Robin has written three mystery novels in the Clare Vengel series. She is currently on an extended mat leave to enjoy her 3-year-old daughter, and working slowly but steadily on her fourth novel, a thriller set in Miami Beach.

She grew up in Toronto, studied physics at Mount Allison University, and dropped out to travel North America on her motorcycle, working at bars and restaurants along the way. She now lives in Lions Bay, BC, with her husband and daughter.

She is an active member of the Green Party of Canada.