High-tech becomes high-risk in Denise Robbins’ novels. The New Hampshire based author uses two decades of experience in computers to explore the killer possibilities in technology. Denise integrates her knowledge of computers and technology along with secrets, intrigue, suspense, and even a little romance into all of her techno-romantic thriller novels. Readers and reviewers agree Denise writes stories that will keep you at the edge of your seat and clamoring for more.
Her latest book is Phish NET Stalkings.
You can visit her website at http://www.deniserobbins.com.
ABOUT PHISH NET STALKINGS
After dating the losers of the century, Jane decides there has to be a better way. She turns to an online dating service. After all, they guarantee a ‘happily ever after’ or your money back.
Jane East, CEO of Not-So- Plain- Jane’s organic cosmetics wants to fall in love with a man who makes her toes curl when he kisses her. Unfortunately, the one man who makes her toes curl also wears ladies’ pink underwear and a badge. The pink underwear she could probably deal with, but the badge is a different story.
Ever since seeing her mother and granny Pearl murdered by men with badges, Jane has a fear of cops and anyone who carries a badge. Especially, because the killers are still on the loose and searching for her.
Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, Denise Robbins. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?
I am multi-published. My fifth novel, Phish NET Stalkings was just released.
Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?
Small press. I wasn’t looking for a particular type of publisher, but one who did both print book and ebook. That was important to me.
Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?
Once the contract was signed it took about 9 months.
Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?
Are you kidding me? I was ecstatic. When you get your first contract you can’t believe your eyes. When you get that book in your hands it’s like holding your child in your arms. You gave birth to this piece of art.
I celebrated by buying a case of champagne and drinking a toast to IT HAPPENS IN THREES with every person I knew. Not kidding!
Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?
Good question. Before the book was actually in print I started my blog. After the book was published I found a couple of bloggers to do book reviews.
Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?
My writing is much better. I’ve learned (mostly) the do’s and don’ts of using ‘ly’ and passive voice. Those are the basics every writer has to learn. Now though, my characters come to life. They are real, living, people who speak to me and hopefully to my readers.
Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?
That it is clickish. Not the writers. Writers want to share what they went through and help other. But the industry itself is less respectful from a mainstream publisher to a small press to a vanity to self-published.
Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?
I’d say it is two-fold. One, the feeling of accomplishment that you finished a story and that someone thought enough of the work to publish. The second is the emails or cards or conversations you have with readers who want to tell you that they read your book.
Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?
Don’t give up. It took me a year from the time I finished my novel to get a publisher. If you want the dream then keep going after it.
Former FBI Cybercrime special agent turned small-town Chief of Police, Cooper Chance, gets caught with his pants down and his family jewels tucked in pink ladies’ underwear with lacy frills when he meets the woman of his dreams. That’s not his only issue. The woman has a fear of cops. If he can get past her guard, maybe he can save her life.