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A Novella
Robert X. Golphin

Of this you can be certain: You will die.

After a devastating loss, a graduate student’s personal relationships and the road to becoming a successful screenwriter are thrown into jeopardy. The unexpected turmoil forces him to reckon with his fear of self-mortality and the mortality of those around him. His deep-seated insecurities, and the power of people's words (and his own), will rock him to his core.

Is anyone ever prepared to be hindered in their pursuits, to be told no, to be blindsided, or to possibly abandon a dream? 

Funny, with the most masterfully laid plans, a titan of blueprints, an envied network; not to mention great loves and friendships, your journey will end and it will be out of your control.

Along with geniuses, dynamic leaders, satisfied followers, the lazy, the broken, the unimaginative and even the unlucky, your final hour without question, is something that no man can halt.

In your time of judgment, as you make your transition from earthly things, will your experiences in the world have been optimal or squandered?

Cold Night In A Warm Season probes self-identity, sparring with destiny, wrestling with internal curveballs and external obstacles, facing detractors, owning your environment, discovering where your heart lies, and deciding what matters most in life.

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"My goodness, I'm loving (Robert's) book!"

"I think it is sensational. It should definitely be on the bestseller list. I am savoring every page. I'm so impressed.


"This is awesome. (Robert is) an amazing (writer). (He has) to write another book soon."

"Well Written And Captivating."​

"After enjoying Robert X. Golphin’s writing in short films, which he also produced, I was excited to hear of him writing a BOOK!

Each chapter is short enough to make you want to keep reading on and finish the entire book. 


"His writing style engages the reader to make you feel like you were in some scenes. There was so much detail, yet still leaving some imagination and interpretation for the reader. I think my favorite thing about this reading was that there was not just one focus or storyline. 


"This book included a story of relationship, family, parenting (I could relate to the single mother and ONLY CHILD SYNDROME), all while talking about the dream of pursuing the passion of arts. Very well written and I will be reading this book for a second time soon. I enjoyed it and would recommend to others!"


"This is an interesting book which on the surface is about a young person who is trying to become a successful screenwriter. But as you read it, it touches on many aspects of life including school, person(al) relationships, doubts, perseverance, societal expectations, culture, love, family, illness and death. Overall, it’s an insightful novella about contemporary life."

“Robert has) some scenes that hit home. Like the argument with the girlfriend, thats heavy, because many of us have been through that. Also when the agent talks about how the market works, it’s so raw and so ruthless. (Robert) really conveyed that. I really appreciated that about (his) book." 

"With all of the dialogue, it seems like the book could also be turned into a play or screenplay."

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