Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Patti Roberts

HEIDI'S PICK SIX


Patti Roberts


1. Which of your characters is your favorite?
Oh my god, that is impossible. That is like asking a mother to chose a favourite. I can’t do it. But I will say that I like writing for Angela and Abaddon.A


2. Tell me about your travels.
I travel a lot through Malaysia with my family when I was younger. I love Singapore and Penang.


3. Coffee, tea, or milk?
Weak black tea, no sugar or milk. Coffee with milk no sugar.


4. What else can you do besides write?
Sing, dance, act, skydive and sailing. Well actually no. But I did go sailing every weekend when I was a kid. I sing in the shower. Dance in my dreams. Act-up every opportunity I get. Skydive, not a chance. I like the taking off and the landing part way to much to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft.


5. Who are you reading right now?
Justin Cronin – The Passage.


6. Pop culture or academia?
Pop


7. What is the toughest scene you ever wrote?
None of them a tough. Some are more emotional tho that others.


8. Where do you find your inspirations to write?
From within. Awake and asleep.


9. Food you could eat everyday.
Seafood! Pasta.


10. Are you into sports or other physical activities?
Not really.


11. What kind of music speaks to you?
Lots of different kinds. I like listening to the lyrics. Songs are short stories with music.


12. Do you outline your stories or do they just take you along for the ride?
Oh I am defiantly on the ride.


13. Celebrity crush.
Gerald Butler (my DR Sammy in the book) … and Aussie Alex O'Loughlin (Wade – in the book).


14. Who are the biggest influences on your work?
There have been so many. So many great stories that have inspired in so many different ways.


15. Do you still watch cartoons?
Only if I have put them on for my friends children. Then I get sucked into them.


Patti Roberts: Location -- Cairns Queensland Australia.

On any given day you can usually find me sitting at my desk in front of my laptop pounding away at the keys writing another chapter in the Paradox series. That would be a run of the mill kinda day for me!

A packet of Cruskits and a water bottle, that is now at room temperature, is sitting on the desk beside me. There is also a mass of USB cables, notepads, bills to be paid, bills to be filed a bunch of pens and a printer that is forever running out of ink. Sound familiar?

On most days I have to remind myself to eat and drink. I should be thinner!!!

I am sure my housemates are very thankful that I still manage (usually at some ungodly hour) to bathe, brush my hair and clean my teeth.

I don't know about you. But I am usually mortified when visitors just pop around, only to find me sitting at my desk and still in my PJ's. I don't even want to broach the hair situation! Did I remember to put last nights dishes away???

Now, they say to be a good writer, you must read, read, read. Then read some more...

Thankfully, due to the invention of the electronic reader (I have a Kindle and love it) I get to read more these days. Correction. I have my Kindle read to me! The only thing is, I have so many great books on my Kindle that it is so hard to know where to start. So many choices.

A little more about me... And how you can contact me: http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/

Born in Brisbane Qld Australia.
Grew up in Darwin in the NT.
Now living in Cairns Qld.

You can see a book trailer for her novel Paradox here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IovcxyZTFuU

You can buy Paradox at Amazon

and at Smashwords.

2 comments:

  1. The PARADOX series sounds awesome, Patti! I can't wait to dig into my copy of Book 1.

    Thank you for stopping by, and taking time to answer ALL 15 questions.

    :) Heidi

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  2. Thank you Heidi. It feels like forever since I did that interview - Notice I made a couple of typos.... Naughty me. Thanks again, Patti

    PS: Book 2 is coming along nicely :)

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