Robin LaFevers

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Robin Lorraine LaFevers
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LaFevers at the Miami Book Fair International 2014
Pen name R. L. LaFevers, Robin LaFevers
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship US
Genre Children's literature
Notable awards Junior Library Guild Selection
Children 2
Website
www.robinlafevers.com

Robin Lorraine LaFevers is an American children's book writer from California.

She is the author of the Theodosia series (illustrated by Yoko Tanaka) and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series (illustrated by Kelly Murphy) for children. She is the author of the His Fair Assassin series for young adults.


Personal life[edit]

La Fevers grew up in Los Angeles and now resides on a small ranch in Southern California with her husband and two sons.[1] LaFevers has had a lifelong love of animals,[2] which often make appearances in her novels, and a sensitivity to ecological responsibility best apparent in the Nathaniel Fludd books. She admits to a belief in the magical, which is also a driving element of stories such as Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos.

Awards[edit]

Her novel Flight of the Phoenix was selected by the Junior Library Guild in 2009.[3] YALSA named Dark Triumph as one of the Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2014.[4] It also received a 2014 Indies Choice Book Award Young Adult Honor[5]

Grave Mercy was a 2014-2015 Iowa High School Book Award nominee[6] and a 2017 Abe Lincoln Teen Choice Book Award nominee.[7]

Works[edit]

Standalone Novels[edit]

  • The Falconmaster (2003)
  • Werewolf Rising (2006)
  • Wild Daughters of Ares (Anticipated, 2020)[8] - On Hold [9]

His Fair Assassin Series[edit]

  • Nominated for the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
  • Published as Robin LaFevers
  • A young adult romantic historical fiction series set in Brittany (now part of France) during the Middle Ages.[10]
  1. Grave Mercy (2012) Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 9780547628349
  2. Dark Triumph (2013) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780547628387
  3. Mortal Heart (2014) Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780547628400
  4. Untitled His Fair Assassin #4 (Anticipated 2018) [11][9]
  5. Untitled His Fair Assassin #5 (Anticipated 2019) [12][9]

Lowthar's Blade[edit]

  • Published as R. L. LaFevers
  • A classic fantasy series for young readers.[13]
  1. The Forging of the Blade (2004)
  2. The Secrets of Grim Wood (2005)
  3. The True Blade of Power (2005)

Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist[edit]

  • Published as R. L. LaFevers, Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
  • A series for young readers.
  • Follows the adventures of Nathaniel (Nate) Fludd as he travels the world in search of mythical beasts.[14]
  1. Flight of the Phoenix (2009)
  2. The Basilisk's Lair (2010)
  3. The Wyverns' Treasure (2010)
  4. The Unicorn's Tale (2011)
  5. Untitled Nathaniel Fludd Book #5 (Anticipated, after 2020, on hold) [15]
  6. Untitled Nathaniel Fludd Book #6 (Anticipated, after 2020, on hold) [15]

Theodosia[edit]

  • Published as R. L. LaFevers
  • A series for middle school aged children, set in Edwardian London (1906) and Egypt. Theodosia experiences adventures as she protects the world from curses found on ancient Egyptian artifacts that were recovered by her parents.[16]
  1. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (2007)
  2. Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris (2008)
  3. Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (2010)
  4. Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (2011)
  5. Theodosia and the Flame of Sekhmet (Anticipated, after 2020)[17] - On hold[15]

Essays[edit]

  • Community Conversation-Your Unique Story: Become Your Novel's Secret Ingredient
    • In Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to get Published (2016, Editor Therese Walsh)
  • Eye on the Prize-Surviving "Nearly There": How to Thrive When You're This Close to Publication
    • In Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to get Published (2016, Editor Therese Walsh)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Author". R. L. LaFevers Children's Author. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Basilisk's Lair, Beastologist #2 - Interview with R.L. LaFevers". The Enchanted Inkpot. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Flight of the Phoenix: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book 1". Junior Library Guild. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Rosemary Hawkings (April 15, 2014). "ABA Announces 2014 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners". bookweb.org. American Booksellers Association. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Iowa Book Awards 2014-2015: Iowa High School Book Award 2014-2015". westunion.lib.ia.us. West Union Community Library. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "2017 Abe Lincoln Award Nominees: Grave Mercy". oprfhs.libguides.com. Oak Park and River Forest High School Library. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Wild Daughters of Ares". Goodreads. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "An Overdue Explanation, A Belated Apology, and A Heartfelt Thank You". Robin LaFevers. June 7, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ "The World of His Fair Assassin". Robin LaFevers. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Untitled (His Fair Assassin # 4)". Goodreads. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Untitled (His Fair Assassin # 5)". Goodreads. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Older Works". R. L. LaFevers Children's Author. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Nathanial Fludd, Beastologist". Nathanial Fludd. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ a b c "At Long Last -- An Update!". R. L. LaFevers Children's Author. August 23, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Theodosia's Life and Times". Theodosia Throckmorton. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Theodosia and the Flame of Sekhmet". Goodreads. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 

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