Interview with Kate Marie Robbins

Welcome, Kate Marie Robbins!

1.
For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the
readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the writing
business?
(KMR) From the makings of her fabulous tennis hits, from the
inspiration of her waggish pets, from the riotous air of Minnesota, comes Kate
Marie Robbins…
She lives in a VERY small town in southeastern Minnesota
with her family and her three pets.  She
is currently working in a nursing home but has for long dreamed of being a
published author- which since you are reading this, has come true.  She likes to read, sing, paint and is very
proud of her music & book collections. She also wants to travel the world.
When she travels the world of Indigo, she would like to learn sword fighting
from Bradan, or be a tailor.
Kate once waited to get into a concert for ten hours, in a
snow storm. She dyes her hair a different color every few months, and once went
to Walmart wearing a black cape and cat ears. She never got into trouble at
school, and has not yet achieved her ambition of drinking her way through all
twelve pubs pictured on her Irish calendar.
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember.  At first, it was just poetry, but then the
brilliant idea for my debut novel hit me, and that was it.  I dove into the wonderful world of indie
authors.
2.  All writers fear
the dreaded “block”. Please tell us how you handle it.

(KMR) Usually I can clear up a case of writer’s block by having a
long chat with my younger brother, Jimmy. 
He always has suggestions and ideas for me.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time?

(KMR) Working at a nursing home, doing laundry.  It’s not exactly glamorous either, but it
pays the bills.
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?

(KMR) Yes, they do know. 
They’re quite proud of me and have been extremely supportive through it
all.


5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.

(KMR)Yep,  it is quite a
long list.  Even this was a task,
narrowing it down to just ten.

      1.    
L.A. Meyer
      2.    
Bruce Coville
      3.    
Franz Kafka
      4.    
Bram Stoker
      5.    
Edgar Allen Poe
      6.    
Terry Brooks
      7.    
C.S. Lewis
      8.    
Lewis Carroll
      9.    
J.R.R. Tolkien
      10. Mikhail
Bulgakov
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts? 

(KMR) Obviously, mine, Indigo. 
There are a lot of characters, so I’ll just pick for the lead
roles.   For the role of Ava, I would
choose Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  For Sera, I would choose Anna
Popplewell.
  Indigo synopsis 

Ava is your typical teenage girl, hoping to spend
her summer doing the usual: shopping, concerts, skateboarding, and hanging out
with her friends. Her best friend Sera has other plans for them, learning how
fly her uncle Mat’s hot air balloon. Their first solo flight turns out to be
the adventure of a lifetime.

By magical forces, they are pulled into a world
that is unlike their own: the world of Indigo, steeped in myths, legends, and
prophecy. Where nothing is what it seems. Where good and evil are not easily
distinguished. Will the two teens be able to figure out whose side they are
really on before it’s too late and find their way home?

7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further. 

(KMR) Right now I’m working on a few short stories.  Once I’ve completed those, I’ll be diving
into book two of the Indigo Trilogy: Roisin.

8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order?

(KMR) There is only Indigo as of right now.  It can be found on Amazon and Barnes &
Noble.

  
  
9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/indigo.the.novel

e-mail: novakfan21@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novakfan21
Tumblr: http://indigo-the-novel.tumblr.com/
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17790594-indigo
Wordpress: http://indigothenovel.wordpress.com/
10. Before we conclude this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.

(KMR) It’s been a dream come true to get has far as I have when I
started writing Indigo, more than three years ago.  Yes, that’s how long it took me to write
it.  I also did the cover artwork myself,
as well as the map of the world and a character sketch for every character in
the book.  I included those character sketches
in the appendix of the book, as well as the “Indigo Playlist,” which is a list
of songs that I believe coincide with scenes from the book.
Wrap-up

Ladies
and Gents, I hope you enjoyed our interview with Kate Marie Robbins. If you have
any questions or comments for Kate, by all means, leave her a message
below. Thank you in advance for your visit!

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