Tuesday 16 August 2011


Robbi Sommers Bryant is the writer of The Beautiful Evil.

1. What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now? 
Robbi Sommers Bryant. I was born in Cinti Ohio and have been in the North Bay, San Francisco area for many years.

2. What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say? 
My latest book, THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL, is a face-paced story about an emotionally shut down woman who, upon purchasing and opening an antique Greek vase, inadvertently brings evil into her life.

3. Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
Yes, my new book is in the works and is not part of a series.

4. How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing since the late 80's and was inspired to write by a therapist who gave me a writing assignment.

5. Do you gift books to readers to do reviews?

6. How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books? Who designed the Cover of your books? 
The title comes from an early translation of Pandora from Pandora's Box. The cover is an istock picture that I purchased the rights to.

7. Have you ever based characters on people you know or based events on things that have happened to you? 
Only in non-fiction pieces about myself.

8. Is there a certain Author that influenced you in writing? 
Yes. Joyce Carol Oates, O. Henry, Carol de Chellis Hill.

9. Which format of book do you prefer, ebook,hardback, or paperback? 
I prefer the trade paperbacks. Part of the joy in reading, for myself, is holding, feeling and owning the book.

10. What is your favourite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once? 
Favorite Books: The Passion, Jeanette Wintersen, After Delores, Sarah Schulman, The Magus, John Fowles, American Appetites, Joyce Carol Oates and Lord of The Flies, Wm Golding to name a few. I can't name just one. Why? Out of the box thinking, beautiful or imaginative prose, inventive ways to present themes.

11. Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is your favourite/worst book to movie transfer? 
Yes, I think a book can transfer to movies—my fave, The Godfather.

12. What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?(ebook, hardback or paperback) 
I'm reading The Help,( paperback) 4 Fathers and Eleanor, (Ebook) Paradox Book 1 (Ebook) and The Kazien Way.(Hard Back)

13. Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish? 
Cutting for Stone. I know, I know, it's a favourite to many. Got halfway through and didn't care about characters or story.

14. Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? Why should we watch out for them? 
John Serpa, Linked. Going to be a hot, best-seller, that will have people talking about how we connect.

15. Is there anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it be? 
I'd change 2 typos. Grrr

16. What do you think about book trailers? 
Great way to promote a book in an exciting new medium.

17. What piece of advice would you give to a new writer? 
Write from the heart, use the brain later.

18. Do you or would you ever use a pen name?

19. Where can readers follow you?

Your blog details? www.robbibryant.blogspot.com
Your web site ?
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@sweettalk29
Your facebook page? http://on.Fb.me/kJVsVM
Your Goodreads author pagehttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12021236-the-beautiful-evil


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