Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Mark Robijn (also Robyn) lives in Tacoma Washington where he loves to hike Mt. Rainier and enjoy the beautiful scenery. A lifelong lover of adventure stories and science fiction, he grew up reading Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Issac Asimov. In addition to his children’s picture book Moogy and the Peach Tree Dragon, he has written a series of young adult science fiction books called Johnny Apocalypse and the Nuclear Wasteland, available on Amazon. He has also written a romantic thriller e-book called Dead by Midnight, available on most e-book platforms.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Moogy and the Peach Tree Dragon is my latest book. It was a story I told to my own children and sprang from my love of dragons and fantasy.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I listen to show tunes on the TV while I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jack London, The Call of the Wild
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
Issac Asimov, I Robot
Fred Saberhagen, the Berserker Series
Harry Harrison, The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!
What are you working on now?
Another sequel to my Johnny Apocalypse series, as well as another children’s picture book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I would say Facebook and Reedy are two great places to start.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write because you love it first. Then be proud of what you’ve written and don’t be afraid to share it with the world.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write what you love.
What are you reading now?
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue to write more books for my series and more picture books.
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?
Something really big so it would take a long time. Stephen King’s The Stand, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, The Lord of the Rings, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
Author Websites and Profiles
Mark Robyn Website