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Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday 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 in February.

What got you interested in writing?

Many years ago, when my children were babies and my husband an air force pilot, we were moving around a lot. I was reading all the time, mostly historical romances. And one day I just wondered – can anyone do this? I tried – pen and notebook in hand – and the process of writing a story hooked me. I didn’t even have a typewriter and desk top computers were not yet in use.

How long have you been writing?

For 35 years or so. My first few manuscripts were created at the typewriter with the use of carbon copies! Cut and paste literally meant cut and paste! I bought one of the earliest word processors with a check for my third historical romance – and it cost more than my Vista Cruiser Station Wagon!

What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?

Read all the time, write all the time, plan to give learning the craft years. Write the kind of book you most like to read and find a support system like romance writers of America or mystery writers of America.

Do you really, really want a dog?

I really really always HAVE a dog. Have always had a dog, always will have a dog and usually have a couple. Right now my best friend is Jessie, a chocolate lab, and she helps me write by lying in the chair behind my desk, belly up, snoring.

When you looked in the mirror this morning, what was the first thing you thought?

“How long can I stay in my pajamas before I’m forced to dress and fluff and buff.”

Have you ever eaten a crayon?

No, but Jessie has eaten many.

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



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...

The image of your dog lying in the chair behind your desk, belly up and snoring made me smile! :-)

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Unknown said...

LOL I love how you say "cut and paste was literally cut and paste!" hahaha I love trilogies. They are my weakness and I can't wait to read both Promise Canyon and Wild Man's Creek.


Maureen said...

It must be wonderful to work in your pjs
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