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Robin G Smith Interview


The Indie Book Butler Interview.

Indie Book Butler: Let’s start things off with an introduction. Tell us a little about yourself for those not already aware of you and your work.

Robin G Smith: Hello, my name is Robin G Smith. I am an enthusiastic writer of fact and fiction books, both for an adult audience and children. In this latter respect, I have just completed Alice Ventures Beyond Wonderland, a contemporary take on the famous book, (daring eh!). I live in Guildford and have been creating written works including song writing for the last thirty years or so.

IBB: You’ve got twenty words to tempt us to read your book(s). What would you say?

RGS: A delightful, amusing and beautifully illustrated book, imagining a modern Alice in Wonderland. It will entrance adults and children alike.

IBB: Where do you like to write?

RGS: In my office overlooking the garden.

IBB: Is there anything you must have in order to write?

RGS: Silence, but I do like to hear the birds chatting to each other!

IBB: What books have influenced you most, both as a person and as an author?

RGS: I like Dickens, particularly his character descriptions. The book that changed my approach to life and recently my writing: Edward de Bono, Lateral thinking.

IBB: What is the one thing that has helped you develop most as an author?

RGS: Having the time to craft my plots.

IBB: What do you want to achieve most from your writing?Alice Beyond

RGS: The pleasure of knowing others enjoy my work.

IBB: Have you received a favorite review of your work?

RGS: I really like the reviews that mention a specific part of my work, it shows they really engaged with my creation.

IBB: Were there any particular parts of the writing/publishing process that you struggled with?

RGS: Marketing is always a burden!

IBB: Is there something specific you do to improve your writing?

RGS: Check and check again and read books based around the location or genre in which I am writing.

IBB: What is the ideal relationship between editor and author?

RGS: Respect for the other person’s opinions.

IBB: If you had a direct line to someone who loves or hates your writing, what would you say?

RGS: We all see the world in different ways, my view may not always concur with yours.

IBB: If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?

RGS: Keep at it, keep listening, and keep reading.

IBB: What does your writing future hold for you?

RGS: I have several books in the pipeline, so I can be busy for years!

IBB: How have you set about the task of creating enticing cover art?

RGS: I know suitable artists already.

IBB: How often do you read? What genre?

RGS: I read every day. Usually, I have two books one factual and one a current novel.

IBB: Before we let you escape, it’s your chance to name-drop. Anyone who you feel is deserving of more recognition at present or someone whose writing you have recently enjoyed? Now is your chance to spread the word…

RGS: I have enjoyed reading Liane Moriarty but she doesn’t really need my endorsement being a hugely successful writer.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Best of luck in the future.

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