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Tag Line Tuesday with Roberta M. Roy

Today Tag Line Tuesday is happy to welcome Roberta M. Roy, but you can call her Robin. Robin is the author of the post-nuclear disaster novel, Jolt: a rural noir. Let’s get started.

Ed: Hi, Robin. So, where you from?

RMR: I was born in Poughkeepsie in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State and have lived here off and on for what now adds up to be about half my life. However I have also lived more places stateside and abroad than makes sense to list.

Ed: You have one of those dreaded “day jobs?”

RMR: Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

Ed: And how about a dream job?

RMR: Author Publisher and Mentor to up and coming writers.

Ed: So, the big question: Why do you write?

RMR: I like the challenge writing affords me and hope that through it I will in some way entertain and inform the gentle reader.

Ed: Now for some quick, “What’s your favorites?”

Food?  Artichoke hearts under oil.

(Ed: I am required at this point to mention the nearest community college, in Scottsdale.  Go, “Fighting Artichokes.”)

Color? Orange and warm blue.

Place? A stone house in the Italian village of Pagliari; a keller in Heidelberg, Germany; the mountain view above Granada, Spain; Port Henry, New York; my study carrel at the University of Nebraska; the State Library in Albany, NY; and the Medical Library at the University of Michigan; NYC Streets in spring; remembrances of my favorite childhood reading place in the branches of the apple tree behind the barn; any place I share with the children in my family; any theatre with a play in rehearsal.

Ed: Nice. I forgot about study carrels, but I had a nice one just one state over, in Iowa. 😉

How about three random things about yourself, please.

RMR: 1.) Whenever I laugh too much, I wind up coughing. 2.) I don’t mind looking silly at times—especially for the sake of levity. 3.) For me the thrill of writing comes from finding myself increasingly among other people more creative than average: artists, musicians, and other writers. 4.) I love real art—whatever that means—including theatre. 5.) I can’t count past two.

Ed: Three, five, same difference. If we were good at math, we might not be writers. 😉 But since we are, let’s talk about books.

What’s the biggest consideration when you are deciding what book to read?

RMR: Who recommended it and whether or not it is likely to be dense or fresh enough to command my attention.

Ed: What genre would you say you enjoy most?

RMR: Novels and theoretical works on selected themes or by specific authors. In the past few years I have read half a dozen books or more on war and its aftermath variously placed in Colonial times, Japan and India, Russia, East Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and culminating in Wiser in Battle: A Soldier’s Story by Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez—worth reading despite its need for pruning—and the marvelous book War by Sebastian Junger.

(Ed interjection: Highly recommend all Junger’s books, and War is particularly good)

RMR: Survival stories such as Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie and Zeitoun by Dave Eggers interest me.

Often I get hung up on an author. When I read Jane Austen’s books I read them in the order in which they were written. But I have also read all or most of William Faulkner’s, Saul Bellow’s, Joseph Heller’s, and David Roth’s works.

Speculative works interest me. Currently I am wading through The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb after having just finished The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinor and Why We Make Mistakes by Joseph T. Hallinan.

I like my coffee light and my poetry strong so I was struck muchly by Kristen Henderson’s work in her soon to be release book of poems, Drum Machine.

And recently I had the pleasure of being a first reader for Streetscape by Carl Waldman, a mystery travelogue about a homeless man which I enjoyed for its uniqueness and ease of reading.

Ed: Very nice selection, it’s nice to see a reader who is as “all over the place” as I tend to be, not to stuck in a particular genre.  All the meats of our cultural stew, as they say.

And now on to your own books, and the peculiarities of writing.

How, and when, do you tend to come up with titles?

RMR: Titles come to me early in the game. They reflect the tenor of the writing and provide a wall against which I can test whether or not my novel is on track.

When writing factually, the title is most often arrived at after the ideas are organized and the piece written. In that way I can measure whether or not I held to a single topic and can define what exactly the topic was.

Ed: How do your characters get their names?

RMR: In different ways. Sometimes I hope the character’s name will suggest the style of a person: Natalie, a red-haired, high-strung beauty. Sometimes a name is to suggest the incongruities of life: Thaw, short for Theodore Horatio Alexander Wamp. Sometimes it is to suggest the culture: Dody, a name with no particular significance beyond its being a nickname.

Ed: If you could live in the world or with one of the characters from your stories, which one would it be and why?

