God Centered

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Welcome, Friends!

In the wee hours of the morning nearly twenty years ago, my restless baby boy and I plopped down at my desktop. There, inspired by my family history and bolstered by a few chocolate chip cookies, I started writing about Granny B and her life in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Now, at the time, I didn’t know this town was a real dot on the map. The time, place, and people in my fictional world just sprang from the stories I heard when I visited my grandmas. At their kitchen tables I learned what happened if I touched my Kool-Aid before I finished my dinner, not to sweep someone’s feet, how to make cornbread taste like pound cake, and the all-purpose uses of Vaseline. They also showed me how God’s power and grace led them to care for their large families after their husbands were long gone, rearing children who became business owners, college graduates, ministers, parents, and grandparents themselves. Their faith and those superstitions, life lessons, and life’s longings all worked together to shape my parents. They also inspired me to write my novel that illustrates man’s timeless love affair with God. You can read A Long Time Comin’ when Tyndale House Publishers releases it in January 2020. And if you need to know how Jesus’ love pursues me even as I stand at the kitchen sink, bake chicken casserole, and homeschool my children, follow my blog, Mommy, Concentrated, or sign up for my newsletter. So, consider yourself at home. Stay a while!

Blessings! Robin Jesus centered, Family focused

Welcome, Friends

In the wee hours of the morning nearly twenty years ago, my restless baby boy and I plopped down at my desktop. There, inspired by my family history and bolstered by a few chocolate chip cookies, I started writing about Granny B and her life in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Now, at the time, I didn’t know this town was a real dot on the map. The time, place, and people in my fictional world just sprang from the stories I heard when I visited my grandmas. At their kitchen tables I learned what happened if I touched my Kool-aid before I finished my dinner, not to sweep someone’s feet, how to make cornbread taste like pound cake, and the all-purpose uses of Vaseline. They also showed me how God’s power and grace led them to care for their large families after their husbands were long gone, rearing children who became business owners, college graduates, ministers, parents, and grandparents themselves. Their faith and those superstitions, life lessons, and life’s longings all worked together to shape my parents. They also inspired me to write A Long Time Comin’, my debut fiction novel that illustrates man’s timeless love affair with God. And if you need to know how Jesus’ love pursues me even as I stand at the kitchen sink, bake chicken casserole, and homeschool my children, follow my blog, Mommy, Concentrated, or sign up for my newsletter. So, consider yourself at home. Stay a while!

Blessings! Robin God centered, Family focused

ABOUT Me

Though we’ve lived up and down the East Coast, Hubby and I sprouted from Southern soil and will always be rooted in North Carolina. The South flavors our faith, our family, and my fiction—not to mention my food. Since I started my editorial career more than twenty years ago, we’ve added seven not-so little people to our happy homeschooling family.

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Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

I’ve had some friends call me out recently. “You change the subject when you don’t want to answer a question.” “You withdraw when you’re struggling.” And here I thought I was being smooth. Not so. There was a part of me that figured they couldn’t be bothered with all...

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Flit, Flutter, or Fly

Flit, Flutter, or Fly

Fret much? I do. I’ve been more a hummingbird than a Robin since I signed my publishing contract, hovering over everything I must do and haven’t done, beating my wings frantically but not moving outside my figure-eight path: Little people. Edits. New synopsis. Hubby....

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Blessed and Highly Favored

Blessed and Highly Favored

When it comes to TD, the little people act as my sword and shield, jumping in to deflect every request, complaint, and need. Notice I say “deflect,” not fulfill, address, or meet. “May I have some water?” No, you already had some and it’s almost 9. “Could you read to...

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