Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Patti Roberts

Patti Roberts is author of Paradox: The Angels are Here and Progeny of Innocence as well as I Believe

Hello, Patti and thank you for being here! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  I grew up in Darwin in the Northern Territory.  So I will always have a special place in my heart for Darwin.  So many wonderful childhood memories.  Twenty years ago I moved to Cairns, Queensland – where the lush, tropical Daintree rainforest meets the beautiful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.  Have you packed your bags yet???  In Cairns, winter, if you could call it that lasts for about a week.  There are no white Christmases, but tropical thunderstorms that loom large with heavy black clouds ready to burst.  At night the lightning stretches across the night sky as far as the eye can see.  Blotting out even the brightness of the billions stars overhead.  Beautiful!  If you hate hot sunny days….  Un-pack your bags J  with the tropical storms comes the humidity.  We have a saying for this particular season here in Australia…  It's called the "Troppo" season! 

What was your inspiration behind the Paradox Series?  Therapy.  I was feeling very down and misplaced after a failed relationship and I wanted to do something positive….  I needed to do something positive.  I wanted to herd up all my unresolved emotions and put them to good use.  So I went out and bought a new laptop computer and started writing.  Hence the reason Paradox is a dark read.  A little bit EMO!  Writing has been the best therapy and I have never been happier!  I highly recommend writing to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation.  So to answer your question…  That is how the Paradox Series was born.

Tell us a little bit about your books.  Have you ever wondered about the existence of Angels, if there was a Heaven?  And if you had a Guardian Angel, would they come from Heaven or Hell?  What if Heaven and myths, magic and legends were real!  And what if Heaven was at war and threatened our own existence here on earth…

What would you say is the best part about writing a book?  The wonderful feeling of accomplishment when you have finished.  And secondly, readers reviews that goes something like….  "Loved it.  Can't wait for the next book."  That is pretty awesome.

Where do you get your inspiration?  History – old and new, myths, dreams, legends, and the real world.  There is so much about this world we live in that inspires.  And imagination.  With imagination, there are no limits.

Are there any authors you look up to that influenced your writing?  For the Ancient world parts in Paradox I was inspired by the writing style of George R. R. Martin.  (Game of Thrones)

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Read, read, read books from lots of different authors, and write everyday.  Learn the difference between criticism and constructive criticism.  Never be afraid of constructive criticism.  Constructive criticism is a great learning tool.  With out it your writing will not grow.

Describe your book in 3 words.  Emotions, emotions, emotions.

When do you expect book three will be published?  Book 3 in the Paradox Series will be out mid to late 2012.

Can you tell us a little bit about this book?  Book 3 is a continuation of the Paradox Series.  The Ancient World and the New World.

Do you have anything new in the works?  Yes.  A novel I started around the same time as The Paradox Series.  Mirror Image – A David Oxley Novel.  It's a mystery read about a guy that's down on his luck that's stuck in a dead end job… And as David's 'luck' would have it, he ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.  It should be due for release mid 2012.  It is more of a light, fun read compared to Paradox.

Which do you think came to you first, the character(s), plot idea or other?  In Paradox - Definitely the plot.  In David Oxley – The character that is very loosely based on a real person.
Can you tell us about your other book, I Believe? And how it came about that you wrote it?  I Believe is a book in progress.  It came about because I wanted to give other people an opportunity to have their short stories and beliefs published that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to have their words published.  It is all about real people.  Real Beliefs and real stories.  I offer everyone the opportunity to have their stories published so the ebook is constantly being updated.  It will always be free as an ebook.  When there is enough material to publish a paperback it will be priced so as just to cover expenses.  As soon as it was made available free on Amazon 300+ copies a week were being downloaded onto kindles.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?  I would like to thank everyone that has read any of my books.  Especially those that take the time to write reviews.   Some people put such a great deal of time and effort into writing a review and I find that amazing.  I really appreciate them for spending their valuable time on doing that.  I can't thank them enough.
Where can readers find your blog?
The Paradox Series Blog -

Where can readers find you?
The Paradox Series Book Trailers
ebook from Smashwords - all formats
US - ebook from Amazon
UK - ebook from Amazon
Nook - Barnes & Noble
Paperback - Createspace

Patti has generously provided 3 copies of her books for our Giveaway!

Drawing will be held on January 17th!!

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We are giving away one copy of The Angles are Here!

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We are giving away to copies of Progeny of Innocence!!

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  1. Thanks for the great Giveaway!!!!
    Your books look so cool I will diffidently check them out!

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  2. This is a great interview I already have the books though so this is not an entry good luck to the winners.


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