Robin's first grade teacher wrote on her report card, Robin keeps the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.
Even with such an early affirmation, Robin didn't think much about becoming a writer during high school or college. She was more intrigued by the idea of traveling to foreign lands and telling people about God's love.
But Robin's husband also noticed her gift for storytelling and urged her to attend a writers' conference. That first conference, in 1979, opened the door for publication of devotions, articles, interviews and 14 children's books.
When her two children were young, Robin would rise at 3 a.m. and brew a pot of tea. Then she would go to work, creating stories for teens that later became the Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen, and College Years books.
Robin's first novel was published in 1988, and she has continued to write between two to five books a year. Her 63 published books include 47 novels, all of which are still in print. Sales of her popular Christy Miller Series, Glenbrooke Series and Sisterchicks Series are approaching four million copies sold, with translations in nine languages.
Robin's passion for storytelling and travel are evident in all her books, especially the Sisterchicks novels, and she has received thousands of letters from readers around the world who have come to know Christ through her writing. She sees this as her dream come true. Her novels are traveling to foreign lands and her characters are doing what she always longed to do; telling people about God's love.
More About Robin:
Robin grew up in Orange County, California and has lived in all kinds of interesting places, including Reno and Hawai'i.
She and her husband currently live near Portland, Oregon and have been married for 30 years. They spent their first 22 years of marriage working together in youth ministry, and enjoying life with their son and daughter who are now both grown.
As a frequent speaker at local and international events, one of Robin's favorite topics is how God is the Relentless Lover and we are His first love. She delights in telling stories of how God uses fiction to change lives.
Robin is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Mt. Hermon Pacesetter Award, the Sherwood E. Wirt Award and is a Gold Medallion Finalist. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Media Associates International and the Board of Directors for Jerry Jenkins' Christian Writers' Guild.
Love her books!| Posted February 09, 2011
I read the Christy Miller Series, Sierra Jensen
Series, College Years, and Katie Weldon Series.
They are like my favorite books, I hope she
writes more for these series. I loved them so
much. They were so good and I learned alot
from them. Can't wait to read Christy's Diary.
Robin Jones Gunn| Posted May 11, 2010
Robin Jones Gunn is one of my favorite authors. Her books are fun and interesting, and most importantly she is bringing up relevant topics. Christy Miller is my favorite series.
Love her!| Posted March 04, 2010
She is definitely one of my favorite authors now. I've read all the Christy Miller series, Christy & Todd College yrs., Katie Weldon series, and now I'm reading the Sierra Jenson and the Glenbrooke series. I love how all the characters in her books are related! I love these books!
Really good.| Posted February 16, 2010
I like Robin Jones Gunn. Her stories are so realistic. but sometimes they're too good to be true, and the way she incorperates all her books one way or another is awesome.
Robin Jones Gunn| Posted February 16, 2010
I love how in the Sierra Jensen books she writes so well, that you feel as though you are living Sierra's life while you are reading. I love being able to escape my life and be taken into someone else's life through words, and 'walk' in their shoes for awhile.