Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Author Interview & Giveaway Part 2: Holly Robinson

Today we continue our interview with Holly Robinson and we ask her about how she gets into the writing zone.

Where do you write? Do you have any rituals or mechanisms to get “in the writing zone”?

This is a tough question, because, like so many writers who are also mothers, I write whenever and however I can.  I often get my best ideas while driving the car or standing in the shower, or even doing dishes, so I always have little notebooks scattered around where I can capture these fleeting thoughts.  For more sustained hours of writing, I retreat to the barn behind our house, where I have an office and a porch that overlooks my badly neglected flower gardens—I have a desk in the office, and another one on the porch.  I also spend a lot of time writing at skateboard parks, because that's what my son is into lately.     

Holly's Writing Space
(See barn picture)

The screen porch on the side, which my husband and I built, is where I do most of my writing as soon as the weather rises above 50 degrees.  We've been working on the barn for five years now--truly an endless physical therapy project :)  The barn was built in 1800.  The old cherry tree that you see in the picture is an amazing cloud of pink petals in the spring.  

The END!

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When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests—and truths—about love and family that she never could have imagined.
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