Robin Moore...Children's Book Author and Storyteller

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Your Journey Begins Here...

 

Thank you for visiting Robin’s website, where you can learn more about his Books and Recordings, Storytelling Performances, Writing Workshops and Living History Programs. Since 1981, Robin has made his full-time living as an author, storyteller and teacher of storytelling and writing skills. 
 
He has told stories to one million children and has presented over 5,000 storytelling programs. He is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for children, published by HarperCollins, Random House and Simon & Schuster. Robin was named National Storyteller of the Year and Author of the Year by the PA School Librarians Association. He holds a Masters Degree in Oral Traditions and serves on the faculty of The Graduate Institute.
 
For more than 35 years, Robin has enjoyed creating stories in both spoken and written word and helping children and families uncover their own storytelling traditions. Join him as we awaken the hidden storyteller and discover the natural born writer in us all…

 

Virtual Classroom Visits

 

New Online Programming: Storytelling Goes Digital!

Bring the Power of Storytelling to your students with an interactive Virtual Classroom Visit from Nationally-Known Author and Storyteller Robin Moore
 
To Learn More: Contact Robin directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Choose from:

 -- “Awakening the Imagination: My Life as a Writer” Interactive Author Visit

-- "Discovering the Natural-Born Writer: My Four Writing Secrets” Writing Workshop

-- “Living History: Early Lifeways from Frontier and Indian Culture” Traditional Stories and Primitive Living Skills

 What Teachers Say:

 Robin Moore’s virtual visit was a terrific addition to our social studies curriculum this year!  He provided valuable information about Native American history and culture and shared authentic artifacts with the students.  His storytelling was engaging and interactive, even through a computer screen; students remained attentive throughout the presentation and had fun incorporating movement and callbacks throughout his delightful tales.  While we miss the excitement of having Mr. Moore physically present to build a tipi with our students, this virtual visit was the perfect option to enhance our studies this year.

Heather O’Connor, 3rd Grade Teacher

New Eagle Elementary School

Wayne, PA

 

I first met Robin many years ago when we hired him to do a school-wide assembly.  At the time I was amazed at his storytelling prowess and his ability to paint pictures from his mind's eye, drawing all of us into the world of his imagination.  Since that initial assembly, Robin has come into my classroom numerous times to tell stories, talk about his life as a writer and engage my students in conversations about his books.  When it became clear that we would be online this school year, Robin and I planned a Zoom appearance that would closely model the feel and excitement of his live visits.  He brought the same enthusiasm to this setting and the kids are still eagerly reminiscing about Robin's visit.  He is a master of his craft and I would highly recommend having Robin join any classroom, or wider school setting, for an engaging session for all ages.

 Will Starr, 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Plymouth Meeting Friends School

Plymouth Meeting, PA

 

Working with Robin Moore, as I have for the past twelve years, has always been a true pleasure, and his virtual storytelling sessions are nothing short of magical. Mr. Moore has a true talent for bringing history to life and making learning exciting for students of all ages.

Tara Kramer, Middle School Teacher

DuBois Central Catholic School

DuBois, PA

 

Robin has been working with our school for many years, coming in to share stories, crafts, and traditions of the Lenape people with our students. His expertise fits perfectly with our unit on Native American people and is something we look forward to year after year. This year, we were unsure if Robin's visit would be possible due to the pandemic, but he was able to work with us on coordinating a virtual experience. When he shared his stories via Zoom, the students were just as engaged as they would have been if we heard them in person. He shared some of his handmade tools, crafts, and clothing as well, and the students were so excited to learn more about Robin's creating process. We would definitely recommend this virtual "field trip"! 

Taylor Salvitti and Joe Dubb, Third Grade Teachers

Friends Central School

Wynnewood, PA

 

 


Amazon Self-Publishing Consulting Services

Self-Publishing Consultations

Robin Moore

With more than forty years of experience in the business of writing and publishing books, I can help you make smart decisions about self-publishing your book in today’s ever-changing literary landscape. 

As your one-on-one book consultant, I can provide an A-Z approach which takes your project from original concept through the steps of writing, publishing and distributing your work before a world-wide readership. My goal is to help first-time authors get into print by using the tools developed by the independent publishing movement. It is an exciting time to be a writer. Thanks to advances in digital technology and the expansion of the world-wide book distribution network, self-published writers can now create, publish and distribute high-quality books at an affordable price. 

Using this time-tested method, I show you how to set up your own publishing company and launch your book in both print and digital format on the Amazon.com platform. Amazon uses an expansive global network to process your orders, print your books on demand and distribute them to your readers. You own the copyright and 100% of the book royalties are direct-deposited into your account. My consultation fee is a one-time charge which is due on publication. Because you are the owner of your own independent publishing house, the rest of the rewards come directly to you.

