Author Interview: Robin Roe
Posted on 09 March 2017
Today, we've got a special guest. Robin Roe is the bestselling author of the YA novel 'A List of Cages'. If you haven't caught the craze yet, we seriously suggest you do. Thank you for joining us today, Robin. Let's get on with the interview.
Personality Type (Myers-Briggs): INFP
Favorite Book: Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher
Favorite Author(s): Wally Lamb, Patrick Ness, David Levithan, Jandy Nelson…
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Season: Spring
City of Your Dreams: Rome
Favorite TV Show/ Movie:
Most underrated book, in your opinion: One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m a night owl trying to become a morning person.
A List of Cages has received a lot of praise and critical acclaim. First of all, congratulations on the success of your book. How did the idea for this book come to you?
Thank you! I really appreciate that! I drew from my own life, and from the experiences I’ve had working with kids who’ve endured trauma.
How would you describe the process of writing and publishing A List of Cages? What were the major lessons you learned from this process?
I spent a little over a year writing A List of Cages, then a year after that working up the courage to send it out to agents. I’d never really shared my work before so I was absolutely terrified. But once I took that leap, it was a dream come true. I got offers from several agents, and then my novel sold at auction in a two-book deal.
What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day would be spent strolling alongside waterfalls with my family and friends.
What is the best compliment you’ve received as an author?
That my book made them want to be a better person.
When did you know that you wanted to be a writer? How was the journey?
I’ve been writing since I was seven. I always dreamed of doing it professionally, but it seemed so unrealistic—just a fantasy job. I was scared to show my work to anyone, but eventually, the pain of not pursuing this dream was more powerful than the fear.
What change do you strive to create through your works? What is the legacy you want to leave as an author?
Writing is such an intuitive process for me that I’ve never entered into any project with an agenda. However, I’d love to write books that help people to become kinder to themselves and others.
Do you have any other projects in the pipeline? When can we expect to hear more from you?
Yes, I’m working on another contemporary YA novel. Hopefully, soon!
Thank you so much for doing this interview with us. Do you have a message for our readers?
You’re so welcome! My message is: You’re amazing, and you deserve all the happiness in the world.
Thank you for doing the interview with us. We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did.
You can buy Robin's book on Amazon here: A List of Cages
Check her out on Goodreads: Author Page
Follow Robin on social media:
Website URL http://www.robinroewriter.com/
Twitter URL https://twitter.com/robinroewriter
Facebook URL https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=418720
Instagram URL https://www.instagram.com/robinroewriter