Newman, Robin

Raised in New York and Paris, Robin Newman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the City University of New York School of Law. She was a practicing attorney and legal editor, but prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. Author of the award-winning Wilcox & Griswold Mystery Series and several picture books, she’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, National Writing Project’s Writers Council, Bank Street Writers Lab, PEN America (CYAB), and Read Alliance’s Advisory Council. She lives in New York with two spoiled dogs. For more information, visit


THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE (A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery), earned a Kirkus Starred Review, was selected a Kirkus 2015 Best Middle-Grade Book, and is currently an Amazon Teachers’ Pick. Wanda Sykes also recorded an animated reading of the book for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online. HILDIE BITTERPICKLES NEEDS HER SLEEP was selected an American Booksellers Association’s 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers. The CASE OF THE POACHED EGG (A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery) was a 2019 IPPY Silver Medalist for Juvenile Fiction. DON’T CALL ME FUZZYBUTT! was a 2022 IPPY Bronze Medalist for picture books (7 & under).

 3 Fun Facts

1. I am frequently confused with my identical twin sister who also happens to work in publishing.
2. Am amazed that almost 7 million people have viewed Wanda Sykes’ reading of THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE.
3. I’m a total foodie (as are my two spoiled Spaniels). So, it’s no surprise that food seems to seep into much of my writing.