Koontz is my maiden name. My father is Warren S, in case anyone is doing a family history search. I am one of the amazing women listed on the internet who share the name Robin Koontz. One plays golf, another is a urologist. Several RKs have Amazon Wish Lists. To note, I don’t.
Anyway, I’m the Robin Koontz writer/illustrator, so far the only one who admits to it. I began my freelance career as a hopeful illustrator and production artist. Eventually I published my first picture book called Pussycat Ate the Dumplings in 1987. Since then I have been hired for or have sold projects as illustrator and/or author of novelty and picture books, early readers, middle grade fiction and nonfiction, magazine articles, and a variety of educational materials and blogs. I design book covers and interiors, and have created some book trailers for a few projects, just for fun. So far, I haven’t turned down a job that sounded interesting (which is all of them), and meanwhile I spend every spare moment working on spec projects that I hope to sell someday.
I share my life with one very patient partner of 38 years, Jeep the dog, Bonita and Shinny the cats, and a variety of wild critters that inhabit our Funny Farm in western Oregon.
And hey! The photos in my blog header are all public domain, with the exception of the cover of My Friend Rabbit, written and illustrated by one of my heroes, Eric Rohmann.