Sunday 2 December 2012

#Orangeberry Author Interview - Robin L Sanders

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Genre – Young Adult / Fantasy
Rating – PG13
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What is one book everyone should read? A geography book, knowing your nationality or where you come from is very important.  I believe knowing your history could be the first step to loving yourself.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Because it’s unique, original and it’ll blow your mind.  (laughs)
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? Well, I’m almost finished with the second one and I’m just starting to work on the third.  I definitely have a lot more in the making.  At first I thought of a trilogy but now It’s like a twelve book series.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? There were many inspiring people in my life but out of them was my mother telling me about a dream she had of me becoming a famous author.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. The greatest feeling was to actually see my digital book on sale in ebook stores.  That was something that I never thought I could ever accomplish.  Everyone I knew even strangers said that they were proud of me.  It was a great experience to say that I’m a published author.
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? I would love to live in the world of Middle Earth during the era of Bilbo Baggins.
What is your dream cast for your book? I would definitely want people to buy and appreciate my work.  I also want it to become a movie someday.  I know its cliché…  Well because ever author wants that and I want it to.  Wait, I think I might’ve misunderstood the question.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? Believe it or not there was another book that I read and it was called Where the Wild things are by Maurice Sendak.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? “A song for eternal story”, Phantasy Star Online Soundtrack.  It was this old video game I had when I was like nineteen.  The music was beautiful, you got to listen to it.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Don’t be afraid to be yourself and be original.  Stop trying to fit in with everyone else and write something about you.
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? I’d definitely would live during the Babylonian empire.  I think they were the first to build painted skyscrapers and some of the streets were like, literally made of gold.  Not all but some.  It would be sweet to see the hanging gardens of Babylon.
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? Zeus would’ve been the suitable choice for me.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Vancouver, British Columbia.
What is your favorite Quote? “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”  Niels Bohr
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? I always wanted to be a famous movie star, now I’d rather work behind the scenes.
How did you know you should become an author? I feel that once God has something placed for you, there’s no other option.  I was graphic designer when my mother told me about the dream she had of me becoming a famous author.  Two years later I had an inspiring idea of a story and decided to write it down. It was difficult when I first started because I had no writing experience whatsoever but as the years came by I was able to write more than a few thousand words a day.   It sort of felt as if I belonged, I’m sorry but it’s really hard to explain.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters? I can probably see myself in all of them.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? Someone said to me that it is selfish to control others because their lives don’t belong to you.  It is better to control yourself.
Hidden talent? I can make killer desserts.  There was one time that I made a banana pudding for my friends going away party.  Before I could grab some of my own, it was gone.  I didn’t even get a chance to taste test it.
Favorite Food? Don’t know, I have so many.
Favorite Candy? Now and Later.  No seriously that’s an actual brand of candy.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? I’m actually looking forward to the Hobbit.  I heard that was going to be another epic trilogy.
How do you react to a bad review? It’s hurting at first but I later learn from them.
If you were a bird, which one would you be? I would definitely be an eagle.
If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why? I would definitely love a signed copy of ‘The Satanic Verses’ by Salman Rushdie.  I’m not a huge fan of his but I love the thought of someone writing a book that is filled with controversy.
Which authors have influence you most how? J.K. Rowlings and Amanda Hocking were both rejected by tons of publishers before they were finally recognized and succeeded tremendously.  R.A. Salvatore wasn’t afraid to make an original and unique story.  Out of his stories was a character called Drizzt Do’Urden I kid you not, who was like this dark elf that stood up against the prejudice and modern society.  Google him, he’s like the most popular character in the rpg world.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? A Dreamers Walk With God.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? Me and a couple of friends celebrated at a bar called Old Miami.
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? I’m sorry to say this but I’m definitely a Twilight fan.  At first I didn’t care for the series and thought it was a chick flick but when I saw Breaking Dawn, I was like blown away.
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…. Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? I would definitely love to work with Tom Clancy.  I would love to write a spy book that’s in relations to today’s modern world.

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