My Approach: 

I realize that entrusting your book to me is an important decision. Because I have already made just about every mistake an author can make in the book business, my goal is to save you time, money and heartache by guiding you through the process of breathing life into your writing, transforming your manuscript into a book and then sending your creative brainchild out into the world. Every writer needs a companion through this process. I have been fortunate to have many fine teachers, editors and publishing mentors over the years. Now I am in a position to return the favor and help first-time authors find their way on the path to publishing. 

 

My Experience? More than 40 Years as a Writer and Publisher

In 1971, after serving as a combat soldier with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, I used my G.I. Bill benefits to enroll as a journalism student at Penn State University. I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor until 1981, when I began my career as a children’s book author. I created Groundhog Press, a small independent publishing house and self-published my first book, The Bread Sister of Sinking Creek, a historical fiction novel for children about life on the Pennsylvania frontier. A year later, I sold the book to HarperCollins and began a long and successful career as a children’s book author published by HarperCollins, Random House and Simon & Schuster—Three of the five largest publishers in the world. Along the way, I also produced written and recorded projects through my own independent publishing house. I have published more than twenty books using this combination of mainstream and independent publishing. In 2002, I completed an M.A. in Writing and Oral Traditions with the Graduate Institute and have served on the faculty of the graduate school writing program ever since. I am Director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center, which provides the faculty and students with the tools to create and publish books in both print and digital form before a world-wide readership. For the last eight years, I have offered the same guidance and expertise to non-academic authors who wish to publish their books in the new era of self-publishing.  

 

Here are a few links that might be helpful: 

My website: www.robin-moore.com  

My Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Moore/ 

Want to learn more about this pathway to publishing? Let’s Talk…

Because each project is different, it is important to begin with a Free Phone Consultation which will help me understand your project and what you want to do with it. I will also give you a whirlwind tour of the four steps in the self-publishing process: 

--Editorial

--Book Design

--Publishing

--Distribution

 

To schedule a Book Consultation: 

You can reach me directly at 215 915 6825

or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact info: 

Robin Moore Self-Publishing Consultations

Box 1311

Doylestown, PA 18901

 

Join These Successful Self-Published Authors!

To view these successful titles on Amazon, click the cover image.

Imagine your book with the global distribution of an Amazon listing!

 

Robin helped me to publish my first book, A Sweet Life: Seven Unexpected Blessings of Living with Diabetes. Robin’s caring, sensitive and expert publishing skills were with me every step of the way. Also, Robin was right when he told me that the excitement generated by the creative process of making a book is contagious; after you finish your first book, you want to do more. As soon as we completed my memoir, we started working on my second publishing project, a picture book with beautiful full-color illustrations by a talented artist.

Richard Humphreys
Camp Director, Environmental Educator and Advocate for Diabetic Children

With Robin’s help, I have now published my first full-color picture book. The illustrations by Gabriel Anderson turned out beautifully!

Richard Humphreys 
Environmental Educator and Published Author 

Robin Moore is an expert at self-publishing books and was instrumental in the successful production and publication of my book, MAXed OUT: Portland Transit Poems. I had never self-published a book before and he walked me through all of the steps like the pro that he is. He really understands Amazon's KDP book publishing system and was able to get my manuscript through the sometimes confusing and complicated process. He also was able to draw from his many contacts in the publishing world and I was able to utilize a superb editor and book designer he recommended.

He's kind, patient, knowledgeable and knew how to work through any issues that arose. As an experienced self-published author of many print and ebooks himself, he understands the position of an author and how much our writing means to us. I continue to work with Robin on other writing projects and his experience and professionalism shine through.  I highly recommend his services for anyone self-publishing a book.


Rick McMonagle
Poet and Author

   

Thanks to Robin Moore and his staff for helping to make the publication of my memoir, Pennsylvania
Cowboy: Eighty Years on Horseback, possible and affordable. My kids, grandkids and many friends have
enjoyed books written by Robin for years and he provided us with the patience and assistance we
needed to get our book in print.


Lundy Flick
Cowboy, Rancher and Educator

Robin not only urged me to write my first book, From Being to Becoming: Living an Authentic and Meaningful Life, but found a top-notch copy editor to work on the manuscript. Robin also connected me with a skillful book designer, who did the layout and cover design. He oversaw all of these steps and walked me through the publishing process to showcase the book on Amazon. I couldn’t have done this without his commitment and dedication to working with new authors. 

