I'm Robina Haines
I was born and raised in the wheat belt in rural Western Australia.
In 2015, my life and the lives of my three young children were changed indefinitely when I got news of the sudden passing of my husband Nigel, on a remote mine site in the country’s north west.
12 months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go into battle for my own life.
My first book, ‘Hello Grief – Be My Friend’ was published in 2018. It talks of my journey with a young family dealing with the minefield of emotions that a sudden death and a cancer diagnosis brings about. It is a book that encompasses love, loss, grief, hope and moving forward positively.
My second book, ‘My Shining Star’, a children’s book, was published in 2019. It was written as a tribute to my youngest son who, following Nigel’s passing would collect little things and put them in his school bag. The pockets of his bag would often be emptied of feathers which he believed were parts of his dad’s angel wings. This book might provide a starting point for anyone else that may be on a similar path.
My third book will be out in the near future!