Interview with Robert Tomas

What do your fans mean to you?
I am most interested in bringing joy, entertainment, and maybe enlightening information to the reader. If the reader is a fan, that means the world to me. It tells me that someone truly enjoys what I write.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a SCI-FI mystery that involves technology and its impact on our lives. Being a techy and a SCI-FI enthusiast, I'd like to connect those two into a mystery the provokes thought about how far we go with technology.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm having a very hard time answering this as I have so many authors that I admire for their ability to enlighten me and capture my attention.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, there are a number of reasons I want to get out of bed daily:
- I do have a full time job I need to attend to in order to pay the bills
- to see the smile on the face of my significant other
- to contribute something, no matter how small, to better society
- to possibly find the time to sail for an hour or two
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do have a full time job that demands a significant amount of my time. When not working or writing, I enjoy spending time with my significant other. Movies are high on my list....
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Scouring the web and reading the synopsis. Sometimes the synopsis is accurate and either confirms that I made the right choice, or surprises me that the eBook is even better than I anticipated, or surprises me that the eBook was not quite as good as the synopsis.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember writing a story in a competition in middle school and winning an award for it. The topic has escaped my memory though. The accolades still remain.
What is your writing process?
I take an event in my life and research everything I can find about the event, then put a twist to it. After doing this, I layout a general outline and then begin to add the words to it. Many times, the outline ends up being deviated from significantly but it helps me to get moving.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can honestly say that I don't remember the first. All I can remember is that it inspired me to go on to share my experiences.
How do you approach cover design?
There is always a theme or twist in my work. I look for the predominant theme or twist and model the cover based on that.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read work from new authors. Of course I still read the classics, but new works give me an insight into innovative ways to reach the reader. I also listen to classical music and new indie music as well.
Published 2014-09-10.
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Books by This Author

Ante-Babel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A young man who grows up in rural Connecticut exhibits talents in both Biology and Technology early in his High School years. After accepting a full scholarship from an Ivy League school and moving away from home, he experiences the education he needs in BioTech, and the contacts to enable his entrepreneurial spirit. The plot thickens with government factions, one hostile, the other friendly.
My FatherLand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Richard Tarnowicz decides to investigate his roots, he makes some very serious discoveries. Both his Father and his Mother immigrated to the USA prior to World War II. They lived a very frugal life, except for opportunities they presented to their only child. After Rich's Mother and Father died, he became interested in at least seeing his Father's land. Thus began his adventure.