Robin F. Gainey partnered in the creation of California’s Gainey Vineyard; presided over winery culinary programs; and, with Julia Child and others, founded Santa Barbara’s American Institute of Wine and Food. She also oversaw the breeding and showing of champion Arabian Horses begun by the Gainey Family in 1939. Over the years, she’s lived in Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, and Rome, Italy. She returned to her hometown, Seattle, to find her heart in writing. Active trustee of the acclaimed Pacific Northwest Ballet, she enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding, skiing any mountain, and spending three months every year cruising British Columbia's Inside Passage by boat—mostly alone. Light of the Northern Dancers is her second novel.
Praise for "Light of the Northern Dancers"
"A wonderful story, full of surprises. I highly recommend Robin F. Gainey’s, Light of the Northern Dancers."
— Lynn V. Andrews, New York Times and internationally best-selling author of the Medicine Woman Series
"Brutal and beautiful, unflinching and hopeful, Robin Gainey’s LIGHT OF THE NORTHERN DANCERS reveals the triumphs and hardships of pioneer life in the Wyoming Territory in a powerful story of two women surviving against all odds. Gainey’s prose is as lush as her story is gripping—a literary page turner!"
— Lisa Alber, award-winning author of Whispers in the Mist and Path Into Darkness