Robin found her passion for writing, which later became her second career, after spending nearly 20 years in the construction industry.
Having always been a lover of books, Robin attributes her creativity to the wonderful overseas adventures she has shared with her husband of 15 years. Backpacking (or certainly close to it), throughout Europe and having lived in England, opened her mind and with that came a steady stream of story ideas inspired by her author- idols in the suspense/thriller genre.
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration comes from many different places. Some I find comes from my dreams, others I find come from something as simple as a statement from one of my children. But overall, I find that what inspires me most is the support I get from my family. They are my inspiration.
Tell us about your writing process.
I would consider myself a bit of a hybrid writer. That is to say that I sometimes start a novel staring a blank screen and typing Chapter 1. Other times, I’ve developed outlines and character analyses to such depth, that it probably would have taken nearly the same amount of time to actually write the story. I guess it just depends on what pops into my head.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters write their own words. They tell me what direction they wish to head.
What advice would you give other writers?
I have learned that patience is extremely important. Success, however one measures it, does not happen overnight. It takes perseverance to make it in this publishing landscape!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am a self-published author. I have attempted, to a small degree, to obtain representation, to no avail. I would not say that I gave that part of it my full attention. It simply took too much away from my writing. So, in the end, for me it was best to go it alone. I say alone, but really, I have a team that does an awesome job helping me to publish a professional product.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the major publishers will continue to struggle to maintain their positions. Self-published authors will continue to rise in the ranks. Too many good writers are overlooked by the big dogs and the time has come for us to put our futures in our own hands.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: mystery, suspense, thriller, supernatural, paranormal
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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