Robin L. Flanigan is a freelance writer with a wide variety of experience who knows how to talk about what is important and do it with the kind of honesty that lets others into her personal sphere. She knows that sharing stories is a direct route to helping other people. So she writes essays. And, now a book. Personal narrative non-fiction is her joy and power as you can see from her new book and her adoption story that she retells here (get tissues ready). To hear Robin talk about her writing and how she gets there is a teaching about paying attention to the details that give depth to a life worth sharing.
Robin’s book is a true story about a woman named Bonnie who comes home one night to find that her husband has died. She mourns for 18 months and her decision to move beyond her grief sends her to the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, an experience through which she falls in love with one of the climbers. Yes, really. Robin, not just brave enough to conquer personal mountains but to scale them physically as well, was on that same trek and how she came to meet Bonnie.
Stay tuned to hear when this book is out and ready for you to read. To stay in touch with Robin, you can reach her on twitter via @thekineticpen