Rice, Robin Martinez
Robin Martinez Rice was born in Oakland, California many moons ago. She earned a degree in Psychology at Mills College and her Masters of Sciences degree in Counseling/ School Psychology at Cal State Hayward. After many years as an Educational Psychologist and Marriage Family Therapist she retired to follow her dream of writing.
As a child Robin lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a summer. She has traveled back to the Southwest many times, as the magic of this place invaded her spirit. Her writing ranges from mystical to children’s fiction. She is constantly at work on something new, and cannot keep the pencil out of her hand or the laptop from underneath her fingers.
Robin lives in Northern California with her husband, Boston Terrier, three cats, and five chickens. She has successfully launched two children and is not suffering from empty nest syndrome.
Hidden Within the Stones
Secret Jews in New Mexico? Gabriella Martinez can’t believe that her ancestors were members of a Spanish Brotherhood of Crypto-Jews. When she embarks on a journey to the small town of Tierra Amarilla she is overwhelmed by what she finds. The house she inherited is little more than crumbling adobe and Gabriella is ill prepared to live alone. When the old medallion causes her vivid dreams to spill over into daytime visions she discovers the secrets her family has kept hidden for generations.
Hidden Within the Stones weaves stories of past and present from Bishop Francisco Martín de la Serrano fleeing the Spanish Inquisition to Gabriella Martinez running from the truth about her life.