Interview with Robin Kane Spreafico

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Quite clearly.
It was a story about a kid writing a story.
He never finished it, poor mite.
What is your writing process?
I don't have a specific writing process.
If the floodgates open, stuff comes out and I try to arrange the bits as my own logic dictates.
I have once written a story backwards, starting at the end.
It was fun.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but I do remember being quite influenced by "The Lord Of The Rings", when I read it for the first time. I wanted to become an elf.
How do you approach cover design?
I associate specific colours and shapes with specific moods, so the type of story I write tends to influence the way I design the cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Lord Of The Rings - for being an unsurpassed fantasy masterpiece.
The Harry Potter series - JKR Rowlings doesn't write, she magicks.
Song of Ice and Fire - RR Martin is one of my very favourite storytellers.
The Pillars of the Earth / World Without End - Ken Follett is a master at describing surroundings and people.
Anything from John Steinbeck - the man wrote simply, but very powerfully.
What do you read for pleasure?
Books!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kindle!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
No idea. I'm new at e-publishing!
tell you next year.
Describe your desk
Hiroshima, after the bomb.
But it's ok, cause I can always find what I need.
When did you first start writing?
When I could hold a pen.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book deals with the troubles and tribulations of an average, dysfunctional family.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't yet, but I sincerely hope it will VERY SOON.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that someone is reading what I write.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on how to finish this interview.
Who are your favorite authors?
JRR Tolkien, JKR Rowlings, George RR Martin, John Steinbeck, Ken Follett, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Addams and myself
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Work
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By browsing the Internet
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Alps, and this didn't influence my writing at all.
I wanted to be a mountain guide, first and foremost.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't plan on being an indie author.
I am just plain me, who will eventually be internationally recognised.
Eventually.
What do your fans mean to you?
I haven't got any, so I don't know.
Wait, maybe I do have some. Yes, I must have.
My fans mean the world to me!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about what to do.
Or working in my full time teaching job.
May I go now?
Yes, do!
Published 2015-03-01.
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Books by This Author

Seven Winter Tales - Volume 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,740. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Seven strangers meet in a forlorn mountain fortress, on midwinter night. All they have in common is a letter each of them has received, summoning them to Falcon Keep. Will they last the night?
The Trouble With Bruce
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
This is no ordinary tale. It is a legend, and as such, a generous portion of its roots comes from real facts and deeds. It tells of a young New Zealander going by the name of Bruce Maverick Wallace, and of the magnificent bouts of misdemeanor that coloured his human career.