I am super excited about todays author!
She is an amazin author and I love her novel “My Kind Of Crazy”.
I am going to try something new with the layout here, so . . . let’s begin!
About Robin Reul-
Ten things you probably don’t know about robin reul
1) When I was five, my father worked on a film called Silver Streak and I befriended the lead actor, Gene Wilder. Gene used to babysit me now and again, and we kept up a correspondence for years. I still have a trunk full of letters from him in my garage.
2) When I was a teenager, I was offered a lead role in a major motion picture, but turned it down because I didn’t want to leave my high school boyfriend. Of course, we broke up before production ever started. The movie did quite well at the box office and went on to launch the careers of almost every young actor in it.
Question 1- favorite summer activity
Catching up on my reading, whether it be sitting in the backyard or at the beach, a great book in one hand and an iced coffee in the other.
Question 2- a lovely moment you had with a fan or friend?
Recently I received a letter from a fan who told me that the book had affected her deeply and inspired her to try writing a novel of her own. That’s about as good as it gets for a writer, both knowing that your work resonated with someone on an emotional level and that your characters spoke to them as well as serving to inspire them to write stories of their own.
Question 3- your favorite line you’ve ever written?
“Family isn’t about sharing the blood in your veins: it’s about the people who come into your life and see how completely messed up and nutter you are and then stick around anyway.”
Question 4- when do you get most writing done?
I write while my daughter is at school, so I usually get started somewhere around 8am and stop somewhere around 2. If I’m really inspired or on a deadline, I might go back to it for a couple of hours after dinner, but my creative brain seems to work best in the mornings.
Question 5- Are you currently working on anything?
Yes, I am currently writing another stand-alone novel. I am not allowed to say much about it yet other than that it is also a contemporary YA with humor and heart that takes place over the course of one night.
Question 6- writing by a pool or under a tree?
Under a tree. Preferably in the mountains with lots of other ones nearby.
Question 7- in 5 words describe your novel!
Promposals, pyromania and other problems
Question 8- would you change anything in your first novel, if given the chance?
No, I’m actually very pleased with how it turned out. My editor, Annette Pollert-Morgan, did a phenomenal job helping me work to develop and flesh out all the characters and really get into the emotional underbelly of the story. Although some readers have complained the book may not have delved into some of the issues like mental health or abuse as seriously as they might have liked, I still don’t think I would alter that in any way. I think it’s important to remember the story is told from Hank’s perspective, and how he processes the information he has. He is not privvy to Peyton’s private thoughts, nor does he have an adult grasp of how her issues might best be handled. I don’t believe it’s necessary to get into the specifics of the issues or the treatments – it takes the reader out of the story and makes the message feel more heavy-handed. I feel like it is handled in the most realistic way possible to keep authentic to the voice of the narrator.
Question 9- something others probably don’t know about you?
I was once offered the lead in a teen movie in the 1980’s but I turned it down because I didn’t want to leave my then-high school boyfriend (who broke up with me shortly thereafter anyway).
10- anything you’d say to your fans? Or anyone who has acquired you novel recently?
First and foremost THANK YOU for taking the time to read MY KIND OF CRAZY and especially for taking the time to share your kind words, your stories, and your photos of the book on your shelf. These things have meant the world to me, and especially to the teen version of me who would have never imagined she could actually one day make her dream of being a published author come true. Therefore, my message beyond that would be don’t give up on your dreams, believe in yourself, and never allow other people to measure your self-worth.
BONUS- what character of yours do you relate to the most?
Definitely Hank. People who know me in real life recognize my voice in his right away, and we both tend to find the humor in even the most difficult of situations in order to get through them. We both believe in the inherent good in people, and despite the hands life delivers sometimes, we both keep looking for the sunshine instead of giving in to the darkness. We both know the power of life-changing friendships to help us keep moving forward and remind us to believe in ourselves.
Thank you so much Robin for letting me interview you! I had such fun with this interview!
Luvs! Please read MY KIND OF CRAZY it was phenomenal and just perfect.
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