Baxter vowing to prove the innocence of a man jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. She soon finds herself in mortal danger. “One of the most disheartening facts I learned,” Caroll adds, “was how many people are convicted and sent to prison, only years later to be proven innocent when forensic science advances. To me, this is horrible and inconceivable.”

Through her novels Caroll hopes to challenge readers and bring tough subjects to light, always allowing the spiritual takeaway to develop organically. “It’s my job to put that on the page with realism, but not beat anyone over the head,” she says. “Sometimes we have to get a little dirt on us to be realistic. I want readers to be entertained, yes, but I hope after reading each book in the Justice Seekers series, they’ll be changed in some way.”

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!



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