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Holly Robinson is the author of The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter: a Memoir as well as several novels, including Sleeping Tigers, The Wishing Hill, Beach Plum Island, and Haven Lake.

Her essays, articles and columns have appeared in a variety of national publications. She also works as a ghost writer and book doctor on celebrity memoirs and other nonfiction books.

Holly holds a B.A. in biology from Clark University and is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

She and her husband have five children, two cats and one very stubborn Pekingese. They are crazy enough to be fixing up two old houses--in Massachusetts and on Prince Edward Island--one shingle at a time.

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Holly Robinson I always hate the book I'm currently writing, and my favorite book is always the one I've just finished copy editing. Currently, that's Haven Lake,…moreI always hate the book I'm currently writing, and my favorite book is always the one I've just finished copy editing. Currently, that's Haven Lake, the novel that will be published in April 2015. I love that book because it allowed me to explore a mysterious death, the long-lasting impact of war both on the soldiers coming home and on their families, and what it's like to raise sheep!(less)
Holly Robinson I walk my dog, listen to music, go to a yoga class, or read. I also make sure to leave off writing in the middle of a scene, or even in the middle of…moreI walk my dog, listen to music, go to a yoga class, or read. I also make sure to leave off writing in the middle of a scene, or even in the middle of a sentence, where I know what will happen next--it's much harder to get stuck if you do that. (less)
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Just a week ago today, my new puppy, Merlin, and I were rambling down another one of Prince Edward Island’s red dirt roads with my good friend and fellow writer, Toby Neal. This particular road is a favorite of mine, because it takes us through fields of blueberry bushes and deposits us at a path to the beach.


It’s a particularly fragrant path, one that tunnels through wild rose bushes and Qu...

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Holly Robinson Maddie wrote: "Oooh, this sounds so good. I can't wait to read it, too. I'm putting it on my list! Thanks, Holly."

Let me know how you like it, Maddie :) I'm just starting to get the hang of this whole bookshelf thing...what are you reading these days?


Maddie Dawson Oooh, this sounds so good. I can't wait to read it, too. I'm putting it on my list! Thanks, Holly.


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