Robin Jones Gunn was in first grade when her teacher wrote on her report card, “Robin has not yet grasped her basic math skills but she does keep the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.”

Many years later it was Robin’s husband who encouraged her gift for storytelling. He urged her to attend a writers’ conference and take classes. Those first steps led to the publication of devotions, articles, interviews and 15 children’s books.

Robin’s writing career took a turn on a camping trip with their church youth group. She was concerned when she saw what the 13-year-old girls were reading in their tent. They challenged her saying, “If you don’t want us to read these books then you should write novels for us. We’ll even tell you what to write. How hard could that be?”

For over two years Robin carved out time to write by getting up at 3am, three days a week. Each week she would read the finished pages to the girls, and they would send her home to write and rewrite some more. After ten rejections Robin’s first novel about Christy Miller was accepted for publication.

More stories about these characters followed and soon the Christy Miller series was joined by the Sierra Jensen series, Christy & Todd: the College Years, the Katie Weldon series, Christy & Todd: the Married Years, Christy & Todd: the Baby Years and the Haven Makers series. Thousands of readers have contacted Robin over the years to let her know how God used these stories to change their lives.

As Robin’s readers grew older, she began writing contemporary women’s novels for them including the best-selling, 8-book Glenbrooke series followed by the Christy Award winning, 8-book Sisterchicks® series and 5 standalone novels.

She was often invited to keynote at speaking events and those talks prompted her to write several non-fiction books including her popular memoir, Victim of Grace. Some of her novels were adapted into four Hallmark Christmas movies, including the three Father Christmas movies.

Robin’s great delight is that her books and movies are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – travel around the world and tell people about God’s love. She is doing the same and has spoken at events in the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa and Europe.
Robin and her husband have two grown children and four grandchildren. They live in California where she writes in rhythm with her life verse:

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the LORD Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24

Robin’s storytelling is a breath of fresh air. Her tender heart and wisdom make every one of her books poignant and unforgettable.

– Karen Kingsbury

NY Times bestselling author

When you read a Robin Gunn book, you know you’re going to receive a tender lesson and you’ll be blessed for it.

– Francine Rivers

bestselling author of Redeeming Love

Robin has experienced God’s relentless love and now wants to give it away. There is power in her books.

– Jennie Allen

Founder of the IF: Gathering and bestselling author

In her memoir, Robin has opened her life and her heart in a refreshing tale of God’s grace. So often we feel caught up in life’s circumstances but through her openness and generosity Robin reveals that beneath it all God is in control and if we are a victim then we are a victim of His grace.

– Debbie Macomber

NY Times bestselling author