About Robin LaFevers

Robin LaFevers is the author of fourteen books for young readers, including the Theodosia and Nathaniel Fludd series. Her most recent book, GRAVE MERCY, is a young adult romance about assassin nuns in medieval France. A lifelong introvert, she currently lives on a blissfully quiet hill in Southern California.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Butt In Chair: A Cautionary Tale
  • Some Thoughts On Quiet Books, Timing, and the Ever Elusive Market
  • The Things We Carry
  • Pre-Writing: Discovering Your Character’s Secrets
  • The Surprising Importance of Doing Nothing
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Waiting
  • The Crushing Weight of Expectations
  • Writing As Therapy
  • Surviving Nearly There
  • Dear Soon To Be Published Author,
  • Encroachment
  • Some Economic Straight Talk: The Economics of Frugality, Abundance, and Creativity

  • Butt In Chair: A Cautionary Tale

    This is not the way I planned to do this. My idea was to simply slink quietly away for a few months, then just as quietly return to my monthly posting. But the Blog Mama decided a different approach was in order, and so here I am, announcing that I will be taking a temporary […]

    The Things We Carry

    Recently, as I was preparing for my Mortal Heart book tour, I found myself in a logistical flurry trying to pack ten days’ worth of clothes and personal items into one carry on. There was the big, obvious stuff;  four pairs of pants, eight shirts, ten pairs of socks, under duds, toiletries, iPad, reading material, […]

    The Unbearable Lightness of Waiting

    While waiting is not unique to publishing, Lord knows there are thousands of opportunities for waiting in this industry. Hurry up and wait is practically our motto. Waiting on agents, waiting on editors, waiting on editorial letters, waiting on illustrators and reviews and advance checks and royalty statements. Waiting on that first initial yes. But […]

    Writing As Therapy

    Over the years, I have heard people talk about writing being excellent therapy. Not writing in personal journals mind you, but writing fiction. I will admit it–I laughed. Long and resoundingly. How self indulgent, I thought, to presume one’s inner struggles would be remotely interesting to anyone else. How narcissistic, to have yourself in the […]

    Surviving Nearly There

    One of the hardest stages of your writing journey—one that will take the most dedication, commitment, and self exploration—is the ‘nearly there’ stage. This is the stage where your critique partners love your work, you’re getting personalized rejections from agents or editors and highly complimentary reports from your beta readers, and yet . . . […]

    Dear Soon To Be Published Author,

    Yes, I’m talking to you. The one over there, not meeting my eyes for fear I’ll see the self doubt and despair that have begun to edge out your sense of purpose and  confidence. And you, there in the corner, looking everywhere but at me, afraid to believe that your time is almost here. It […]


      “To create, one cannot be constantly other focused.”       Gail Sheehy   The pressing demands of daily life have a rather sobering ability to suck all of the creative oxygen out of a room. They don’t even have to be big, catastrophic type demands. Sometimes simply the endless dripping of life’s mundanities can wear […]

    Some Economic Straight Talk: The Economics of Frugality, Abundance, and Creativity

    When I was growing up, in addition to avoiding the traditionally forbidden topics of sex, politics, and religion, my family added money to that list. I suspect my family was not alone in this. The thing is, it’s nearly impossible to make solid, informed decisions about our careers when so much of the financial realities […]