Author Interview: Shadow of the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

Welcome to Author Robin P. Waldrop

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, business owner, and author of YA/Urban Fantasy paranormal novels. TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON is book 1 in my series and is available on all digital sites, and also print and audio as well.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I am currently working on book 3 of the series. I have also recently started a zombie series.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

I don’t think I can pinpoint it to one thing, but one thing I find extremely rewarding is the emails I get from readers.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?

Definitely the Blood Moon series. I have fallen in love with all of my characters and I’d love to be just like them.

What is your dream cast for your book?

There are so many awesome young actors these days to choose from. I would feel blessed to have any number of them represent my characters.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

The same thing I was told as a ‘newbie’. Never give up. Regardless of how discouraged they might get along the way. Just keep writing and their hard work will eventually pay off.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?

Every time I watch a western or a futuristic movie, I always wonder what it would be like to live there in that time period. So, half of me says the old west, in California, and the other half says the year 2250ish, and in New York.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Definitely John Grisham, E.B. White, and Ann Rice.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Yes. A lot of Genevieve’s bad temper stems from me. Also, Luna’s loyalty to her friends alos stems from me.

How do you react to a bad review?

At first, I took it personally and their words cut me deeply. Over time I have learned negative reviews are just as good as great reviews. And when I read a negative review, I try to learn from it.

What do you do in your free time?

Ha! Free time? What’s that? My husband and I own a small painting business. Plus, I babysit my youngest granddaughter every day along with my grandson after school and on weekends. We live in the country, so I have eleven cats, four dogs, an orange-winged Amazon Parrot, and a sixteen inch Oscar fish. On top of all that, I have a house to run. I have zero free time.

Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again.

My day is probably a lot like any average person. I wake up around five and head straight for the coffee I know my hubby has already brewed (he’s the best husband EVER). Afterward, I watch the early news with him. He leaves for work at six. I feed the animals, then I grab my coffee, dry Fruit Loops, and laptop, then head out to the front porch where I begin my writing day. I usually get at least a good hour or two of writing before my granddaughter wakes (nine months).
I put away my writing to feed, bathe, and dress her. we play for a while, then I write while she takes her first nap and do housework while she takes her second nap. In the afternoons I very seldom get to write. I usually answer emails, network, and chat with my bestest bud, Kristin Aragon, who I met via the web last year. Around five-ish hubby comes home, I finish supper, we eat, hang out, watch TV, then I hit the bed with my coffee and dry Fruit Loops where I watch more TV until I fall asleep.

Who or what inspired you to become an author?

In my case it was more of a what. I have always loved to read, and I had written short stories and plays as a child, but never once thought I could make it my career. A few years back, a friend gave me a book to read. All I can say is oh-my-God! It was terrible. I kept trying to read it, but the writing was so bad I couldn’t even make it through the first chapter. I would pick it up and read a couple of paragraphs, then get frustrated and put it down. This happened about four times before I finally slung it across the room. My husband happened to walk in as the book flew past him. He asked me why I threw it and I told him even I could write better than that person. He gave me this serious look and said, “So, go write a book.” Just that simple. I checked his head for fever, because I figured he had to be delirious. Nope. No fever. I contemplated and prayed about it for a few weeks, then came home after church one Sunday and started writing.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?

Stephen King. I love his work. My children love his short stories.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

I actually have two ways. The first is lying in bed watching Lifetime movies. The second is curled up someplace cozy with a good book and a great cup of coffee. Actually, several great cups of coffee.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I am related to Tony Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi’s husband). We’re cousins. Hence the P In Robin P. Waldrop

Shadow of the Blood Moon

Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster.  Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces.
Can Genevieve and William save her mom, or will they be too late?
Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?

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