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Penned in St. Louis: Robin Tidwell

Penned in St. Louis: Robin Tidwell

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Robin Tidwell says she is spending about 60 hours a week on her book-related businesses. Not only is she writing a dystopian trilogy (the latest book is “Reused”), she and her husband opened All on the Same Page bookstore in Creve Coeur in October 2011. Now she’s started Rocking Horse Publishing. Tidwell, 48, says she and her husband, Dennis, have five children “between them” and three grandchildren. She answered questions by email. For more: allonthesamepagebookstore.com.

Why did you start a bookstore? • Dennis was working almost 60 hours a week, and we wanted to do something together — it’s not the first business we’ve owned. We probably stock around 10,000 titles or so, plus more than 70 local authors.

Two locally owned bookstores closed last year. Do you think you can make it?  • Yes. I think there are two things we really have going for us: We have no employees to pay, and we strongly support and encourage local authors, even those who self-publish.

How long have you been writing? • All my life, really, but professionally for about 10 years.

Jane Henderson is book editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Follow her online at stltoday.com/books and on Twitter @stlbooks.

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