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Sep 29, 2017: If I Had Five More Minutes …

By Dale Perini My wife, Karen, whom I have been married to for 55 years as of February 9, 2018, is afflicted with Alzheimer’s. I took her to see a Neurologist for the first time in 2004. He said her only problem was the ability to focus, which supposedly happens to a lot to long […]

Sep 29, 2017: #1 Memory Challenge – Sample Videos and Posts

The #1 Memory Challenge is easy! It’s 3 steps! 1) Record a memory through a video, photo and/or writing a story and post it on social media. 2) Challenge 2-5 others to share a memory and tag them. 3) Give them 24 hours to accomplish the challenge or to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association (or […]

Sep 29, 2017: #1 Memory Challenge – How to Upload a Video to FB from iPhone/IPad

Some folks have asked me how to upload a video to FB for the #1MemoryChallenge, so I thought I’d offer this quick tutorial. I hope it helps! Once you have created a video, go to where the videos are stored (on IOS it’s in the Photos app). Click on the video. Then choose the Share button […]

May 28, 2017: Lisa Genova – What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s (TED)

This presentation is worth watching and linking to. There are so many truths about Alzheimer’s here. 

Jul 20, 2016: USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog Featured Robin Perini’s Hope … a World Without Alzheimer’s

I’m so honored that USA Today chose to feature an article about my inspiration for my latest book, Forgotten Secrets and my efforts to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association! Robin Perini’s story of hope … for a world without Alzheimer’s

Jul 20, 2016: Alzheimer’s Patients Can Fool Us!

In the very earliest stages, our loved one can really fool us. They are so normal in so many ways we don’t realize the subtle changes. Looking back, although I didn’t really think about it at the time, Karen changed her behavior in very small ways.   For example, she gradually stopped cooking. I think […]

Jul 13, 2016: Is it Alzheimer’s – Not an easy question or answer!

Our family knew something was not quite right with Karen and at the advise of one of my closest friends who was a Doctor, she was seen by a Neurologist in the largest city near us. The Neurologist told us Karen definitely DID NOT have Alzheimer’s. His diagnosis was that Karen just lacked concentration and needed […]

Jul 07, 2016: Get all 3 Montgomery books for $5.60 this month ONLY!

For the month of July you can get all 3 Montgomery books for $5.60 if you haven’t another one already. Click here to find them!     

Jul 01, 2016: Our Alzheimer’s Journey: The Unnoticed Early Stages

My wife, Karen, of 58 years is 75 years old and started showing signs of mild cognitive impairment in her early 60s. One of the first things I noticed, as a Junior High Home Economics Teacher, that she was always the last person to leave school. Sometimes I would drive by after dark and her car […]

Jun 30, 2016: About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and causes difficulty with memory, thinking and behavior. I won’t attempt to rehash all of the information available elsewhere, but I will provide a few bits of information (source – Alzheimer’s Association), then I’ll point you to some excellent resources. (And if you have any additional resources […]

Jun 30, 2016: #1 Memory Challenge – You Are Not Alone!

My name is Robin Perini and my mother is in the final stage of Alzheimer’s Disease. Through this difficult journey, I have learned how very valuable our memories are. Please consider joining me in the #1MemoryChallenge to: 1) Encourage sharing of memories with others before they are lost 2) Increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease, those […]

Apr 29, 2016: Georgia Romance Writers – Wielding the Power of Story

I had a blast in Georgia earlier this month. I was so honored to have been asked by the Georgia Romance Writers to speak. I created a new day-long workshop called, Wielding the Power of Story: Secrets to Taking Your Writing to the Next Level.  As usual, I had to speak too fast. We covered so much material. As […]

Oct 11, 2015: LERA – Never a Dull Moment

I had a blast doing my working, Ready, Set, Go: Creating A Compelling Beginning to Your Novel at the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA) yesterday!! LERA members aren’t shy, by any means, and they absolutely kept me on my toes the whole time. What fun! As promised, here are the handouts and presentation (the […]

Oct 03, 2015: SouthWest Writers – What a Fun Time

I had a fantastic time at SouthWest Writers today. They are such a great group. I gave a brand new workshop on creating suspense and I actually finished the talk–though I will admit to speeding through the last three slides. I only made 50 handouts, and there were not enough, so, as promised, here are the […]

Sep 26, 2015: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Is Here (Albquerque, NM)

September 26 is the day of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I’m walking in honor of my mother, Karen Perini, and in honorof my father, whose love and devotion of her epitomizes the very definition of hero. I have a great team who has agreed to take part with me. Here’s the Team Perini Page.  […]

Aug 16, 2015: Walk to End Alzheimer’s!! – Get Involved! Please!

Dear Friends and Family, This isn’t my usual type of post, but I wanted to share something with my wonderful reader and writer family! One of the reasons you haven’t seen a book from me, and won’t for a bit longer (though I’m working on Rafe’s story from the Carder Texas books), is that I have […]

Aug 09, 2015: Creating your Story’s Backbone at Esther Bone Memorial Library

On January 16, 2016 from 1 PM – 3 PM, Robin will be giving her standing-room-only workshop, The Power of Turning Points at Esther Bone Memorial Library. Registration is required. Anyone age 16 and older can sign up at from within Calendar of Events, or call 891-5012, ext. 3128 or stop by the library information desk. […]

Aug 09, 2015: I Stayed Up Until Four AM at SWW

On October 3, 2015, Robin will be giving a brand new workshop, I Stayed Up Until Four AM: Creating and Maintaining Suspense at Southwest Writers Workshop.  Here’s the low-down. As writers we want to grab our readers on the first page and never let them go. Suspense is the key, and it’s not just for mysteries and […]

Aug 09, 2015: Ready, Set, Go! at LERA

October 10, 2015 Robin will be giving a new workshop, Ready, Set, Go!: Creating a Compelling Beginning to your Novel at the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors. Here’s the low-down. You have three paragraphs to hook your reader, but a great hook is just the start of a great beginning. You also need a great first scene. In […]

Apr 04, 2015: The Carolyn Readers Choice Award – Nomination

Game of Fear and Secret Obsession have been named finalists in The Carolyn Readers Choice Award for 2015. The Carolyn Award was created in 2013 to honor Carolyn Williamson, a founding member of the North Texas chapter of RWA. She has served the chapter in almost every capacity and is one of the earliest members of […]

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