NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans author Jerome Robbins will return to his hometown in 2017 as part of the “Romeos and Juliet” series of fiction, according to the author’s publisher.
Robbins will continue his writing on the series and continue to publish the series in a book called The Risen Heart, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. on March 4.
Robbins also is scheduled to participate in the annual “Penny-Fest” in the French Quarter.
The author of the first book in the series, The Rised, died at age 94.
Robbins had been living in New Orleans for more than 25 years, the publisher said.
His new series will focus on a young couple who move to New Orleans in search of love.
It will focus largely on a suburban town that has become a haven for romance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The book is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet by John Milton.
Robbins previously wrote about the life of his grandmother, who was the first woman born in the United States in 1901.
Robbins was born in Boston in 1916.
He began his career as a short story writer in New York City before moving to Chicago in the 1940s, where he wrote about Chicago’s poor and black residents.
He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Chicago Tribune in the 1960s.
He also wrote several children’s books and published two children’s series, Little Girls and Grandma, before moving back to New York in 1972 to write more children’s stories.
Robbins is known for his work in children’s literature, and has written several children books and several children-themed novels, including Little Friends and The Secret Garden.
Robbins’ work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” ABC News’ “Nightly News” and “Good Night, Good Show,” among others.
Robbins lives in New England and has a home in New Jersey.