Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Class of 2k12 Intervew with Robin Bridges, Author of The Gathering Storm

Throughout the year I'll be bringing you some interviews with the authors over at the Class of 2K12! I hope you will enjoy getting to know these authors and thoughts on their books better. Today I'm bringing you an interview with Robin Bridges. Her book, The Gathering Storm, comes out today!

If you had to describe your book in one word what would it be?


How did you react when you saw the cover of your book?

I was ecstatic when my editor emailed me the cover art. I thought the design department had done an excellent job portraying my main character. But when she mailed an actual copy of the jacket with the shiny paper and the embossed title, I sorta got teary eyed! (And I put the jacket around one of the hardback books on my bookshelf to see what it looked like!)

What was your reading life like as a child?

My grandmother taught kindergarten, so I was surrounded by books when I was little. It was a treat for her to read “The Elephant’s Child”, or “The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat” out loud to us. And I practically lived at the library. Once I finished every Little House book and every Nancy Drew book in the children’s department, I discovered fantasy and science fiction. I loved Andre Norton and Madeline L’Engle.

What was your favorite book as a young person?


Would you rather deal with an alien invasion or a zombie apocalypse?

Zombies, definitely. I have an almost irrational fear of aliens! Close Encounters scared the pants off of me when I was little. And those were friendly aliens.

What are you working on next?

Revisions for the third Katerina book and a new YA fantasy for my agent.
Thanks Robin!
About The Gathering Storm: Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1888.

As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts unwanted attention . . . including from two young men.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Learn more about Robin at her website!

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