Robyn Oakes


Robyn was born in the Rocky Mountains, but grew up in southern California. She received the top academic scholarship from Brigham Young University and attended BYU before serving an 18-month mission in Sweden for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After her mission, Robyn graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Business. She married shortly thereafter and gave birth to two sons and a daughter before returning to SDSU and earning a master’s degree in English in 1996. She currently lives with her husband in Riverton, Utah.

Robyn has wanted to be a writer since second grade. She dreamed up the Shimmertree while writing her master’s thesis comparing the world creations of Narnia, Middle-earth, and Genesis.

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Armed with Power: Shimmertree Chronicles Book 1
Series: Shimmertree Chronicles. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,450. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Maybe Laurelin shouldn’t have plucked the magic leaf off the shimmering tree back on Earth. But the angel had been so convincing. Haefen is startled when Laurelin appears right in front of him. He’s on a journey to claim his magical heritage and wield the power of his god. But he won’t get far without his father’s name. You’ll be drawn, with Laurelin, into the magic of Haefen’s world.
Two Trees
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Annor, 16 years old, is living isolated and alone. The Guardian gives her a choice: He can send her back to live a normal life in the city of her parents, Or she can follow the harder path her father intended for her. If she follows that path, she'll find more joy than she could imagine. But on the way, she'll pass through fear into terror. Alone. Two paths. Two trees. Which should she choose?

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