ROBERT YEHLING is the author, co-author and ghostwriter of 18 books,
including the acclaimed Just Add Water (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the biography of autistic surfing great Clay Marzo, a finalist for the 2015 Dotty Gray Literature Award for outstanding writing on autism; and Writes of Life: 366 Exercises to Fulfill Your Writing Life (Open Books Press), called by the Midwest Book Review the most comprehensive, diverse, and enjoyable writing exercise book on the market.
Yehling has edited and shepherded more than 130 books in all genres,
including New York Times bestselling memoirist Lynne Martin ("Home Sweet Anywhere"), and 2015 International Book Award and IPPY Gold Medal winner for Visionary Fiction Lynnda Pollio (Trusting the Currents). His engaging, informative presentations have inspired writers for 15 years, and take him to conferences and classrooms throughout the country.
A former PR agency owner, Yehling works with authors as an editor,
shepherd/coach, marketing and publicity consultant, social media and
online content provider, and book proposal writer. He helps authors locate
agents and mid-level publishers, and works with clients worldwide. He also
is editor of The Hummingbird Review literary journal.
In 2016, Yehling is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a professional
writer. After beginning as a sports reporter for a San Diego County daily
newspaper at 16, he has gone on to be an investigative and immersion
journalist, music reviewer, print and online magazine editor, website
editor, travel writer, and book author/editor. A regular in the West Coast
Times Festival of Books.
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