Robinne Weiss

Biography

Over the course of my career, I have been pleased to call myself an educator, entomologist, heritage interpreter, and an agroforestry extension agent, among other things. Through it all, I have written stories and poetry for my own pleasure. I published my first writing as a child in the 1970s, and used to confound my science teachers with poetry, scribbled at the end of essay questions. Now, after completing several novels, I'm happy to call myself an author.

My first love was the natural world, and it plays a large part in most of my stories. I have been fortunate to be able to explore the outdoors in much of the eastern United States, Canada, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Peru, and New Zealand. I currently live in New Zealand with my husband, two children, four goats, three chickens and one evil cat.

I blog about food, gardening, the natural world, and rural life at https://robinneweiss.wordpress.com/. You can also follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ RobinneWeiss) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ CrazyCornerFarm/).

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching a tiny seed of an idea grow into a whole story. Taking the question, What if?, and running with it.
When did you first start writing?
The moment I learned how to hold a pencil. By the time I was eight years old, I was publishing poetry in kid magazines.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Robinne Weiss online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Dragon Slayer's Daughter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
There’s never a dull moment when you’re dealing with dragons. Tui, Nathan, Ella and Oliver have saved Nathan’s dad. Now they need to save the dragons. Can they convince dragons and humans to work together? Not everyone is happy with their plans, and some are willing to kill to prevent them from succeeding.
The Ipswich Witch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,070. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A weekend at the beach goes terribly wrong when Pearl and Otto’s parents disappear. The kindly Miss Brisket, owner of the Bed and Breakfast where they are staying, assures them everything is fine, but strange things start happening, and soon the children are in a race against time to save both their parents and Miss Brisket from the local witches coven.
The Dragon Slayer's Son
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Nathan is shocked to learn that his father is dead, and even more shocked to learn that he died in the line of duty as a dragon slayer. When he is whisked away to the Alexandra School of Heroic Arts to train as his father's successor, he discovers a world of dragons and dangers he never knew existed. Soon it is Nathan's life in danger as he and his new friends uncover the truth about his father.
A Glint of Exoskeleton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,940. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The mosquitoes have engineered a new disease to wipe out the human race. Thirteen year-old Crick and her best friend (a cockroach named Peri) embark on a desperate mission to stop them. Their mission takes them to tropical Panama, where the mosquito leader is marshalling her forces. But more than just mosquitoes await Crick and Peri, and soon they are running for their lives.

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