lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her
writer husband Rob Parnell, her dog Spock and
thousands of children's books. She works full
time writing for children.
Robyn wrote her first children's book while at
high school. It was a mystery similar to the
Nancy Drew series. When Robyn was a child,
she wished she could be Nancy Drew because the
teenage sleuth was always involved in an exciting
Robyn has always loved writing and reading. She
writes children's books for pleasure. Her other
interests include watching Aussie Rules Football.
Her favourite team is the Adelaide Crows. Go
Crows! She also enjoys listening to music,
playing pool, watching movies, seeing friends,
swimming and exercising.
Adelaide, South Australia.
Robyn's Pets: Spock, a
Robyn's Favourite Colour: Blue.
Robyn's Favourite Food:
Chocolate (or should I say vegetables)
Chocolate is my favourite type of cake, ice
cream, milkshake etc.
Robyn's Favourite Drink: Filtered
Robyn's Favourite Place: I like
the beach. I love the sound of waves crashing
onto the sand. I also like the hills and being
surrounded by lots of trees. Adelaide has
everything. It's a great place to live.
Robyn's Favourite Thing to
Do: Write Children's Books. I also
love to read children's books.
Robyn's Favourite Sport: Aussie
Rules Football and my favourite
team is the Adelaide Crows. Go Crows! I don't
play aussie rules but I love to watch.
Robyn's Favourite Movie: Pirates
of the Caribbean.
Robyn's Favourite Actor: Johnny
Depp (especially as a pirate)
Robyn's Favourite TV Show:
Robyn's Favourite Singer:
Australian Idol star, Anthony Callea.
Robyn's Favourite Author: I can't
say. I know too many authors
and I don't want to upset anyone.
Robyn's Favourite Book(own):Maya
and the Crystal Skull published by R&R
Books in 2011. And Black Baron published
by Walker Books Australia in 2008 and Walker
Books UK in 2009.
Character (own): Maya and
Black Baron, a champion racing cockroach.
Robyn's Best Moment: I've had
so many. I love life and every
day is wonderful. My best moment, though, was
marrying my wonderful husband Rob.
Robyn's Worst Moment: When my
dog, Tonto, died in my arms.
Robyn's Most Embarrassing
Moment: My dad taught me to ride
a bike. The first time I rode by myself I went
tearing out of the driveway and straight into the
bummer of a car.
Robyn's Naughtiest Moment: I got
glasses when I was five. I never
wore them because, as soon as I got home, I
buried them out the front of my house. (The
glasses are probably still there.)