Contact Robin Van Auken
I’m Robin Van Auken, a writer and educator with a passion for learning new things and sharing what works. I advocate joyful self-reliance and independence, and I created Wholehearted Author to help other writers create, publish and promote their own books.
I began my publishing career as a traditionally published author, and while I encourage others to consider that route when possible, I prefer to work in both sectors of publishing: traditional and independent. I like the autonomy and responsibility, as well as the freedom, of being an indie author.
I’ve authored (and co-authored) many books on local and regional history, including “Play Ball! The Story of Little League® Baseball,” with my husband, Lance Van Auken.
I also write fiction, specializing in contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and thriller (sometimes using the pen name of Madeline Sloane). My novels include elements of her passions: traveling, boating, scuba diving, hiking, history and archaeology.
If you’re interested in grabbing a FREE NOVEL, then look no further. West Wind is a great introduction to the contemporary romance series, When Love Speaks. It’s quirky, fun, mysterious, and nautical.
If you would like to contact me with a question or a suggestion, please use the form below. I check email once per day and try to respond within 48 hours.