Robin Hobb started writing at 18, under the name Megan Lindholm. She lives in Washington with her husband. She was born in California, but lived most of her life is Alaska. She started writing right after marrying Fred. While she wrote, she had multiple day jobs- including waitressing and keeping a tiny farm. She has stated that everything influences her writing- her dogs, songs on the radio, books she’s read, books she’s written, everything.
That’s basically all the info I have on her, sorry.