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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Spotlight: Robyn Carr

This week we are excited to bring you an interview with best-selling novelist, Robyn Carr who has just released the first book in a brand new Virgin River trilogy, Promise Canyon. The second book Wild Man's Creek is due out later this month.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

So many! I have greatly admired the writing of Rosamund Pilcher; her prose is lyrical. No one can get a character up a tree like Susan Elizabeth Phillips; there are a couple of her books that I reread every year or so. Pat Conroy is one of my favorite authors; his multi-layered stories and characters are so wonderfully complex.

What inspired you to write your first book?

When I started writing, it was because I was a young mother, reading voraciously. I wondered if it would be as much fun to be creating my own story as it was to be kept up late reading one. It was!! In fact, it was more fun!!

Describe your writing space.

I have a small office in my home. It’s only about 10X12, but it’s efficient. I have a long desk for my computer, printer and other necessary equipment, lots of built in file drawers and the walls are lined with bookshelves to the ceiling. It’s almost my second home. I rarely write anywhere else.

Have you ever cried during a movie?

I cry easily in movies, and in books, and from very heartfelt and sentimental letters from readers! And I’ve been known to sob at funerals, even if I don’t know the departed well. My husband thinks I could make a decent living as a paid mourner.

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Morning. Definitely morning. Because although I stay up late, I’m nodding off pretty early!

Check back with us tomorrow for more of our interview with Robyn Carr.

After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River’s new veterinary assistant. The secluded community’s wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he’s been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town—everyone excerpt Lilly Yazhi.

Lilly has encountered her share of strong, silent, traditional men within her own aboriginal community, and she’s not interested in coming back for more. In her eyes, Clay’s earthy, sexy appeal is just an act used to charm wealthy women like his ex-wife. She can’t deny his gift for gentling horses, but she’s not about to let him control her. There’s just one small problem—she can’t control her attraction to Clay.

But in Virgin River, faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere...


cheryl c said...

I'm an easy crier, too, but I wish I weren't!

Wolf Bear said...

I'm the same way. I can cry in a movie after only 5 minutes.
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