LIVERMORE FALLS — From the time she could talk, Robin Hakala, whose books are under the name Robin Lynn Moore, knew she loved three things, books, music and art.

What better way to express those loves than by writing, playing guitar and singing, and painting?

She wrote ‘A Shred of Dignity’ as a form of therapy (cheaper than a psychiatrist) and then stuck it in a box under her bed for ten years. Once she blew the dust off and took it out, and had it published, she was hooked.

Robin works on writing books whenever there is spare time. To date, five books are completed. They are as follows:

A Shred of Dignity: (an autobiography)

This is a compelling autobiography that exemplifies a young girl’s life of poverty, sexual improprieties and family dysfunction in Maine and Maryland during times of sexual revolution and social unrest. The story is a representation of a coming of age, and decisions that led to the ultimate choice of being a victim or survivor. The poems interspersed throughout this real life story, solidify the feelings expressed in a way that the chapters alone cannot, all leading to capitalizing on the shred of dignity.

Connecting the Dots (an autobiography)

In a day and age where social morays and family values and years of traditional thinking give way to a new world, a woman gladly facing the empty nest syndrome, and a new life in a new home, starts finding herself by connecting the dots, and in this true life story, sets upon a path with only herself to answer to, and daring to ask herself; what are my dreams and how do I go about fulfilling them? Wherein the previous autobiography asks life questions, this one attempts to answer them. It’s a personal journey to find one’s own truth.

Cubby’s Cave (a biography)

Cubby’s Cave is a tale of one man’s journey in life. It’s a story set in Maine during the unrest of the sixties, with the Viet Nam war going on and, the disillusionment of the presidency during Nixon’s impeachment. Cub grew up in the midst of poverty, sexual impropriety and family dysfunction. He tells of his military experience, his debilitating disease of alcoholism, his court battles, and emotional battles with PTSD. It’s a story of survival and salvation through God and Martial Arts.

Dance in Your Head (an autobiography)

This is a continuation of two previous autobiographies, ‘A Shred of Dignity’, and ‘Connecting the Dots’. It brings the reader up to date. Interspersed with humor and sadness, and poetry, it shows a woman’s life with all of it’s’ faults, failures, thoughts and at times, progress in this journey we call life.

If Only we had Tissues (Living with Crazy) (a biography)

This is a story of one woman’s quest to find her true identity in the gray area between mania and depression. Ruthann came from a dysfunctional childhood, and found herself battling something she didn’t understand by the time she reached her late twenties. Not having been diagnosed with bi-polar disease until later in life, the mood swings she suffered through were baffling.

Her story is one of survival, sadness and humor, as well as everyday life.

As she makes her way through weight gain and loss, relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, and bouts of mania, she manages at the same time to win people’s hearts and have us rooting for her success. We don’t want her to be a victim of these circumstances, and we find ourselves in her corner, as she makes her way through the maze of mental illness and all that it implies.

The book Robin is working on at present is called ‘Beyond Instinct’. It is an account of Donna Reed’s life and her experiences with domestic, exotic, and wild animals.

These books are available for sale at Amazon.com and kindle under the pen name: Robin Lynn Moore.

The books have been published by Alan Hakala. He owns and operates Barn Hole Publications. The pertinent information is as follows:

Barn Hole Publications

Have you ever wanted to write a book, but do not know how to get it published? Barn Hole Publications will publish for a fraction of the cost of big publishing companies. FMH, e-mail [email protected] or call 207-320-0355.


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