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Robinson, David L. 1963-

Robinson, David L. 1963-


Born September 18, 1963, in Norfolk, VA; son of Surley (a military driver) and Virginia (a housekeeper and supervisor) Robinson; children: Justin David Artybridge, Brittney Nicole Boyd. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Norfolk State University; B.S.; Roosevelt University, M.B.A., 2002. Religion: Nondenominational. Hobbies and other interests: Baking, cooking, reading.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Platinum One Publishing, 21 W. 551 North Ave., Ste. 132, Lombard, IL 60148.


Writer and educator. Royal Wholesalers, Portsmouth, VA, business manager, 1987-90; Circle Restaurant, NC, first cook, 1990-97; Manhattan Bagel, Virginia Beach, VA, prep baker, 1998-2000; Business Development Associates, Chicago, IL, marketing Consultant, 2000-02; Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, adjunct faculty, 2002—.


National Black MBA Association, National Sales Network Association.


(Coeditor) Emotional Deception (fiction), Platinum One Publishing (Lombard, IL), 2004.

Contributor to the Internet Web site International Library of Poetry. Some writing appears under the pseudonym Devenare.


David L. Robinson told CA: "I enjoy entertaining people, telling stories, being the life of the party. Creative energy motivates me: talking with people and putting a spin on the conversation and making a story of it. I was once terminated from a job as a cook for telling stories instead of working. I am influenced by objectives and accomplishing goals, by turning a difficult situation around and making it interesting, and by anyone who has overcome a difficult task as well. I am an advocate of change. My writing process is consistent, isolated into my own mystical thought. I write best first thing in the morning before the day begins, when I can focus mentally. When I was writing my novel, I was in a ‘transillusion state of mind;’ it was like being at a place where the destiny is certain, but the journey is unknown. However, writing the cookbook is more like preparing a lesson plan. There is a means to an end."

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