About S. Robichaud:
S. Robichaud is a small town Maine native with a thirst for creating. Her love of books began in elementary school and came in the form of Witches by Roald Dahl and of course, Harry Potter. She still lives in Maine with her fiancé, Nick, two children, Caleb and Keiarra, and two dogs, Jada and Lando. As a family, they love days on the lakes and taking their dogs for walks. Only they have to refer to it as “Stroll with the trolls,” because their dogs are super smart, and they know what the word “walk” means. When she is not writing, she loves reading, cooking, and painting.
What inspires you to write?
I get inspiration to write from different things. The possibility of creating a new world or inventing a monster. Making a fandom following from something that was born from my imagination is always motivating. I loved Once up a time, and how intertwined the stories all were, and I think a lot of my plot twists take a page from Storybrook at times.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
One of my favorite authors is Khaled Hosseini. He has giving millions a chance to see inside a world that is real and not normally shown. When you think of Afghanistan, for those who have never been there like me, you may picture what you see on TV. But his words paint a beautiful picture of love and happiness, and normalcy. It is truly beautiful how he brings you through the changes that fell over Afghanistan through the decades.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is sporadic. Sometimes I am able to sit with my laptop and pick up where I left off. Other times, I’m traveling, so I’m writing chapters that I have planned from the beginning, out of order. That may not be the best way, to jump around like that, but that is why we edit!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Do I listen to my characters? That is a great question, but no. I think my characters are barbie dolls. I will say though, no matter what character I am writing at the time, I take on their emotions. No matter if it is King Beckford or Anders, I feel what they are feeling. I think they are all a small, very small part of me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write, read, and relax! This isn’t something that comes quick, but if you keep on working on your skills, no matter what, you will get there! It’s a learning process
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did not have a game plan. I thought I would submit it, see where it takes me and then if it does not get picked up, I will look into self-publishing. I even took a class on self-publishing!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think people will always want to hold a book in their hand, and that gives me comfort! But as far as traditional publishing, it is up in the air. A lot of people know they have good stories and they believe in their work so much that they might just go on their own path from the start.
What genres do you write?: Young Adult
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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