Robyn's poetry appears in Sylvia Vardell's and Janet Wong's The Poetry Friday Anthology
and The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School
(Pomelo Books) and in Georgia Heard's anthology, The Arrow Finds Its Mark - A Book of Found Poems,
(Roaring Brook Press). Her work has been published in Ladybug, Hopscotch
, and Berry Blue Haiku
, as well as in leading haiku journals.Robyn coordinated a poetry retreat with Rebecca Kai Dotlich in June 2011 and has led several haiku workshops. She appeared on a poetry panel with Irene Latham and April Halprin Wayland at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival in April 2013.
Mike is ready to confront what he thinks is a dragon outside. He shows off his brave moves and brags of former encounters. But is it really a dragon moving in the bushes?
WOLVES - part of the Animal Vault series from Intervisual Books: a nonfiction, interactive book about the world's most widely distributed land predators. Learn the secrets of these amazing, social animals! (Out of print, but I will provide a media center copy to schools which host an author visit.)
In a classroom setting or for a larger group, Robyn will share her passion for children's literature as well as tips and techniques for stronger writing. She'll offer insights into the writing life and publishing process. Robyn is also available to speak at writing conferences, festivals, etc.
Robyn's fiction has appeared in Highlights
. Her poetry has been published by Ladybug
and Berry Blue Haiku
(which has also featured her artwork). She writes nonfiction animal profiles for the Core Essentials
character education curriculum.
In her life B. C. (before children), Robyn published hundreds of feature stories and photographs in regional publications, in addition to essays, poetry, and pen-and-ink illustrations.
Robyn's haiku has appeared in Frogpond, Notes from the Gean, Modern Haiku
, The Heron's Nest, Acorn, A Hundred Gourds
, Prune Juice
, and Chrysanthemum
. She's presented haiku workshops at schools and for SCBWI Southern Breeze and for teachers and media specialists at the Georgia Children's Literature Conference (2012). She loves leading haiku workshops with students and fellow writers. Check out this page for resources!
Robyn's school papers were always embellished with doodles. She's still doodling and drawing, with pen and ink, relief prints, and mixed media being her media of choice! She's also started a new business and Etsy shop, artsyletters
, featuring "art for your literary side."
Publicity materials for schools/media:
bio, photos, interview links, etc.
photo by Alison Womack
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve
Robyn and a corn snake during a Chestatee Wildlife Preserve school visit
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