Interview with JM Robison

Published 2014-07-02.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Warriors in the Mist - because it teaches one of my favorite lessons.
Eon - Great story and compelling writing style.
Grave Mercy - Great story and compelling writing style.
Demon King - Great story and compelling writing style.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy
Describe your desk
My lap
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Small town. I was an introvert and so my imaginary friends became characters in my stories.
When did you first start writing?
The 7th grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I went on a hike to the top of a hill above the college where I lived. On this hilltop were three pillars and I developed The War Queen on my hike back down based on those pillars.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating ideas and characters that interest me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working full time at a real job, unfortunately.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, when I was in the 1st grade. It was about a leprechaun who hid his pot of gold under a rainbow to hide it from some enemy, and then he forgot where he put it.
What is your writing process?
I get an idea for a story and make up the rest as I go.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Food
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Books by This Author

A Thousand Hearts: A Short Horror Collection
Price: Free! Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A short horror collection, where one heart is not enough and shoes are never innocent.
Pakistan Interrupted
Price: Free! Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
And Roscoe thought no AC was the problem. Until he finds out his mom may not be his real mom.
The Hero's Story
Price: Free! Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Eight very normal, typical, cliche heroes quest out to determine who the real hero is.
The Illusions In Between
Series: The Last Wizard, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2019 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Still hunted by the church, Zadicayn has remained in hiding with his family. But rumors of his location finally reach the Illuminati, a secret underground society of Black Magicians. Wanting his magic for themselves, the Illuminati lure Zadicayn to Rome where the last wizard is forced to fight, not only for his life and his family, but also for the world. Because his next death will be his last.
Between Magic and Mayhem
Series: The Last Wizard, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,100. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Freed from his three-century-long incarceration, Zadicayn wants to merge back into society, but the Church and the three families want him locked back up. Jaicom Whaerin—whose ancestors originally incarcerated the wizard—is trying to keep Zadicayn safe, while also keeping himself safe. When the three families and the church both get hold of the wizard, will everything Jaicom has done be in vain?
The Foes Between Us
Series: The Last Wizard, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
England 1842—Brynn suspects her best friend, Reuben, had been murdered. Cryptic clues he left for Brynn help her find Zadicayn, an imprisoned man claiming to be a Medieval wizard. After freeing him, Reuben's murderers now focus on Brynn. Her life grows harder when Zadicayn enlists her help to find his magical amulet, stolen by Reuben's murderers. Will Zadicayn's magic be enough to protect her?
A Thousand Hearts: Short Story and Poem Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This is a short story and poem anthology encompassing the genres of fantasy, horror, humor, thriller, contemporary, and religious.
The War Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,830. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Altarn, believing Kaelin is trying to take her land, rides to an ally to ask for help in the coming war against him. But war launches in her absence, though it’s not Kaelin’s and she, in fact, needs his help instead. Kaelin is wounded in battle, but if she lets him die, can she fight the enemy on her own? Or if she saves his life, will he try claiming her kingdom like he planned, or her heart?