Did you always want to be a writer?
Not really. I've had lots of dreams of what I wanted to be and author hasn't always been one of them. It wasn't until later on after college that I started to write.
What inspires you to write?
I just have these ideas and I write them down to see if one day they will turn into a story. It isn't always easy to get the story out. In fact one of the stories in Athine Verses: The Beginning was actually a story that I had written and couldn't finish a few years before. I lost motivation...until I had the idea to use it for a back story in Athine's world.
Do you have a daily writing routine/schedule?
Unfortunately no. I have a small child, a full time job, and another part time job. 24 hours isn't enough time! I write when I can. I always carry paper and pen with me to jot down ideas for things I am working out in my stories.
Any tips for new authors?
Write the story you want to write. Don't worry about if somebody will like it, if you are going to get an agent, etc etc. If you believe in yourself it will work. Perfect the story and the world you are writing. Be sure to get an editor or beta readers :)
What is the current book you are promoting?
I am constantly promoting all my books as I just started in July promoting anything. I had written 4 novellas before I did one stitch of actual promoting. My newest book is Worlds Collide. It is in the Daughter of Ares Chronicles series and serves as the bridge between The Secret of Genetic Corp X and The Daughter of Ares Chronicles.
Can you describe your main character for us?
My main character of the series would be Athine and she is the granddaughter of Odin, Morrigan, Zeus, and Nike. She is also the daughter of Ares. She is a very headstrong and intelligent immortal born goddess that has always been told it is her destiny to protect the world. When you first meet Athine you find out that she isn't keen on "prophecy" or "destiny" and wants her own adventures. As the series progresses you see that grows into this destiny, even though she still doesn't like all the talk of destiny or fate.
Onto the FUN questions :)
Favorite Book? Interview with a Vampire
Favorite Author? Anne Rice
Favorite Food? Cheeseburger
Favorite Sport? No thanks
**Haha! Love it.**
Favorite Quote? No happy man can become miserable, for he will never do acts that are hateful and mean. - Aristotle
Favorite Car/Truck? Mustang
Card Game or Board Game? Trivial Pursuit
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Hot or Cold? 70 degrees with no humidity
Book or Kindle? Either, but kindle books don't lay around and collect dust after I am done!
Shoes or Sandals? Shoes
Walk or Ride? Ride
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl after having my first child.
I am so glad you stopped by today, and shared some insights into how you do it all! Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I hope to be on smashwords very soon and am currently working on a new book in my series.
Where can people find you?
The best link to go to is www.shannonmcroberts.com
I am also on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/shannonmcroberts
Where can people buy your books?
Currently they are only at amazon, but I am working on CreateSpace and Smashwords as well!