Robin Jones Gunn
Born in Wisconsin, Robin lived on a dairy farm with her family until they moved to southern California when Robin was five. She grew up in Orange County with one older sister and one younger brother. When her children were young, Robin would rise at 3 a.m. when the house was quiet, make a pot of tea, and write pages and pages about Christy Miller and Todd. She then read those pages to the girls in the youth group she led, and they gave advice on what needed to be changed. Two years and ten rejections later, "Summer Promise" was accepted for publication. Since its release in 1988, "Summer Promise" and the rest of the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series have sold over 2.3 million copies and can be found in a dozen translations all over the world. Her bestselling SisterchicksA(R) novels hatched a whole trend of light-hearted books about friendship and midlife adventures. Robin's seventy titles have sold over four million copies worldwide and have included three Christy Award winners and a gold medallion award finalist.