RMR: Thaw. Why not? He is caring and artistically talented, strong but gentle, virile and passionate. And he lives in a small mountain village in an imaginary part of the USA not unlike my favorite North Country village of Port Henry, NY.

Ed: What do you think your books say about you?

RMR: Prescribed patterns don’t suit me. I prefer my own.

People interest me. My characters I am told are believable. Readers tell me they love Thaw and Natalie—but most especially Thaw. Some have said they love the Matters boys.

Contributing to the greater good is important to me. My subject matter is well-researched and my readers tell me they come away with of sense of being better informed and because of this feeling safer. In fact after Fukushima and the events at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, my readers have told me they went back to re-read Jolt: a rural noir a second time, that time for the facts rather than the story.

Ed: What’s the best advice you ever got as a writer?

RMR: The only way to learn to write is by writing.

Ed: What is the worst thing for you about being a writer?

RMR: Early on it is the rewrites. Then it is finding the courage to seek criticism of what you have written. And finally it is all the effort required to catch the attention of the world so that at least some will pick up ones book and actually read it.

Ed: Why Indie?

RMR: I thought it would be easier. Wrong. I knew I needed the freedom it offers. Right.

Ed: Have you, or would you ever, collaborate on a story?

RMR: I tried to collaborate with two different illustrators on a children’s book I have written only to find the artist’s visual eye is different than the writer’s inner ear. Would that I could find the illustrator to help me get out the two children’s books I have written. Still I think it might be great fun to write scripts for television in cooperation with a group of other writers.

Ed: If you were starting to write for the first time, what would you do different?

RMR: I’ve written all my life for professional reasons, reports and evaluations; political reasons, speeches, newsletters, and news releases; poems and short stories, for personal entertainment.

If I were to do over, I would have started my work as a novelist sooner.

Ed: And in closing, a real answer to a HYPOTHETICAL question.

Your computer is smoking, wheezing, and sparks are shooting out of the back.  You can save one thing off the hard drive.  What is it?

RMR: The file marked Two which includes the outline and first chapters of the sequel to Jolt: a rural noir.

Whereas Jolt describes the effects of dirty bombs and a nuclear meltdown primarily upon those people outside the thirty mile radius of The Plant, Two describes the plight of those closer, most especially Mary who suffers radiation sickness and Lou who, as a result of blunt trauma, survives with minimal Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) of the type evidenced by so many service men and women returning from active duty in Iraq.

Ed: One last thing last, what question do you wish I had asked?

RMR: Actually, I can think of none. Your format has been free and your questions varied. And as you invited me to answer in any manner in which I felt comfortable, if I have not said what I need to say by now, I have only myself to blame.

Except of course for this: Ed, I would like to offer you a very large thank you for your gracious, considerate, and generous hospitality.

Somehow I have had the sense that we have been chatting in your living room—with the French doors open onto the garden and a warm breeze occasionally lifting the sheers as we sip tea and unhurriedly converse. So thank you so much! And do come visit me on the ALVA Press, Inc., Visiting Writer’s Page. And the sooner the better!

Ed: My pleasure, Robin. Though sadly my living room faces on the Sonoran Desert, and if the sliding glass door was open, the scorpions and coyotes would get in. 😉

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More info on Robin, her excellent book, and additional materials may be found at the following places:

Jolt: a rural noir – Facebook

www.facebook.com/joltaruralnoir

Alva Press, Inc. (Jolt’s Publisher)

http://alvapressinc.com

Jenkins Inspirational Fiction Award 2011

www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1435

Ink Drop Interviews – Kathy Reinhardt

www.inkdropinterviews.wordpress.com

Stucker Interviews Roy about Jolt

www.sellingbooks.com/roberta-m-roy-author-interview/

Ancillary sites:

Mutterings with Alva the Indie

www.robertamroy.wordpress.com

Roberta M Roy’s Personal Blog

http://alvapressinc.com/robertamroy

Roberta Roy on Nuclear Survival

http://alvapressinc.com/robertamroyonnuclearsurvival

Find Roy’s Main Links Here

http://en.gravatar.com/robertamroy

What Is Said of Jolt

www.goodreads.com/book/show/9076551-jolt

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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Tag Line Tuesday, Writing

 

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Who wants to play with their own Fire?

Psst.  Hey.  You wanna win a Fire?

