Archive | July 2013

Another wonderful Article from Abbeville

Henry  E Green, prolific staff writer from the Abbeville paper “Press and Banner” interviewed me a few weeks ago.  The following article appeared in the June 19th issue.  I was very pleased with it!

The only issue I have with the article is that my name was spelled with a Y (Robyn) but that was a technical error as I was informed a few months ago that in searching my name, a very risque, as in XXX author came up.  That is not me.  Now when one does a search of my (properly spelled) name, my Facebook page, my Author Site from Amazon, and the book entries all come up.  Thank you, Lord!!


ANYWAY…Here is the article…I hope you all enjoy it.




Robyn Lynn Wildes, a Georgia woman with Abbeville connections, writes NO STRINGS

By Henry E. Green

A Georgia woman with Abbeville family connections has published a novel set largely in Abbeville.

Robyn Lynn Wildes has published A Special Preview Edition of No Strings,

Book 2 of what she calls the Festival Series, which takes it’s name from the Abbeville Spring Festival.

This preview is available on Amazon, according to Wildes, who plans for the entire book to be published later this summer.

Judging from the blurb on the back cover, No Strings, which is also set in Helen, Georgia has the stirrings of a love story.

“When Nikki Evans steps in to help out her musician friend Richard in Helen, Georgia, she has no idea that in a matter of just a few hours, her entire world will be turned upside down.  By a man, at that!”

The front cover of the book even has a color photograph of Abbeville’s Court Square, which is perhaps appropriate for a woman who says she has adopted Abbeville as her “second hometown.”

Wildes, who said that the full book is slated to come out June 24, is from an old Abbeville family.  Her

Trinity Street Painting

Trinity Street Painting

parents, Robert and Linda Wildes, live in Greenwood but are former residents of Abbeville.

Her mother is the former Linda Fay Page, the daughter of the late BL Page, who for many years operated the shoe repair shop on Trinity Street in downtown Abbeville.



Robyn, meanwhile, spent much of her early life in Massachusetts, where she attended Amherst College, but she spent her summers here.

She now resides in Clarkesville, in Northeast Georgia, where she sings in a praise band for her church.  It has brought her some memorable experiences–like recently singing, “Down to the River to Pray” a cappella with her musical comrades.



The Praise Team  (yes that's me on the end)

The Praise Team (yes that’s me on the end)


Putting pen to paper, though, –or, in the 21st century fashion, fingers to keyboard–has long been her passion.

“I’ve always wanted to be a writer ever

since I was a little kid,” she said.

Robyn has three children–two boys and a girl–ranging in age from 23-27–and two grandchildren.

She is a woman with a definite love of chocolate.  When she’s writing, she loves to get a cup of coffee and some chocolate–dark chocolate with raspberry filling is her favorite–to help provide for smooth sailing through the world of fiction.

Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?

PUB 6-19-2013 in the Press and Banner newspaper…Abbeville, SC


Another correction that I must make, besides the spelling of my name, is the fact that I attended The University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, not Amherst College…but I sailed out of that school without graduating, and into the world of wife and mother for many years before taking the leap to become the writer I am today.

I look forward to sharing more adventures with you in the future.  Have a wonderful day!!