Writing credits

Robyn has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, winning awards along the way. She is also a published author of short stories.

For eight years, 2003-2011 she worked at the Yass Tribune, six of them as Managing Editor. She reprised her role with the country town newspaper in 2016-17.


  • Garry Essay Prize 2020
  • Australasian Catholic Press Association Award 2000.
  • CWA 75th Anniversary Scholarship, 1997


  • Rural Press journalist 2003-2011, 2016-7, Managing Editor 2005-2011
  • The versatile writer contributed to magazines including Small Farms, Town and Country Farmer, and The Magellan. Her freelance work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Land, Canberra Times and others (1984-current).

Short stories

  • Defining Days, published in LiNQ Literary Journal Vol 30, no 1, May 2003
  • Rainbow Letter, published in The Umbrella’s Shade, Stringybark Stories 2011
  • Endebted Dreams, shortlisted for Elyne Mitchell Award 2011
  • Southern Cross Literary Competition. 2003. Honourable Mention for Beyond Avalon
  • Joey’s Joke Backfires. FAW Bendigo, 2001. Commended

Writing for children

  • Nairda Lyne Award 2002.  Commended Keep Thinking Amy
  • Aussie Kids Short Story Competition. 2002.  Commended Keep Thinking Amy, finalist Karly saves the Kangaroo


  • Thesis on the oxygen carrying capacity of crocodile blood
  • Contributing author to a paper on the immune response of guinea pigs