Not one of the above, but rather one of those fancy-shmancy ones with which you can read e-books, and do various and sundry other things.  The Eclective (the nine authors listed right over there –>, plus me) are offering a Kindle Fire as part of a giveaway, merely like a page, tweet the contest, or buy a book to enter.  Easy-peasy, and I do hereby solemnly swear it is all legit, as we have done so before.

Head on over to http://indie-eclective.com/?page_id=545 and push a button for your chance to win, and thanks always for reading. 🙂

Ed

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Writing

 

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A question of character. Brother Kendall Heggenauer of Jobe

Did I mention I take requests here? Well, I absolutely do, particularly any questions relating to the Musket & Magic fantasy series The Norothian Cycle. I named this blog after the first book in the series, (The Sable City), mostly as it was meant to be a place for posting “appendices” accompanying the books.  Glossary, additional maps, some short histories of various cultures and nations, that sort of thing.  All that stuff lives here, as my books tend to go on plenty long without them.

So, when a reader (and thanks much for the interest, Dee) wants to know something, this is where I’ll try to answer.  I ran a response post about the deities of the Norothian Ennead a while back, but today the question is about one of the characters, a young priest by the name of Kendall Heggenauer, who worships the First of the Ennead Gods: Jobe, the Builder.

If you’ve dipped on toe in the Norothian Cycle very far, you can probably tell that while I’m a lover of classic, “Epic” and “High” fantasy, I lean a bit more toward trope subversion in my own stuff.  Really, a lot of fantasy being written now does that, though for me personally much of it has gone too far down the “Dark Fantasy” path to hold my interest.  This is of course just subjective opinion, but I tend to feel like if I want to see people treating each other like human garbage, I’ll just watch the news.  When I read (or write) fantasy, it’s largely because I do want a bit of elevation from the sordidness of the everyday. I want to see people struggling against the odds to do the “right thing,” and while the definition of “right” is subjective, for me it is clearly different than “evil.” Thus and ergo, Kendall Heggenauer.

Of the nine-member “party” around which the Norothian Cycle unfolds, Heggenauer is perhaps closest to an archetypal “fantasy” hero. He’s from Exland, the oldest province of the Codian Empire, and Exland is a place with a deep sense of its own history, and some would say an inflated view of its place in the world. It is an old realm of Kings and Queens, knights and damsels, and any number of wars that could have been resolved with a lot less blood by simply talking things through. The Heggenauers are a very old clan in the realm, claiming descent (as most noble Exlanders do) from a quasi-mythical hero named “Hegges,” who founded the early kingdom originally known as Heggesland.

Kendall is the youngest son of the present family, and he is blessed with a build and bearing that promised a fine career in an Order of Knighthood. He’s a big, blond, strapping dude, and when the MC gets a gander of him for the first time: “He was just about the most handsome man Tilda had ever seen in her life.”

So, the question: Why is he a priest?

In terms of the story, Heggenauer joined the clergy of Jobe because he was “called” to the service of that deity while still a young page (apprentice) studying to be a knight. That’s mentioned in passing in the first book, though the form of the “call” is not described. I pictured it basically as divine contact in a series of dreams, which is the same way Heggenauer realizes in book two (Death of a Kingdom) that he can invoke additional blessings (cast more spells), as his works have pleased the god, Jobe.

Now, on a narrative or story-telling level, why did I choose to make the character Heggenauer a priest? Well, as I’m a “pantser” (in that I write by the seat of my pants), I’m never sure if I did choose anything. Stuff just sort of happens between the voices in my head, and the page.  But if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say it was because a lot of the characters in the series are still in the process of finding out who they are, every bit as much as they are trying to find a lost heir, save their homeland, or just stay alive. Heggenauer is a priest of the god Jobe, the gentle builder, whose clergy installs sewers and aqueducts in Imperial cities, because that is how they can do the most good for the greatest number of people. But he is also a man who spent all his youth training for war, in order to carry on the family name with dignity and honor. He has, in short, some issues, which is why I find him interesting to write, and I hope interesting to read as well.

Thanks always for reading. 🙂

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Characters, The Norothian Cycle, Writing

 

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“I’m all over this like a cheap suit on a kangaroo.” Tag Line Tuesday with K.S. Brooks.

Today, Tag Line Tuesday is happy to welcome K.S. Brooks, a writer of wide-ranging works, as you can see from her books mentioned below.  Seriously: Secret agents, 300 year-old trees, dogs writing post cards…Kat is all over the place.  So say “hi.”

