Robin Orm Hansen
A folklorist, Robin Orm Hansen loves to write stories that ring true but have a twist of magic or off-ness—mittens that become a compass when
you're lost, a boy who speaks only in the presence of plants; a World War II Zero pilot who can't stand killing. With a writing background in journalism
and knitting folklore, she has articles and stories in regional and national publications from Yankee Magazine to Family Fun and Piecework.
Born on a Maine island, she grew up as a service kid and lived in eight locations before turning six—and many more later. She and her husband
have lived in Maine now for decades, and she is still amazed to see babies grow into kids, become adults, and finally grow old.
Her writing hero, Pierre Boulle (Planet of the Apes, Bridge on the River Kwai), was also a fan of off-ness. Her previous books include Whistling
with Olives: 52 things to do at the dinner table besides eating and Ultimate Mittens.