Bobbie O'Keefe


If Bobbie O'Keefe isn't reading, she's writing, and vice versa. Blessed with a rich imagination, she started making up characters and plots in her mind way back when she was a kid growing up a block away from the mighty Pacific Ocean. That was her playground as a kid and she still loves the beach.

She writes what she likes to read, and her interests are varied. So far, her published novels (in print and/or ebook) include a romantic comedy, a novel of romantic suspense, a Texas romance/family saga, a whodunit, and a couple contemporary romances. She's now at work on "The Downing Pond," a psychological mystery with just a touch of paranormal. Look for it soon at Smashwords. Contact her at She'd love to hear from you.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My all time favorite has to be Barbara Michaels. I've read everything she's written. In her books I found humor, mystery, suspense, and even a touch of the paranormal. In one of my books, "Legend in Buckskin," I kept thinking of her. Of course I couldn't touch her style any more than she could touch mine, but she kept coming to mind anyway.

Sandra Brown delivers a really good story, often exceptional reads. Karen Robards is also good, as is Tami Hoag, Nora Roberts. The list is endless. The best book I ever read, however, is not by one of my favorite authors, yet it continues to stand out in my mind. I even read it more than once and will most likely read it again: "The Stand" by Stephen King, a classic good vs evil story with deeply developed and interesting characters that stay with a reader long after the book is read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, yes, quite well. That particular one will never see publication however because I wrote scenes as they occurred to me, and what I ended up with was too episodic. One of the characters actually changed character as the book progressed (believe me, I use the word progressed quite loosely here).

After that disaster, I wouldn't allow myself to ever jump ahead and write a scene or character. Page one precedes page two; scene one precedes scene two; and chapter one precedes chapter two. No exceptions!
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