Welcome to The House of the Carrion Eaters (Domus Necrophagous). My name is Nikolas P. Robinson, and this is where I share updates on my creative pursuits, book (and other media) reviews, and random thoughts on everything from politics to whatever the hell else I might have on my mind.
I wish that I had some grand tale to tell, about my life and where I’ve been…but I would be lying. I could tell you that I’m the product of a severely broken home, but that’s about as typical and common as it gets. I could tell you stories of abuse and neglect, pain and fear that molded me into the man that I’ve become…but who the hell hasn’t got stories like that to tell? I could talk of death and loss, how I was shaped throughout my childhood and into young adult life by what seemed like a constant series of events with that common theme…but who really cares but me, and those others who were impacted by said events?
Besides, those things aren’t who I am, they are the random and sundry items that helped me to become who I am. This is supposed to be about me, present configuration…and what I am today.
I am a father, a grandfather, a college dropout, an author, a photographer, an avid reader, a former musician, and so many other things…and yet, a lot of the time I feel like I am nothing at all. I’m borderline obsessed with exercise and fitness routines, though my diet could be improved dramatically if I were really disciplined…I do happen to have adequate discipline to fulfill a regular exercise regimen, though, which is something at least. My (un)healthy obsession with exercise and the like stems from the fact that I have the psychological state of an adolescent girl and suffer from body dysmorphia…but that’s the least of my issues really, so I don’t really worry too much about trying to remedy the problem.
At the time I am updating this, I have two novels, a novella, and two collections of short fiction (one including poetry) available. Additionally, I am releasing regular exclusive short fiction material through Godless and I have another novel soon to be released through Madness Heart Press, along with much more writing in progress.
I spent three years as a double major in physics and chemistry, but life got in the way and I had to leave school temporarily (which has extended to more than ten years)…and I don’t know if I will ever be returning, not while I have any children at home (and there is still one) and can’t skate by without working full-time.
That’s really about all there is to know, all that matters anyhow.