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Robin McKinley


Born
in Warren, Ohio, The United States
November 16, 1952

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Kipling and Tolkien


Born in her mother's hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with a father in the United States Navy. She moved around frequently as a child and read copiously; she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories.

Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her childhood, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books she read where. For example, she read Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book for the first time in California; The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time in New York; The Lord of the Rings for the first time in Japan; The Once and Future King for the first time in Maine. She still uses books to keep track of her life.

McKinley attended Gould Academy, a prep
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If All I Ever Blogged About Were the Endless Shortcomings of Technology I would Never Run Out of Material, although It Might Be Hard on My Blood Pressure & My Readers’ Patience

I was rushing around because the Mongol Horde & I had to get going early because I was having my SECOND SEWING LESSON in the afternoon.*  The having-to-get-going-early would be why iPhone from Hell decided to blare at me.  I would like to say I shouldn’t have looked, but it’s a good thing I did, resultant nervous breakdowns notwithstanding, because Genghis & I were going to pick up my beloved pock

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“I don't put up with being messed around, and I don't suffer fools gladly. The short version of that is that I'm a bitch. Trust me, I can provide character references.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

“The story is always better than your ability to write it.”
Robin McKinley

“The train is roaring toward you and the villain is twirling his moustache and you're fussing that he's tied you to the tracks with the wrong kind of rope.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

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