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Ed: Hello, K.S., let’s get the pesky biographic stuff out of the way.  Where you from?

KSB: I was born in New York City.  But I’ve recently given in to my fascination with Sasquatch and moved to the wilderness of the inland Northwest to be closer to him.

Ed: Yeah, dearth of Sasquatches left on Manhattan, I think it’s a rent thing.  You have a “day job?”

KSB: Author

Ed: And how ‘bout a “dream job?”

KSB: Extremely wealthy world-traveling Author with a staff of 5 including personal assistant, publicist, cook, housekeeper and masseur.

Ed: So, the big one: Why do you write?

KSB: I have all these characters and scenes and stories and dialogue in my head.  I think if I didn’t write them, I might spontaneously combust.

Ed: And now for the Round of Lightning (patent pending). Quick! What’s your favorite:

Band –  So many, but the first one which comes to mind is Earth, Wind & Fire

Food – anything from Lou’s Café in New York City.

Game – Target shooting.  And Hockey

Album – I like photo albums.  If they have pictures in them, that’s even better.

Word – Concupiscent.

Color – Cerulean Blue

Animal – Yes, I like animals.  I am, in fact, a meatatarian.

Piece of clothing – Bullet-proof vest.  I also fancy those torpedo bra tops Madonna used to wear, but the vest is far less likely to cause a ricochet.

Movie – BOONDOCK SAINTS.  No, wait!  HOT SHOTS PART DEUX.  No, wait!  AUSTIN POWERS.  No, wait!  Aw, I can’t make up my mind.  MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL.  No, wait!

TV show  – I don’t watch television much.  But I will for NHL Hockey, Big Bang Theory and  Burn Notice.

Drink – Drinking is good.  Keeping hydrated is very important.

Song  – Can’t pick just one.  But anything upbeat.

Line from a song – “I’m sick of sittin’ round here tryin’ to write this book” – Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark.

Pizza topping – Pineapple, mushroom and black olive.  Light on the sauce. New   YorkStyle. J

Crime – B&E is always fun.

Place – Wherever I can breathe.  Tied for first are where I live; the Olympic rain forest, Washington State; Vieques, Puerto Rico; NYC; Iao Needle, Maui; and the Alaskan Tundra.

Quote  – “Vengeance is one of life’s great motivators.” – Special Agent Kathrin Night, from Lust for Danger.

Ed: Three random things about yourself, please.

KSB: My first novel took over 10 years to write; my last novel took 2 months.  I can shoot accurately either right- or left-handed.  I type over 100 words a minute and it makes sense – most of the time.

Ed: Now, let’s get all book-chatty and try to look writerly.

What’s the biggest consideration when you are deciding what book to read?

KSB:  If I’m reading for pleasure (very rarely), I want to be entertained.  I want sharp humor and a happy ending.  The last thing I want is to read some tale of woe.  Life is already too serious.

Ed: You are looking at the back of a book in a bookstore, reading on online blurb, or whatever.  What sort of thing makes you say “yes,” what sort of things makes you say “pass?”

KSB: Most everything makes me say pass.  I can’t stand the boastful ways most of those are written.  The more pushy someone is to get me to do something (or buy something) the less inclined I am to do it.

Ed: What genre do you enjoy most?

KSB: Probably satire.

Ed: What genre would you read only if you lost a bet?

KSB:  I’m not sure what it’s called. That shape-shifting werewolf vs. vampire stuff.  I just can’t wrap my brain around that.

Ed: I think that genre is called “bestsellers” now.  Do you have a favorite author, and do you think they influence your own writing?

KSB: I’d have to say Oscar Wilde and Alexandre Dumas (pere). They absolutely influence me.  Or at least I hope they do.

Ed: It is indeed Important to be Earnest. And I know somebody named Cecily. 😉

Do you have a favorite book, and how many times have you read it?

KSB: The story I’ve read more times than any other is “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde.  At 1400 pages, The Count of Monte Cristo is a time hog, but still amazing.

Ed: What’s the first book you remember buying with your own money?

KSB: Way, way back, I recall buying a tiny red chapbook at a flea market – I think it was “Vampire” by Rudyard Kipling.  I never read it, but I still have it.

Ed: Any books you have been told you should read, and know you probably never will?

KSB: More than I can fit in this space!

Ed: Ever lied about reading, or not reading, a book?

