I’m a self-taught landscape artist/creative writer and I spend my free time painting and creating in the rolling countryside of south central Indiana.
When I was a child, I told my father I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Naturally, he feared I would starve, and he wasn’t too thrilled when he found out my backup plan was to be a writer. While I’ve made my living as a technical writer, I still dream of spending my days capturing the light and life around me on canvas.
If the 2020 pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that there’s no time like the present. The day job isn’t going anywhere, but my dreams of becoming a serious artist are rising to the top. It’s time to make that a priority.
That said, my new book, Some Assembly Required, is now available in hard copy and ebook form. Check it out if you have a taste for small-town, feel-good romcoms. A new beach painting from my recent trips to Lake Michigan is on the easel and more are in the planning stages. Essentially, new paintings – as well as photographs – are ongoing. Check the menu for examples of my work and my latest essays.
Now, here’s a bit more about my newest book:
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
– available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED takes romantic comedies to new heights. It’s romantic realism at its laugh-out-loud best.
When new divorcee Ro Andrews moves her pack of semi-feral children to a run-down farmhouse, helping her brother restore the moldering homestead and living an authentic life—per the dictates of Instagram and lifestyle blogs everywhere—tops her to-do list. But romance? Hell, no. Between hiding from her children in baskets of dirty laundry, mentally eviscerating her cheating ex, and finding a job, Ro has a full plate.
Until she meets Sam Whittaker, a hunky Texas transplant with abs of steel and a nameplate that reads Boss. Clad in cowboy boots and surfer curls, this child-free stud has Ro on edge – and rethinking her defective Y chromosome ban. Somehow, this overworked, undersexed, exasperated single mom needs to find time to fall in love with a man allergic to chaos and crumbs and make it stick, not sticky.
What People Are Saying
About Some Assembly Required:
“Robin’s book is laugh-out-loud funny, yet also tells a fantastic story with surprise twists there’s no way the reader could anticipate. I believe humor and story can be incredibly hard to marry together successfully, yet Robin certainly achieves!”Leonie Kelsall, 2017 and 2018 Mentor in the nationally acclaimed Pitch Wars new author mentorship program and best-selling author of The Farm at Peppertree Crossing
“From the moment I picked up Some Assembly Required, I was in love with Ro. A little klutzy, a lot ditzy, and totally relatable. Add a hero of the strong, silent variety, and here’s a romcom filled with tender moments and giggle-inducing humor. Best read with a glass of wine and ample chocolate.”Laney Kaye, author of HAWAIIAN HURRICANE, THE LURE OF THE MER, and an Amazon Number One Best Seller, MALICIOUS DESIRE