Straight Talk with Katee Robert
When you are getting ready to start a new book, what’s the first thing you do?
I open up a Scrivner file and start putting together the pieces. I have notes for setting, overall plot, random little scenes, and characters. Then I go search out a picture of my characters. I’m extremely visual, so it helps to have stuff to look at while I’m musing and letting the old brain muscle work.
How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?
Wine. And a whole lot of food I probably shouldn’t be eating. Also, staring at the wall for a good hour as my brain oozes out of my ears in a really attractive manner.
Have you had any fun fan moments since you became a writer?
Every time someone says they lost sleep over one of my books, I do a victory lap around my living room. To have people reading my book when there’s half a million other things that they could/should be doing… Yeah, there’s no greater compliment.
If you could have dinner, coffee, or drinks with a fictional character, who would you choose and where would you go?
With Tiffany Reisz’s Mistress Nora. If you’ve read The Siren, you know exactly how THAT encounter would go. *happy sigh*
Do you usually begin a book with a character or a plot?
It varies from book to book. WRONG BED, RIGHT GUY started with a plot. QUEEN OF SWORDS started with a character. Basically, one factor will stick itself into my head and the rest slowly falls into place.
Do you have any hobbies or special interests you’d care to share?
Does having a zombie survival plan count as a hobby? Probably not. Ah… Between books, when I’m trying to reset my frazzled self, I play a whole lot of video games. Words cannot describe how excited I am for the new Call of Duty game coming out this fall. Sadly, I’m truly terrible at shooter games. If it weren’t for by (totally obvious) entertainment factor, I’m pretty sure even my friends wouldn’t play with me.
How difficult is if for you to come up with a title for your books?
If it doesn’t hit me between the eyes, then I’m lost. I’m very, very bad at titles. There is usually much weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Who would play your hero/heroine in the tv or film version of your book?
Elle is Sienna Miller. She’s got that Girl-next-door-with-a-dash-of-attitude look that I love. Gabe…Well, the sexy Gabe is the equally sexy Tom Hardy (via Warrior).
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many favorites. Patrick Rothfuss, Ann Aguirre, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Tiffany Reisz, and Victoria Dahl.
Do you prefer print books or eBooks?
It varies. For my series that I reread…a lot…I prefer print. I’m like Golem and I want to pet my preciousssss. For the rest, eBooks are awesomesauce.
What’s in the works for you?
So much! The next Come Undone book should be out this fall (and this one is extra smexy). I also have Fool Proof Love coming out with the Indulgence line in December.
About Katee Robert
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
About Wrong Bed, Right Guy
Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right…
Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.
Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?