7 Questions with . . . Karen Robards
Karen Robards, author of Justice (as well as 39 other books and a novella . . . and counting!), gives us a sneak-peek into her writing world. Her thrillers combine suspense and scorching romance, and, according to our reviewer, the second story of Jessica Ford and Mark Ryan is a "winning summer read."
Describe your book in one sentence.
Fledgling lawyer Jessica Ford's killer new job may, literally, kill her - can hunky FBI agent Mark Ryan help keep her alive?
- Where do you write?
The third floor of my house is my office.
- What are you reading now?
Lee Child. I'm really enjoying his Jack Reacher character.
- How do you conquer writer's block?
By writing. I employ the old seat of pants on seat of chair trick.
- Of all the characters you've written, which is your favorite?
That's a tough one. I love all my main characters. I probably identify most with Clara in Night Magic or Summer in Walking After Midnight. I'll leave you to figure out why.
- What was the proudest moment of your career so far?
The day I saw my first book on the shelf, of course. The book was Island Flame (due to be re-issued by Pocket in February 2012, by the way), the cover was hot pink with a voluptuous blonde woman in a classic clench, and my name was so small you almost had to have a magnifying glass to find it. But it was my book! In a real bookstore! On a shelf with other real books for people to buy!
- Name one book you think everyone should read.
I've always loved A Wrinkle in Time.