KSB: No.  I’ve actually been very lucky.  Although I was fortunate enough to have a friend who read the books that people gave me and then provided me with the “Cliff Note” version of them, so if the authors ever did ask, I could at least act like I’d read them.

Ed: Ever read a book you were sure you were going to like, and not liked it?

KSB: Yes.  Clive Cussler’s Treasure.  For the most part, it’s usually the other way around though, and I’m pleasantly surprised by writers.

Ed: Ever grudgingly read a book, and loved it?

KSB: Yes – Jaws by Peter Benchley.

Ed: I can’t even imagine that story without the music.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

KSB: My favorite line makes no sense to anyone who hasn’t read the line before it, so here are both:  “She looked wonderfully beautiful with her grand ivory throat, her large blue forget-me-not eyes, and her heavy coils of golden hair.  Or pur (pure gold) they were – not that pale straw colour that nowadays usurps the gracious name of gold, but such gold as is woven into sunbeams or hidden in strange amber; and they gave to her face something of the frame of a saint, with not a little of the fascination of a sinner.”  – from Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime by Oscar Wilde.

Ed: Now, onto to your own books.  Those with your name on the cover, I mean.  But not those on which you may have just crossed out Wilde, and written your name.

How, and when, do you tend to come up with titles?

KSB: I’m all over the place with that.  Sometimes I know the title before I write the story.  Sometimes I can’t come up with a title until the cover is about to go to artwork.  I try to keep them short and grabbing, and hopefully a good representation of what’s in the book.  My favorite is when I can use something said by one of the characters as the title.  The “Cover Me” Series has the word Night in all the titles (since that’s my main character’s name).  I love being able to have double meanings in my titles, even if I’m the only one who gets it – but hopefully someone else will pick up on it.

Ed: How do your characters get their names?

KSB: My general rules are:  Antagonists usually represent people who haven’t been very nice to me.  I’ll switch the first and last names, or use derivatives to make it work.  Protagonists will get a first and last name combo as well, but usually from two different people.  Like my friends Kim Krull and Buddy Birch – I took their names to make Buddy Kim, the talented acupuncturist.  Most recently, however, I’ve used actual friends’ names as bad guys – because they’ve requested it.

Ed: If you could live in the world / with the people of one of your stories, which one would it be and why?

KSB: Frankly, I wouldn’t want to, but if I was forced to pick, I’d say Night Undone because it’s the least violent at this point.

Ed: What do you think your books say about you?

KSB: I think my books say that I’m a stickler for detail, a proponent of justice, that I have a sense of humor and that I’m mildly disturbed.

Ed: Is there anything you have written which you would now like to change or revise, wish you had written differently, etc.?

KSB: Yeah.  I wrote Lust for Danger a LONG time ago.  My writing style has improved dramatically since then.  While people still love it, that’s a book I personally wish I could take back and re-write to bring it up to par with my current works.

Ed: Tell me about your favorite character.

KSB: Special Agent Kathrin Night – poor woman.  I beat the crap out of her mentally and physically in every book.  She’s tough and beautiful, brilliant in the ways of espionage and counter-terrorism but inept when it comes to personal relationships and romance.

Ed: Have your favorite character tell me about you.

Kathrin Night: That Brooks woman?  *shakes head*  I consider her work ethic somewhat obsessive.  She talks to her characters and formulates plots constantly.  I’ve noted that she prefers all the light switches going in the same direction, yet on her somewhat chaotic workspace, she can put her hand on exactly what she’s looking for without effort.  That illustrates nearly equal right and left brain usage, which could also explain her ADHD.  Despite the fact I somewhat resent her level of meddling in my life, I find her to be thoughtful towards others. She follows the mantra “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”  – which is noble, but not necessarily realistic in these times.

Ed: Back to K.S., what’s your favorite line which you have written?

KSB: “I’m all over this like a cheap suit on a kangaroo. And don’t you forget it.” – Jim Long, from Dark Alley in Odd & Odder.

Ed: Now that we’ve talked a little about what you write, how about a little about how you write? (worst sentence ever)

Plotter or Pantser?

KSB:  Both, depending on what I’m writing.  And I never write in order.  I’ve been trying to work on actually starting at the beginning, because it truly does make things easier, but so far I haven’t succeeded.  My suspense novels just sort of happen, but my action-adventure thrillers need outlines since they move quickly and go to many different locations.  It’s a lot of stuff to keep straight.

Ed: Best/Worst advice you ever got as a writer?

