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Email: tdrobison828@yahoo.com

After sixteen years practicing law in California, having started my career as a judicial research attorney, followed by prosecuting criminal cases and later to defense work, to estate planning and probate law, in 2010 my husband and I moved to Florida where I'm enjoying the writing life.

Of utmost desire was to write No Kiss Goodbye, the story of an extraordinary journey when I was fourteen years old that taught me to love God with all of my heart, treasure my freedom above everything else, and never look back.

Through all life's setbacks, I think of Winston Churchill's words: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Never lose hope. Never stop learning.

I'd like to share this quote for life's struggles: "God never gives strength for tomorrow, or for the next hour, but only for the strain of the minute. The temptation is to face difficulties from a commonsense standpoint. The saint is hilarious when he is crushed with difficulties because [victory] is so ludicrously impossible to anyone but God." (Oswald Chambers)

My heartfelt gratitude to every one of my backers--your steadfast support for No Kiss Goodbye made this a successful journey and a dream come true! Many warm hugs to each of you ♥


Scott J. Toney -
Eden Legacy, Lazarus Man, and The Ark of Humanity

JB. Woods -
George Barrington Hunter http://www.authonomy.com/books/42008/george-barrington-hunter/

Adam Jessop (Numbers) -
Nicodemus Other

Annette Russell -

Glenn Muller -

Robert Crawson-
THIEVES (available on amazon)

favourite books

The Bible
C.S. Lewis
Oswald Chambers
Max Lucado
Victor Hugo
Alexandre Dumas
Jules Verne,
David Baldacci
Dennis Lehane

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http://nokissgoodbye.wordpress.com/     https://www.facebook.com/NoKissGoodbye

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my books

No Kiss Goodbye

T. Donna Robison

A 38-year-old mother. Two young daughters. A father left behind. An adversary who declared: "As long as I live, you will not enter America."

We never heard of Cold War refugees who escaped from Eastern Bloc nations having been denied asylum in free countries. So unique and strange were our circumstances that not one, but two countries, denied us asylum, and left us stranded in a pass-through nation.

Part I – Life in Communist Romania (Ch. 1-25)
For a glimpse of Romanian culture, family life, the adversities of living in a communist society, and the realities of a child growing up under totalitarianism

Part II – The Escape (Ch. 26-32)
Crucial developments in the summer of 1981 during President Ceausescu's regime

Part III – Without a Country (Ch. 33-44)
Months of uncertainty and struggle living in a foreign country considered a "pass-through" nation by International Law, where a surprising adversary uttered the fatal words written above, not once, but twice

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I wrote 591 days ago

I've enjoyed reading this story very much, with its complex characters and an equally complex storyline shrouded in a veil of mystery and secrecy. This is a literary gem, with beautiful descriptions and smart lines, i.e., "about as friendly as a rattlesnake in business transactions," "the line that ... view book

I wrote 592 days ago

Great start to this thriller. Visceral writing, impeccable, with powerful descriptions, yes, putting me at the scene. By the end of chapter one with a great flow and pace, I was completely intrigued. I held my breath when Ciro walked into the tent, and as a former prosecutor, I'm curious to see how ... view book

I wrote 597 days ago

Regarding Elaine Chaika's comment: Your bitter commentary serves to prove my point how the communist government treated foreign visitors with one face to bring in western currency versus its other face to us, living daily subjected to its oppression. As far as your comment about America, alth... view book

I wrote 600 days ago

I had goosebumps when I reached the line, "He had seen it all." I returned to continue reading this truly magnificent book. Great flow to this chapter, too, with such exciting, wonderful surprises, and descriptions. that make me live the adventure. Donna No Kiss Goodbye view book

I wrote 600 days ago

The concept is stunning and perfect for the thriller genre. Erik as a character is a brave undertaking, the mind of a teenager with the task of death, living with the knowledge of each person's death. It's fascinating and I'm curious to see how you develop him and how the plot unfolds over the follo... view book

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