Robin Black has lived in the Philadelphia area for more than 15 years. She first began writing fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in the early 1980s. In the past two years, while working with the Rittenhouse Writers' Group, Robin has devoted increasing time to her writing. Her story "Gaining Ground" was featured in 2002 in the InterAct Theatre series "Writing Aloud," and will appear in the Alaska Quarterly Review this fall. She has reviewed books for The Philadelphia Inquirer and, as a juror for their first annual Readers' Prize, for ELLE magazine. She has also published personal essays. Robin lives in Bala Cynwyd with her husband Richard and three children.