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Robin W. Pearson

Robin W. Pearson's writing sprouts from her Southern roots. While sitting in her grandmothers' kitchens she learned what happens if you sweep someone's feet, how to make cornbread taste like pound cake, and the all-purpose uses of Vaseline. She also learned about the power of God and how His grace led her grandmothers to care for their large families after their husbands were long gone, rearing children who became business owners, graduates, ministers, parents, and grandparents themselves. Their faith and superstitions, life lessons, and life's longings all worked together to shape and inspire her, leading her to write A Long Time Comin', the first in a three-book series about man's timeless love affair with God. This story shares an African American family's experiences in a relationship that crosses generations, cultures, and geography.

While her family history gave her the story to tell, her professional experiences gave her the skills to tell it effectively. Armed with her degree from Wake Forest University, she has corrected grammar up and down the East coast in her career as an editor and writer that started with Houghton Mifflin Company twenty-five years ago. Since then she has freelanced with magazines, parenting journals, textbooks, and homeschooling resources.

At the heart of it all abides her love of God and the family He's given her. It's her focus as a wife and homeschooling mother of seven. It's what she writes about on her blog, "Mommy, Concentrated," where she shares her adventures in faith, family, and freelancing. And it's the source and subject of her fiction—in her novel A Long Time Comin', in the new characters currently living and breathing on her computer screen, and in the stories waiting to be told about her belief in Jesus Christ and the experiences at her own kitchen sink.