KSB: Best:  Stay true to your story.  Worst:  Decide who your audience is and write for them.  (Never write for someone else.)

Ed:  Love that Worst. 🙂 Best/Worst thing about being a writer?

Best:  Reading a review of my book(s) by someone and knowing they “got it.”  Worst:  Having to go out and pimp what I wrote.

Ed: Particularly given your loathing for pimpage, Why Indie?

KSB: I’ve always rooted for the underdog.  And to be perfectly honest – I went Indie back before it was called Indie (2001) – and it wasn’t intentional.

Ed: Is being a writer what you expected?  How so or how not?

KSB: I’ve always been a writer, so I really can’t answer that.  I’m just happy, lucky and blessed that I can do it full-time.  The promotional aspect, however, I could do without.

Ed: Have you, or would you ever, collaborate on a story?

KSB: Sure!  A friend of mine, Newt Love, and I just released a collection of our short works (Odd & Odder).  It’s not exactly a story collaboration, but it proved to me there is someone out there who can stand me enough to actually work with me.  Because that was such a good experience, I was inspired to delude two other authors into working with me – David Antrobus & JD Mader.  We’re hoping to put together a fun collection for release around April Fools’ Day.

Ed: If you were starting to write for the first time, what would you do different?

KSB: I wouldn’t waste so much time pursuing the traditional method of publication.

Ed: What is the most important thing you have learned about writing?

KSB: Just write.  Write what I think and/or feel.  Those will be the truest and best words I can put down.

Ed: What’s the moral of the story?

KSB: The story’s not quite over yet, but I foresee something along the lines of “Outliving your enemies is the best revenge – and good will persevere over evil.”  Too dramatic?  Then I’d say “be true to yourself.”  Too corny?  That’s all I got.

Ed: And finally, a few HYPOTHETICALS.

Your computer is smoking, wheezing, and sparks are shooting out of the back.  You can save one thing off the hard drive.  What is it?

KSB: Thank you for saying that.  I was going to back up today!  My photography.  All my writing is backed up daily – but backing up photos is a pain in the….

Ed:  A pain in the what?  Oh.  Got it.

You have one perfect day of free time, no obligations, needs, or responsibilities.  What do you do?

KSB: Write.

Ed:  Right.  🙂

Someone “in the business” suggests you change something you feel is a critical part of one of your books, and guarantees it will increase sales.

KSB: What do you do?  I’d ask my Indie publisher – she’s a straight shooter, and would tell me if she thought this person was on the money or not.  If what the person said had merit, then I would seriously consider it.  I appreciate constructive criticism and am never against hearing other POVs on what I write.  That’s probably why I have 4 BETA readers.

Ed: You are offered just enough money to live comfortably for the rest of your life, if you will just stop writing.  What do you do?

KSB:  Bronx cheer.  Middle finger.  And a big “I don’t think so.”

Ed: What question do you wish I had asked?

KSB:  How about “K.S., would you like me to rub your feet while you’re doing the interview?”

Ed: There’s a coupon for that in the complimentary author’s gift bag.

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Finally, where to find K.S.’s books, now that you know why you should.  Five Word Synopses provided by the author, and the interviewer’s insistence.

Postcards from Mr. Pish:  A Cross-Country Journal – “Cute dog writes educational postcards.”

Amazon.com –  http://www.amazon.com/Postcards-Mr-Pish-K-Brooks/dp/1594318336

Mr. Pish’s Woodland Adventure – “Dog makes the forest fun.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Pishs-Woodland-Adventure-Pish/dp/1594318867

The Mighty Oak and Me – “300 year old tree amazes.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Oak-Me-K-Brooks/dp/1594312591

Lust for Danger – “Fast-paced action-adventure thriller.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Lust-Danger-K-S-Brooks/dp/0595197477

The Kiss of Night – “Steamy secret agent back story.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-NIGHT-Agent-Night/dp/1594318441

Night Undone – “Sexy and romantic suspense novel.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Night-Undone-Agent-Cover-Me/dp/1613860072

Odd & Odder:  A Collection of Sensuality, Satire and Suspense – “A bunch of outlandish stuff.”

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Odd-Odder-Collection-Sensuality-ebook/dp/B005W4TAHI

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K.S. Brooks can also be found at the following places around the intrawebs:
Web site:  http://www.ksbrooks.com

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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Tag Line Tuesday, Writing