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.
Selected Published Works
How to Be a Power Closer in Selling (1960)
Dynamic Selling (1961)
Pleasure Was My Business (1963)
Squaresville Jag (1965)
The Chic Chick Spy (1966)
The Cosmozoids (1966)
What a Way to Go! (1966) Valentine Flynn No. 1 (writing as Sean O'Shea)
Strange Events Beyond Human Understanding (1966)
Operation Boudoir (1967) Valentine Flynn No. 2 (writing as Sean O'Shea)
Win with Sin (1967) Valentine Flynn No. 3 (writing as Sean O'Shea)
The Nymph Island Affair (1967) Valentine Flynn No. 4 (writing as Sean O'Shea)
Invasion of The Nymphomaniacs (1967) Valentine Flynn No. 5 (writing as Sean O'Shea)
Clairvoyant Strangers (1968)
The Topless Kitties (1968) Valentine Flynn No. 6 (writing as Sean O'Shea)