Writing short stories, even mini-fiction, can’t always be worked into a writing schedule; so for those authors who may not be able to let their characters play in the sand, I’ve invited them to a nighttime beach bonfire to have a drink, listen to the crashing waves, and answer a few questions of my own.
Joining me in the sand is Robyn Peterman, author of the Hot Damned, Magic & Mayhem, and Shift Happens series!
Can you tell us a little about yourself, something readers may not have heard before?
No clue what they’ve heard…. LOL. So here’s my bio! NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries. Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals. A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her underpants works really well for her.
Official Bio: NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries. Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.
Can you introduce us to the world(s) that you have created?
I write snarky, sexy, comedic paranormal romance. I have three main series: The Hot Damned Series (Vampyres), The Shift Happens Series (Werewolves) and The Magic and Mayhem Series (Witches).
Will this be your first Coastal Magic or are you a veteran? What was it about Coastal Magic that drew you to it? Why have you continued to return?
This is my first Coastal Magic and I’m looking forward to it!
If you’ve been before, what is your favorite CMC memory? If you’ve never been, what are you looking forward to?
Being warm…. it’s been a freakin’ cold winter! LOL
What was your inspiration when you created your characters and the worlds they live in?
I simply wrote the stories that I wanted to read and hoped others would enjoy reading them as well.
Is there any character that didn’t make as big of an impact on the story that you thought they would? Is there a character who stayed on the page longer than you thought they would?
Satan. I had no clue how popular he would be.
Do you often take something you see during your daily life and twist it a little to make it work elsewhere?
All the time!
Have you ever wondered what would happen if any part of your world were, in actually, a part of our reality?
How do you know it’s not….???
How do you take our world and build something fantastical from it? How do you turn our reality into fantasy?
My brain never stops and it thrills me to create worlds. It’s a very good thing writing is my job or I’d be in trouble!
Which do you find is more central in your writing: the characters or world creation?
Characters and dialogue.
What drew you to writing in the genres you do as opposed to other genres?
It’s my favorite.
Which authors do you read and/or think “Damn! I wish I had thought of that”?
Darynda Jones, Jeanienne Frost and Thea Harrison are a few of my faves!!
If you could be one urban fantasy creature/person/magical thing, what would you be and why?
Dragon—fire and flight!
If you could be one of the characters in your book for one day, who would it be and why?
Astrid. She has a fabulous wardrobe, a smokin’ hot Vamp mate and she can fly!!
Don’t miss your chance to meet over 50 fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic next February! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.
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