Robin W. Pearson
This Is My Story
I started my editorial career almost 20 years ago with Houghton Mifflin Company. After Hubby and I had our first child we returned to our southern roots and I started focusing on my baby’s first words rather than the words in a textbook. I still had a love for editing and writing, however, and as our family grew, so did my need to find an outlet where I could find “me” in it. That “outlet” turned into my debut novel, A Long Time Comin’, which I hope to get published soon. Over the years God has blessed me with opportunities to edit and write for school publishing, magazines, fiction, and nonfiction. Recently, He led me to share my adventures in faith, family, and freelancing on my web site and as a guest writer on ChristianHomeschoolMoms.com and HEDUA.com, but for the most part, I use my time cuddling up with my lovely husband of 20 years, homeschooling our seven children, and dusting off our two neglected poodles.
“Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain…
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”
God led my sweet husband of almost 20 years and me to choose homeschooling to raise and love our seven children, and it takes almost everything we’ve got. I feel like I’m all mommy, all the time, but when I can breathe I also enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and doing crosswords. We also have a miniature and a toy poodle that get on and off my hit list, depending on who barked and woke up the baby or who pooped in my bathroom. Our family calls another state home, but I’m a southerner at heart–just ask all the strangers at the grocery store who ignore me when I talk to them. My southern traditions, culture, and voice speak loudly and clearly in my work, specifically in my debut novel A Long Time Comin’ (formerly Women & Children First). My book is my labor of love, and just like delivering a baby, this process is taking a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but I know all the pain is worth it in the end! I pray you will read it soon.