Sunday, October 5, 2014

My pet rock Belroc

Let me tell you about my pet rock. His name is Belroc and he is really cool. Me and my brother found him at Merewether beach Australia in the Summer of 2013. He was sitting all by himself overlooking the blue ocean swell and contemplating some seriously deep notions of time travel and intergalactic religion. All the other rocks at the beach were being complete bastards to him, acting all passive aggressive and shit. But Belroc didn't pay any attention to them.

Some would argue that Belroc had brought all this animosity on himself. He has a very hard exterior and doesn't interact well with others. But me and my bro saw right past that superficial nonsense and saw that Belroc indeed had a soft side to him. He was warm, caring and never judged anyone. So we adopted him.

For those who accuse him of having no personality, well, I beg to differ. Belroc, like all of us, has his own hopes, fears, dreams and aspirations. But if you don’t spend time with him... If you don’t get to know him... Then you will never know what they are. For example, did you know his favourite actor is Dwayne Johnson? That his celebrity hall pass is Emma Stone? That his favourite band is HE IS LEGEND because they rock harder than anyone else? Or that his favourite film is The Rock, starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery?

Monday, September 15, 2014

My book is going to be in the Hollywood film Anesthesia

One of my books is headed to the big screen sometime in the not too distant future. Romy’s Garden Adventures: Christmas City is going to star as a background prop in the upcoming film Anesthesia - written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

The film stars Hollywood heavyweights Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart, Gretchen Mol and Jessica Hecht just to name a few. The plot focuses on intersecting relationships after the violent mugging of a university professor. So, in many ways, the film plot parallels Romy’s Christmas tale. However, in many more ways, it doesn’t.

Still, it makes me laugh to think that there is a chance that any one of those Hollywood stars possibly picked up my book on set, flipped through it and thought to themselves “What in the actual fuck is this piece of shit children’s book doing on the set of this awesome movie?”

Regardless of what their opinions may be of my flailed attempts at creatively expressing myself, it is an extreme honour for me to have a simple children's book I wrote immortalised on the big screen alongside some people I massively admire.

And may I just say, if you are reading this, and you are a film Producer, Director or just someone who manages props on set or whatever, I just want to state here and now, that you have 100% all my permission to use any of my books in the background of any of your films in the future. ESPECIALLY if Kristen Stewart is starring in it. Yehw!

The film is scheduled for release sometime before the end of the year. Here’s some pics of my book in action. She is a natural talent ;)

children book in anesthesia film

anesthesia film behind the scenes

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Marty McFly IS Dr Emmett Brown

Woah. Okay. I feel I need to somehow vent this brain wave that just exploded in my head. I need to put this idea down on paper to be able to re-evaluate whether or not I’m going crazy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Getting paid for writing books

This week has been a good week. I got paid close to $1500 in royalties for sales of my story Animal Friends: Floating Orange Cubes. At the start of the year, the book hit the Amazon charts after a reddit AMA I did hit the front page. Kids all around the world ended up checking it out. Even this guy had a read.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sequel to Animal Friends coming soon

I probably shouldn’t say coming soon, but yeh, it’s coming... it will most likely be ready around Christmas 2014. I’m going to look for a publisher to get this book in to stores across Australia, but rest assured if no publisher is interested, I shall release the book myself.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

You can buy my book with Dogecoins now

If you have some spare Dogecoins lying around and feel like reading an epub version of a story you haven’t heard much about, now you can. My story. Yeh. So Much Wow.

You can buy my book ANIMAL FRIENDS: FLOATING ORANGE CUBES using Dogecoins at It’s a story about animals.

Buy my children’s book with Dogecoins

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kids Reading Books

It makes my soul smile that kids all around the world are reading children’s stories I have written. Here’s a video of Carter & Riley, some kids from the good old US of A, reading my book Romy’s Garden Adventures: Christmas City sent to me by their mum Cristy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glowing CSS Amazon Button

Are you an author linking to your books on Amazon with boring text or some horrible image that you grabbed from google images? Why not use the same CSS Amazon button that I use. It’s all glowey and stuff. Ooohhh... Animation...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Friends For Life

For checking out my story ANIMAL FRIENDS: FLOATING ORANGE CUBES and for supporting my writing adventures, I consider these fine folk my... FRIENDS FOR LIFE! If you too are a reader of this book, and would like to have your picture added to below, tweet your picture to @authorRT and it will be added asap.

guy with long hair and a book on his nose

guys takes a selfie with a picture book

cool looking kid with a book

hot girl touching a book to her head

lovely woman reading a book

a dog reading a book on kindle

kid looking down at a new book

cool guys with a book doing a pointy thing

cute girl reading a book and drinking

guy holding a book in his room

milf reading a book

big guy with glasses reads a book to his daughter

man with glasses holding a book

hot girl reading a book on computer screen

girl reading a book to her dog

If you don’t have Twitter, there is another way :D (Nature found a way) You can just email it to me. My email is robert DOT s DOT towner AT gmail DOT com.

Not sure where to get a copy? Click here to get yours.

Remember, the picture needs to have you and the book together for it to be included.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thanks Reddit

Last weekend I did an AMA on reddit where people could come and just ask me questions about anything and just kind of hang out. I had an absolute blast and met some really cool people all over the world. You can read the entire AMA here.