Robinne–an entomologist and educator by training–has never been able to control her writing habit. She has been publishing poetry and short fiction since the 1970s and has been known to answer exam questions in verse. Her books include the middle-grade adventure novels The Dragon Slayer’s Son,The Dragon Slayer’s Daughter, The Ipswich Witch, and A Glint of Exoskeleton. She has also published the teacher’s guide, Insects in the Classroom, and its kid-friendly companion Backyard Bugwatcher which draw on her decades of teaching as The Bug Lady.
Robinne writes and blogs from her office at Crazy Corner Farm near Christchurch.