As the oldest child of a librarian and a teacher, Robin was destined to develop a love for the written word. She wrote her first story when she was seven, and her first novel (all eighty pages) when she was 11. She studied English at Southern Connecticut State University, where fiction classes inspired her to write her first “grown-up” short stories and novel writing workshops proved invaluable in honing her craft.
Robin lives in Connecticut with her husband Ryan, her cats Frank and Charlie, and her fish Pleico To Be Named Later. While she doesn’t write exclusively in any one genre, all of her work centers on a common theme: a strong female protagonist who exists on the fringes of her society, whose story is often told through the eyes of a narrator who lives more fully within that society. She is currently at work on a contemporary literary novel about childhood friends separated by a terrible crime and reunited twenty years later when tragedy strikes, but also has fantasy, historical, “literary vampire,” and mystery projects lined up.
“After the Fire” — originally published by the magazine Dreams of Decadence in 2000. Included in their anthology, The Best of Dreams of Decadence, in 2003. Buy an autographed copy here.
“Prima Facie” — first place winner for fiction, Southern Connecticut State University’s Folio Art and Literary Magazine, 1997.
“Troublemaker and Caretaker: The Trickster in Four Shakespearean Plays” — senior thesis for Departmental Honors in English, Southern Connecticut State University, 1997.