Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
All about me! I am a lover of books, reading them or writing them I can’t seem to get enough. After my first day of kindergarten I came home crying because they hadn’t taught me to read that day.
That hasn’t changed since I became an adult, well maybe the crying part now that I can read.
I am married to a great guy and we have two sons. We live in the Midwest where we enjoy all four seasons to their fullest. We are cottage and boat sport fans in the summer and die hard college football fans in the winter.
I write because I love to create stories and I hope that you will get to escape with me into these tales even if for just a little while.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book is Down the Willow Tree. I find that a lot of my books are inspired by music. The funny thing is that the song isn’t often in any way similar to the book. It just seems to start my imagination turning. This particular book was dreamed up after listening to the Johnny Cash Song: Black Veil. You can look up the lyrics and find similarities, I think my story ends happier…no disrespect to Mr. Cash.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so! Most of the time is spent on my couch in the living room. My husband watching sailing videos and my kids making me take breaks to come outside and inspect some insect or stop to plan some video game for a minute.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’m not sure that I could say any in particular. I just love writing. For years I did it just for fun. Finally, I got the nerve to start publishing some of my work.
What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on Mind Games. It is a paranormal book about some kids that were basically a science experiment of some German spies. They hold lots of deadly secrets in their minds and they can communicate telepathically. They are getting chased by a lot of people to get the secrets that they don’t know they have. I am excited about it because I have rewritten this book about three times. I am forcing myself to move it forward and it’s about half done.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Hidden Gems ARC. It really helps to not only hear others opinions but to get the reviews. Unfortunately there are just so many authors, even if you have a great book it’s hard to get noticed.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do it because you love it, because it’s hard to make money at it initially.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t quit before payday.
What are you reading now?
I just finished reading Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis. I love books and especially paranormal books so this was right up my alley.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to keep publishing. After Mind Games I have another idea for a book that I want to start to explore.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I think I would just like my iPhone and a charger so I could keep downloading new books. I can’t commit to reading any of the same 3-4 over an over. I can’t even stand to read my own books that many times!
Author Websites and Profiles
Elizabeth Robin Website