Your Virtual Research Assistant

You need a personal librarian

and research mentor.

Someone who will teach you how to find the facts to make your novel authentic and satisfying for your readers.


The Basics

This FREE self-paced course gives you the basics of online research for your novel. You will be introduced to free online resources for researchers and some organizational tools to help you get started with your novel’s authentic historical setting.

This course includes a copy of the Readerly World Building Guide for Historical Fiction Writers. Use it to get a baseline setting so you can start writing!

More Research to Deepen Your Setting

This self-paced course takes up where Part 1 leaves off and offers even more research strategies, websites for documents, and practical suggestions, including a timeline template for your novel.

$47

Part 2 includes a 30-minute historical research coaching session with Robin.  Get everything you need to research the setting for your novel.


I wholly endorse Robin’s research methods course. As a research librarian and a historical fiction writer, I found it direct, practical, and easy to navigate. She guides the first-time researcher with a step-by-step approach, and takes the seasoned researcher down paths they may not have yet discovered. 

Dorothea Buckingham, Retired research librarian and current historical author.


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