Robin Merrill has authored more than thirty books, including Shelter and the Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Series. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications including The Cafe Review, Oklahoma Review, and Stolen Island Review. Three of her poems were featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She was a 2013 recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from St. Boltolph Club Foundation of Boston. She has featured in venues all over the east and midwest and represented Maine at the 2013 National Poetry Slam, the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, and the 2015 National Poetry Slam. She has an MFA in creative writing and leads workshops for writers of all levels.