Created by author William P. Robertson and filmmaker Mark Polonia, GHOSTS investigates 18 haunted places in Pennsylvania and Western New York. A blend of history and horror, the film combines insightful commentary with sound effects and eye-popping visuals. Some of the highlights include the Shadow People of the Hinsdale House, the headless ghost of Old Fort Niagara, and Luke the Spook, who terrified teens in Bradford, PA. To order a copy of GHOSTS, send a check for $10 plus $3 shipping and handling to…Read more
In this second book of stories culled from William P. Robertson's childhood, the author struggles to make sense of adolescence. These are coming of age tales in every sense of the word. Teen dating, teen drinking, and outdoor adventures create many memorable scenes in which nerves are rubbed raw. Fun with friends like "Beany" and "Pie Man" often goes awry and turns sinister. Robertson's perverse father, Paul, also adds to his distress. Things were simpler growing up in a rural suburb in the 1950's and…Read more
MISDEEDS AND MISADVENTURES is William P. Roberton's tribute to Ernest Hemingway. Featuring twenty-two stories for men, the book sizzles with nonstop action. The collection begins with two grim tales from the Civil War. One is about an ambushed Union gold shipment while the other describes Lincoln's assassination in gristly detail. There are also scary fishing trips and hunting adventures with startling twists. Factory life adds gritty realism to a couple of the tales. College high jinks brings comic relief…Read more
STORIES FROM THE OLDEN DAYS takes the reader on a nostalgic ride back to the baby boom era of the 1950s and '60s. William P. Robertson describes the book as a combination of MAD MAGAZINE and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. With humor being the main focus, each story is arranged like a Spike Jones parody record. It starts with a sentimental memory from Robertson's childhood and ends with a funny punchline. Some of the topics covered are Little League Baseball, sled riding, tree houses, and childhood mischief. The…Read more
A book trailer for the Alleghenies novels designed by Comcast Spotlight aired during Pittsburgh Pirate games on Root Sports during June. Now, it is available on You Tube. Follow this link to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhLMWCa5zXs&feature=youtu.be or just go to the Links page.
Creating a board game can be a battle in itself. Author William P. Robertson and artist David Cox discuss the trials of developing "A Bucktail Civil War Game: Escape from the Peninsula" on this episode of CONVERSATIONS, Mansfield University's TV talk show hosted by Dennis Miller. The creators discuss the history behind the game, how the game is played, and the problems they encountered bringing the project to life. To view the program, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inYxWHdZvFo
I just received word that over the past year bucktailsandbroomsticks.com received a million hits. Many thanks to the fans, friends, and Bucktail enthusiasts who visited! Going viral is VERY special for a guy from small town Pennsylvania like me.
William P. Robertson
A ROBYL PRESS INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM P. ROBERTSON
(Co-creator of A BUCKTAIL CIVIL WAR GAME: ESCAPE FROM THE PENINSULA)
Editor: What was the inspiration for your new Bucktail game?
Robertson: I co-wrote seven novels about the famous 13th Pennsylvania Reserve Civil War Regiment and was looking for a unique way to promote the series. After much brainstorming, my co-authors and I struck upon the idea of doing a board game that would be fun and educational for our readers and us, too.
Editor: Is the game based…Read more
Robyl Press has just released BUCKTAIL TALES, a 43 minute audio book of battle scenes, folklore, and rough humor culled from the Bucktail novel series by William P. Robertson and David Rimer. Read by Robertson, the excerpts capture the escapades and heroics of the famed Civil War sharpshooters who served in the 42nd and 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry units. The CD traces the history of the marksmen from the birth of the original Bucktail Regiment in April 1861 through the deadly battles of Second…Read more
With publication of THE BUCKTAIL BROTHERS: BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD by Infinity Publishing on May 1st, the historical fiction novel series about the 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers by William P. Robertson and David Rimer is now complete. Robertson was forced to finish this book alone after Rimer, his long-time writing partner, decided to retire after they penned THE BUCKTAIL BROTHERS OF THE FIGHTING 149TH.
The new book picks up the action after the Battle of Gettysburg where the "New Bucktails" lost 80% of their…Read more