PJ Robins

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About Me

I've been a bookworm my whole life.

My all-time favorite children's author is Enid Blyton. Few things in life have been as enjoyable as sharing the Faraway Tree series, the Naughtiest Girl in School, and Mr. Pinkwhistle, with my own kids, who've loved them just as much.

It's too hard to pick a favorite author in any other genre. I read everything, but ever since I started writing it, YA fiction has held a special soft spot in my heart.

BECOMING NOA is my story to tell.

I've lived in Israel several times—more than five years in all. In my late-20s, I worked for the Mayor of Jerusalem. Later, I worked for a non-profit which ran cross-cultural encounters between young adult Israelis and Palestinians AND Jewish Zionist programming with an emphasis on religious pluralism.

This experience informs my fictionalization of a wave of bombing in the late 1990s, allowing me to present the still all-too-relevant Middle East political conflict and cultural tensions through the eyes of a person embarking on adulthood.