Robby was born In Palermo, to Sicilian/Austrian parents, who migrated to Australia when she was a small child. No one guessed the blonde haired and blue eyed girl was Sicilian, but she never forgot the culture she left behind. It's ingrained in her DNA in inexplicable ways, drawing her back time and time again.
Her passion for the Mediterranean Island has spawned several books, spanning the coastal towns of Palermo, Cefalù, Messina and Taormina. Her characters come alive in Erice and Monreale, as they too discover the natural and architectural beauty of many cultures that have called Sicily home.
Robby and her husband Paul have an adult daughter and son, and two grandchildren. Over the years, they have also enjoyed the company of a menagerie of animals, including Sully their beloved Silky who has now crossed over the rainbow.
After a health scare and a change of life, Robby found her writing groove and began a love affair with Sicily. She thrills in creating adventures with large extended family dynamics and the hope of happiness and everlasting love as a conclusion. When she isn’t writing, she is reading or working fulltime as a store manager in retail.
Robby’s desire is that people will enjoy the escapism she offers through her stories and find a measure of happiness and hope in each story…and perhaps yearn for a hearty plate of pasta or a ricotta cannoli. 😊