Robert Yehling is the author of ten books and ghostwriter of seven others. His most recent title, Just Add Water, the biography of autistic surfing great Clay Marzo, has been nominated for the Dorothy Gray Children's Literature Award and an International Book Award. He also works with author Kevin Hines, whose Cracked, Not Broken is revered worldwide for its discussion of bipolar disorder and suicide prevention. Yehling has also edited published titles on traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism. Another book on which he provided direct author assistance, Home Sweet Anywhere by Lynn Martin, was a bestseller. A professional journalist since 1976, Yehling was the recipient of the 2007 Independent Publishers Book Award for his Writes of Life: Using Personal Experiences in Everything You Write. He also has won national awards for his work in magazine journalism, online journalism, website editing, and a Bank of America Liberal Arts Award. Besides writing and editing, Yehling teaches cause-based writing and other topics at writers' conferences and workshops throughout the United States.