I write fantasy & nonfiction you can’t put down.
As an author, creative writing coach, and award-winning former journalist, I've balanced professional and personal writing for well over three decades.
My strongest inspiration comes from moments of awe and leaning into old ways of knowing. This happens through the exploration of ancestral roots, folklore, hidden histories, mythology, and travel.
Born in the mist of Niagara Falls, NY, I grew up in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. In Grade 10, my English teacher suggested I take up writing as a career.
So I did.
I started in journalism as a copy runner at my local newspaper. I would get copy from the newsroom to paste-up (literally) in the basement. Since then, I’ve written for daily newspapers, magazines, and online publications across North America.
I received the National (US) Mental Health Association Media Award and The Golden Bell Award. This was for a series in which I spent six months detailing the lives of three people with schizophrenia. I've also earned numerous Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists awards for news writing in the United States.
After agreeing to marry a Canadian guy on our second date, I moved to Canada! We've been married for almost 20 years, have two fabulous kids, and a Sphynx cat named Hypatia.
By day, I help shape the creative minds of young writers. As the CEO of Quill Academy of Creative Writing, I encourage students to discover their writing voice and support their skill development.
In the early hours, you’ll find me holed up in my home office — writing, nose between a book, or hiding from my chatty family!
I live, work, and write in Vancouver, Canada — on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. This includes the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
When not writing, I love hunting hidden gems in second-hand stores, taking photos, tending to my herb garden, or combing the Internet for real estate listings in far-off, remote places.
On social media and my blog, I share updates on travel, research, my latest WIP, and life.
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Robin's work is hard to resist. She blends historical facts, mysticism, feminine force, and engaging characters to invoke stories that thrill and entertain the reader from start to finish.