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Meet the Writers
While he's already made a name for himself with his series of bestselling mysteries (written as R. D. Zimmerman), Robert Alexander has reinvented himself as a historical novelist with The Kitchen Boy and Rasputin's Daughter. In our interview, Alexander revealed some of his writing rituals. "I'm kind of like a village idiot," he jokes. "I put on a piece of music, put it on repeat, and listen to it for a month [while I write]... it's like hypnosis."