Robert Tralins

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Robert Tralins (April 28, 1926 – May 20, 2010) was a prolific author/novelist whose career began in the 1960s and continued until his death. He is best known for his first-hand research and story collections featured on the television shows Miracles and Other Wonders and Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.


When Madam Sherry, an infamous Miami, Florida, madam, dictated Pleasure Was My Business, her tell-all memoirs, Tralins transcribed her dictations. The book was put on trial in rem and banned in the State of Florida. The ban was later reversed in a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. (See TRALINS v. GERSTEIN, 378 U.S. 576 (1964)). In an internationally publicized lawsuit filed by ex-King Farouk of Egypt claiming never to have been in Miami, Tralins produced documentary evidence that he had indeed been, and won a $750,000 libel lawsuit and judgment against him.

Tralins has published 251 books under his own name and a dozen pseudonyms, including Sean O'Shea. He is best known for his novels Squaresville Jag, The Cozmozoids, Android Armageddon, Black Pirate, Panther John, the Miss From S.I.S. series, the Valentine Flynn novels, a dozen mind, body, spirit books, and numerous historical novels.

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