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Christy Miller’s Birthday Month

Did you know that it took me 2 years to write the first Christy Miller novel and it was rejected by 10 publishers? 

It would have made sense to give up. But at just the right time, with just the right publisher Summer Promise went into print and released on July 5, 1988. That first book led to a series of 12 stories about Christy in her High School years with 3 cover changes over the years.

Which cover was on your first copy of Summer Promise?SummerPromiseCovers

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I’ve continued writing stories about these characters and there are now 43 books about Christy and her Forever Friends.

You can read summaries and listen to a few pages in my Online Shop.

Moms who grew up with Christy are now reading the stories again with their own daughters. Young girls who love to read are discovering the books for the first time.


What’s Next?

The Christy Miller AUDIO BOOKS will be available soon!
The Christy Miller WEBSITE will launch in a few weeks!
The Christy Miller Series Official account is now up on INSTAGRAM!
The possibility of the stories going into film production keeps riding the roller coaster of maybe yes — maybe no. I keep praying and I know that many of you have been praying with me for years. Don’t stop!

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God’s hand of blessing has been on this series and that’s why we like to celebrate every July. Our favorite way of saying thank you and God bless you to all you Beautiful Readers is by making the books available in my Online Shop at the lowest discounts we’re able to offer.

Perhaps you know a young girl (or guy!) in this generation who would benefit from these books. The verse below is the one I wrote on a card when I was writing Summer Promise. I framed it and put it in the kitchen windowsill where I looked at it every day and prayed for you Beautiful Readers before that first book was even finished — before many of you were even born!
God has extravagantly answered my prayer. Now I’m asking Him for MORE!

Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.

Psalm 102:18


  • Jen

    Hi Robin,
    I have always loved your books! You have always been my favorite author!
    Congratulations and I am so excited for your success! God is using you in so many areas!
    I am now 34, but when I was 13 I started reading your books. After reading your books, I believe God gave me the desire to write myself. God has even confirmed this several times in my life. My biggest dream is to publish a Christian book for young adults. I have a series of books in my heart. Unfortunately, I have only drafts.
    I am wondering if you can give some advice to an aspiring author? How did you learn to write the way you do?
    I know you are very busy, but I would appreciate any advice you can offer me. God bless you!
    Thank you,
    Jennifer A.

  • I am so glad you didn’t quit!