Jim Trifone, Ph.D.
Educator

   Robin Moore has been a beacon of hope with his dedication and patience during the editing and
publishing of A Naturopathic Doctor’s Guide to Wellness for Immune Support: Using the Six
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine to Protect and Promote Your Family’s Health and Well-
Being. I originally planned to disseminate this information in a newsletter but in the process of
these publishing consultations, I was easily able to offer this timely and important information to
the public as a self-published book during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Dr. Artemis Morris
Naturopathic Physician
 

Transforming my Master’s thesis into my book, The Two-Digit Revolution: Enhancing Writing Fluency, Reading Readiness and Cognitive Development Through Cursive Handwriting Instruction, required an understanding of a sequence that involved publisher contracts, accounting systems for payments and royalties, coordination for editing and cover design, plus record-keeping for taxes.  Robin’s guidance led me away from pitfalls that would have been costly. Having access to expertise in publishing is a good thing but having the know-how, with a calm management mindset, is invaluable to one who needs direction in navigating the publishing processes. Most of all, I credit Robin’s dedication to the quality of my work with those critical words and sequence in my Prologue that effectively “rolls-out” the intent of my story, not unlike the stage curtains that pull apart to reveal an opening set of a play.  If you are considering seeing your name on a book cover, it is worth it to check in with Robin, for his honesty will open your pathway to the publishing world.

Celia Batan
Educational Consultant

   

Writing my first book was a daunting task. However, Robin Moore changed all that. Because of
his guidance, I am now a published author. He made the steps of the publishing process clear and
concise and put me at ease so I could enjoy the journey. He coached me every step of the way.
His ability to remain focused and extremely organized gave me the confidence I needed to
publish my poetic memoir, A Journey That Breaks the Heart.

Ann Marie Sullivan
Educator

I couldn’t have published Quiet Fire: Mindfulness in the Classroom without Robin’s expert guidance. Maneuvering the waters of publishing with Robin as my guide, I published successfully and highly recommend him and the support he can offer.

Lisa Harlow
Educator

Robin Moore truly mentored me on the publication of my book, Breaking Text: Bringing the Power of Performance to the Language Arts Classroom. He was always there with helpful knowledge and friendly encouragement. His experience is an essential resource for new authors.

Robert Fee
Educator

 

I will always be grateful for Robin Moore's gentle guidance and genuine enthusiasm for my first book, Just Like Me, a chapter book for children and families living with Dyslexia. I cannot wait to continue our partnership!

Barbara Connery
Educator

 

Robin Moore was an incredible resource and help to me as I published my first book, The ABC’s of Health and Healing. His guidance was calm and timely. He walked me through each step and gave me important things to consider. He made me feel comfortable and helped to guide me through this process. There is no way I could have published my book without him!!  I highly recommend Robin Moore as a publishing consultant!

Cheryl Martinelli
Educator

 

Robin Moore was instrumental in helping me publish my first book, A Climate for Learning: How to Create an Emotionally-Intelligent Classroom in the First Four Days of School. If you have ever wanted to write, don't miss an opportunity to work with this man. 

Lawrence Carroll
Educational Consultant

 


 

 

 

 

 

Download the latest Audio Recordings! Listen to Robin telling some of his best-loved stories in these three award-winning audio recordings!


 What's Wild is WildWhat's Wild is Wild- To listen to a sample of the story, Hairywoman, click here.  To purchase full mp3 download: Mail a check ($9 for each recording) payable to Robin Moore, Box 1311, Doylestown, PA 18901. Be sure to include your email address. You will receive an email with a link which will allow you to download the recording via Dropbox. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

when the moon is full audio downloadWhen the Moon is Full- To listen to a sample of the story, Stuffed Panther, click here.  To purchase full mp3 download: Mail a check ($9 for each recording) payable to Robin Moore, Box 1311, Doylestown, PA 18901. Be sure to include your email address. You will receive an email with a link which will allow you to download the recording via Dropbox. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fins Furs and Feathers- To listen to a sample of the story, Silver Lake Trout, click here.  To purchase full mp3 download: Mail a check ($9 for each recording) payable to Robin Moore, Box 1311, Doylestown, PA 18901. Be sure to include your email address. You will receive an email with a link which will allow you to download the recording via Dropbox. 

 

 

Audio Downloads

Download the latest Audio Recordings! Listen to Robin telling some of his best-loved stories in these three award-winning audio recordings!

when the moon is full audio download

Books and E-Books

The Family that Reads Together Series

A collection of Robin’s most well-loved books, designed to be read aloud by parents and their children.

The wait is over! New paperback and e-book editions of these books are now available directly from Amazon.

To read book descriptions, reviews and sample chapters or to place an Amazon order, click on the book cover.

To view Robin’s Amazon Author page and see all available titles, visit www.amazon.com/author/robinmoore.

 

Historical Fiction        
Bread Sister Book  
Folklore        
   

Storytelling and Writing

(Available as e-books only)

       
tale  wild tales book  

  To Download a free sample of The Cherry Tree Buck, click here.