Bio and Books


"If you like politics, you'll love my books. If you hate politics, I kill politicians. So there's something for everyone." Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson has spent nearly four decades in politics and law, including a stint on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director/Chief Counsel to then-Congressman Jim Bunning (R-KY). He has been active in all levels of politics, from advising candidates on the national level to walking door-to-door in city council races. He ran for the United States Congress in 1998.

Rick's first book, The Maximum Contribution, took the genre of political thriller by storm, winning recognition at the Next Generation Indie Books Awards and the Hollywood Book Festival. He followed up with others in the series Sniper Bid (USA Book News Best Books of 2009), Manifest Destiny (Indie Book of the Year), Writ of Mandamus (Grand Prize London Book Festival) and The Advance Man

Rick is also the author of Alligator Alley, a contemporary fiction novel he refers to as "a coming of age novel for gray hairs who never really came of age." After that effort, he assisted America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. pen his biography: From Washing Cars to Holly Wood Star.

Recently, Rick went from fiction to fantasy when he co-authored a political/sports thriller with his friend Dennis Hetzel that puts the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.  Killing the Curse has become a favorite of both thriller readers and sports fans.

As a conservative humorist, 48 percent of Americans think Rick's political commentaries for various national publications are devoid of any journalistic value whatsoever — let alone humor. Of the remaining 52 percent, half of them think his columns are serious. Yet, the remaining group helped make his collection of columns, titled Strange Bedfellow, premiere at No. 1 on Amazon’s Top Seller List of political humor. 

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Rick is back in DC as general counsel for a major trade association where he spends his evening practicing for his next career as an Irish Punk-Rock mandolin player. 

Rick Robinson is published by Publisher Page, an imprint of Headline Books.