Robyn has always loved to write. She is the author of two contemporary romances and one non-fiction book (Minute Taking Madness). She has also co-authored with Bob Boze How Not to Fail in Business Without Even Trying, and has written for a newspaper (The Blenheim Sun), and magazines including The Executive Secretary (UK) and BooksGoSocial, Your Secret Library Romance edition (Dublin, Ireland).
She blogs across three websites.
Robyn has taught business writing to both corporates and individuals and has written training course materials.
Her passion for writing is complemented with a Certificate in Editing and Proofreading.
She is a member of Romance Writers New Zealand (RWNZ) and the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDWEG) and with these organisations she has been a:
- Chapter Short Story Judge – 2016 (RWNZ)
- Manuscript Reviewer – 2018-present (SDWEG)
- Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss Contest Judge – 2018 (RWNZ)
She is also a member of The New Zealand Society of Authors.
Robyn has edited novels, memoirs and textbooks.
Bob is a diverse author with five published books: his autobiography, a romance trilogy and a business book – How Not to Fail in Business Without Really Trying, dealing with how to successfully open and operate a small business, co-authored with Robyn. He and Robyn are also collaborating on several other novels.
In addition to his editing and proofreading skills, Bob is an avid reader, reviewer, beta reader, blogger and guest blogger on several web sites.
Commercially, he has been responsible for the design, development and proofing of technical manuals, operating instructions and repair manuals for both the military and commercial airlines.
His education includes: Studies in Creative Writing, Literature, English Literature and English at NYU, William and Mary, University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. He holds a dual BS degree in Electronic Engineering in Systems Design and Development and Project Management from Northrop University.
Bob is also an active member of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDWEG), San Diego Professional Editors Network (SDPEN), Romance Writers of America – San Diego (RWASD) and participates in local writers’ events and signings, such as the San Diego Festival of Books Fair and the La Jolla Writers Conference.
View Bob’s website https://bobboze.com/
The Office Assistants
Sam – helping you with all your writing needs
Sam (aka Samantha) is a multi-talented office assistant in the Bonita office of Writing Allsorts.
Among her many unique talents are: cat napping, sunbathing, eating, begging, purring loudly, paper and fabric shredding, keyboard walking and work interrupting.
Her most valuable asset though lies in edit assistance where she has the uncanny ability to flag poorly worded work with multiple strings of her “characters de jour”.
Sam also has her own published short story in the 2018 San Diego Writers and Editors Guild Anthology and has left her mark in places too numerous to mention.
Zorro – He’s on the case!
Hello and kia ora
I’m Zorro, Robyn’s assistant. I’m eighteen-years-old so I’m retired from normal cat duties and spend most of my days sleeping, eating and sunbathing. When I get occasional spurts of energy, I run around the office chasing things that aren’t there.
I’m very computer literate and love anything IT. I particularly like altering the names of files when I’m on the keyboard, which means Robyn has difficulty in finding Word documents sometimes.
Robyn travels a lot and I don’t like it when she goes away so I try and stop her from going by sleeping on her suitcase!