Robin Donnelly grew up in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia but was periodically carted across the Steubenville Bridge with her belongings shoved into black garbage bags as her mother vied for a new life in Ohio.
Robin became a single mother at age 18 and a 1995 Graduate of Parma School of Nursing.
With an empty nest, and after retiring from the field of nursing in 2012, she got to work organizing her life stories. She wrote over the next five years to process her painful past and published Steel Town Girl in September 2018.
She is writing her second memoir about single motherhood and raising a child as a child herself.
She is a military mother of two adult sons and lives with her husband and Bengal cat in sunny Florida.