Hi! I’m Robin Pawlak.

I was a teacher for 31 years in Red Deer, Alberta (Canada). I had boatloads of fun with my students, but three decades is a long time, so I decided to retire to something a little quieter. Nowadays, I spend most of my time in my office, making stuff up and muttering to myself. Some say this is a sure sign that all that time with children drove me mad. This may be true. But if one writes his imaginings down, he can call himself an author, which is a somewhat more respectable title than lunatic.

Space Cadets is my first novel. Its sequel is scheduled for release in the fall of 2021.

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The countdown is on! The *new, improved* 😉 Space Cadets is the same basic story that has earned it Amazon reviews averaging 4.88/5 stars. The new version will have a spectacular new cover by the ridiculously talented Kylie Kornelsen, along with textual revisions for clarification and improved character development.

Launch date: April 13 on Amazon!

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