Robbie Harold writes fiction, plays, essays, and poetry and has attended all the AROHO retreats at Ghost Ranch since their inception. She is finalizing work on Murdered Sleep, a sequel to Heron Island, a historical mystery. She created “Vermonter in Brooklyn,” a blog featuring essays about life in Vermont and New York City, and writes features for the Montpelier Bridge community newspaper. She received a Master’s degree in 2001 from the Bread Loaf School of English, winning its Poetry Contest, judged by Pulitzer prizewinning poet Paul Muldoon, in 1999. Robbie is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Boston writing center Grub Street, lives in Montpelier, Vermont and Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Wayne Fawbush and cats. In the past year she played Helen Martins in Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca at Vermont’s Unadilla Theater, an experience which deepened her understanding of character, scene, and conflict.