Official Short bio:
Robin Constantine is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year-round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene.
Unofficial Rambling bio:
I'm a Jersey girl at heart. What does that mean? I tried to explain it a bit here. If you don't feel like following that link (but I hope you do, because that was fun to write!) the essence of a Jersey girl is this...I'm just like you but pronounce the word coffee weird. I grew up in the same town as George R.R. Martin but unlike him prefer to write contemporary novels (and I tend not to kill off my characters). I love a great rom-com - which when you think of it could be considered contemporary realistic fantasy (or would that be an oxymoron?) - one of my favorites is You've Got Mail. I graduated from Montclair State University with a BA in Communication Studies and worked briefly in theater publicity as a press assistant at a small PR firm located in the heart of Manhattan. That was a crazy job that required insanely long hours and lots of unconventional work (like picking up a Tony award after it had been engraved or getting up at the crack of dawn to accompany a client to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade) but I learned so much about who I was and what I wanted, and working in NYC was both insane and lovely at the same time. It wasn't until after I had my first child that I decided I wanted to seriously pursue my writing. I had this image of myself typing while the baby sat quietly on my lap. Um, yeah, that didn't happen. I had no clue. I did write, though. I joined SCBWI. Formed a critique group. Worked on my craft. Got rejected. Again. And again. And again. I wrote a crappy first novel. Then I wrote a second one which is the work that connected me with my agent. My third novel, The Promise of Amazing is the one that sold. Every day I'm so grateful that I get to make things up as my job. In my spare time I like to...wait, not sure I have much of that...but when I do I like to chill with my family and friends, bike ride, go to movies, get outside, travel. I'm a Disney and Harry Potter geek. I miss Jersey pizza. My favorite flip-flops are OluKai.