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Introducing Robin Dunne

As we announced last week, Vinspire has acquired the rights to the novelization of Robin Dunne’s script, Christmas on Mistletoe Lake. Robin will also be penning the novel, and we want to introduce you to our newest author!

Robin’s acting career began in 1998, when he landed a role in the John Woo produced blockbuster The Big Hit opposite Mark Wahlberg and Lou Diamond Phillips. Since then, Dunne’s other feature film credits include Borderline Normal, The Snow Walker, Devil In The Dark, Space Milkshake, Torment, and Just Friends. His television work includes roles on Manchester Prep, Dawson’s Creek, CSI Miami, NCIS, Dead Like Me, Defiance, and the Netflix series October Faction, as well a lead roles in the television films Sound of Christmas, Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, and On The Twelfth Day of Christmas, the latter of which he also co-wrote.

In 2008, Robin landed the starring role in the SyFy Channel’s hit series Sanctuary that ran for four seasons. He also directed on the series, which launched his career as a writer/director. To date, Robin has also written and directed the feature films A.R.C.H.I.E and A.R.C.H.I.E 2 (both featuring the voice of Michael J. Fox) as well as Welcome To Nowhere, which he also starred in alongside Sara Canning.

Most recently, Robin directed the movie-of-the-week, The Magical Christmas Shoes for Lifetime. Coming up in 2020, Robin is slated to direct the Lifetime MOW Christmas on Mistletoe Lake from his own script.


Charleston, SC, July 13, 2020– Vinspire Publishing has acquired the rights to the novelization of Christmas at Mistletoe Lake, a made-for-tv movie script written by Canadian actor Robin Dunne.

The novelization will be written by Robin Dunne who penned the original script. This will be Vinspire Publishing’s first full-length Christmas novel as well as the first acquisition of a novel based upon a screenplay.

Robin Dunne, a Leo-award winning actor, has had several starring roles in various holiday movies as well as previous roles in the Syfy drama Sanctuary and the recent Netflix series, October Faction.  He also co-wrote the Roxy Hunter franchise for Nickelodeon and co-authored the novels for the franchise as well.

Penned as The Holiday meets Message in a Bottle, Christmas at Mistletoe Lake will appeal to viewers of contemporary holiday movies set in quaint towns and lovers of wholesome romances during the Christmas season. While the movie, which is produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions and will be directed by Robin Dunne, is tentatively set to begin filming this fall for a Christmas 2020 release, the novel is set to release on November 30. Prior to the book’s release, readers can expect behind-the-scenes videos from Dunne that will look at the transformation from script to novel, his writing process, and, potentially, scenes from the set during filming.  

Vinspire Publishing focuses on publishing genre fiction and non-fiction titles for the entire family. Its entire catalog is available online at www.vinspirepublishing.com and books are distributed nationally through Ingram and Baker & Taylor.