Bullying 101

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEAs National Bullying Awareness Month 2020 comes to a close, I thought I’d share a little about bullying in general rather than a summary of a specific true-crime case. Perhaps if we understand the bully, we may be better equipped to council our children and grandchildren so they don’t become a bullying victim. Read More

The Sky is not the Limit

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #253: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime case involving middle school students.

I first shared this case in October 2018 – you can read it here: The Bullied Student Who Persevered. I looked into a possible follow up post on the victim and found an amazing survival journey that warranted an update. Read More

The Biggest Bully

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author, websiteBLOG POST #251: Research on an incident involving a middle school teacher.

This school bullying case differs from most. In this true-crime case, there were several bullies in a classroom tormenting a student—including the teacher.  Read More

Bunker Hostage

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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This case is struck a chord in my heart as a parent, grandparent, and as a former school bus driver.

Have you ever known anyone who prepares for the worst—often referred to as a Prepper? They may have a storage room filled with supplies or, in this case, a fully stocked, fortified underground bunker in his back yard.

BLOG POST #236: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a decorated veteran who fell on hard times, became angry and paranoid, blaming the government for everything. Read More

Not So Fast

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR, WEBSITEWhile schools were closed due to an abundance of caution with the COVID-19 outbreak, the court system continued to sentenced people for school-related crimes.

This woman thought she’d set herself up for a comfortable retirement life. Not so fast—she received a wake-up call when law enforcement came knocking.

BLOG POST #229: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school student finance clerk.

She had worked as a student finance clerk for 19 years before she retired. Almost two years after she’d retired, she was indicted on 222 felony embezzlement counts. Read More