Robin Hess is a contemporary Oz author. He has written books such as Christmas in Oz (1995) and L. Frank Baum and The Perfect Murder (2009). His earliest Oz book, Toto and the Cats of Oz, remained unpublished until 2013, because it conflicted with the copyrights to Ruth Plumly Thompson's books. His most recent book is The Spelling Bee of Oz which was published in 2016.
He has also written various articles for The Baum Bugle.
A retired minister, Hess lives in Washington State with his wife.