About Robyn

Robyn Hipkiss became a Christian at the age of 18 during the Billy Graham Crusade in Adelaide in 1959. After completing Bible College studies she worked full time in church administration as well as in youth work and children’s ministry. Robyn married Terry Hipkiss in 1969 and they moved to Canberra a few years later to be involved in pastoral work in a number of churches, as well as pioneering and establishing a church. Widowed in 1998, Robyn has two married daughters and eight grandchildren. She retired in 2008 after 28 years working part time in advertising at The Canberra Times. Now her love for roses is her passion in the garden, she is committed to keeping fit, and enjoys a coffee and catch-up with friends. Robyn is a great believer in the therapy of good fun and lots of laughter. Providing homestay accommodation for overseas students, involvement in church activities, running women’s groups, and many hours at the computer with her writing keeps her busy.

In 2006 and 2009 Robyn fulfilled a dream to tell the stories of some of the many inspiring women who had touched her heart and life over the years by self-publishing two books, firstly Australian Women of Grace and then Australian Women of Courage. Her own story is included in her first book. Her third book, Inspiring Stories of Life and Faith is part of the Inspiring Stories series published by Ark House Press, and tells more inspirational stories of men and women from all walks of life.

Rather surprised to find herself an author late in life, Robyn is motivated by her belief that the example of these men and women will inspire and encourage others to also overcome their life’s challenges.


Robyn Hipkiss Portrait