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Robin W. Pearson

Award-winning author 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 corn bread 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, a grace that has endured through the generations. Robin's family's faith and superstitions, life lessons, and life's longings inspired her to write about God's love for us and how this love affects our relationships with others. In her Christy Award–winning debut novel, A Long Time Comin', Robin weaves a family drama rich in Southern flavor that a starred review from Publishers Weekly called "enjoyable and uncomfortable, but also funny and persistent in the way that only family can be." Her second novel, 'Til I Want No More, also earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which said, "Pearson's excellent characters and plotting capture the complexity and beauty of family, the difficulty of rectifying mistakes, and the healing that comes from honesty."

While her family history gave her the stories to tell, her professional experiences gave her the skills to tell them 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 more than 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 novels, 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.

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