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Robinson, David L. 1963-

Robinson, David L. 1963-
(Devenare)

PERSONAL:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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—.

MEMBER:

National Black MBA Association, National Sales Network Association.

WRITINGS:


(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.

SIDELIGHTS:

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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