Thursday, September 20, 2012

Author Interview: Stephen Robinson

Today we are hosting a tour for Stephen Robinson the author of the exciting new book Mahogany Slade which just came out on the 19th of this month. I was able to get a interview with some great answers to some of my favorite questions. 

Mandy - Where did you get your inspiration?
Stephen - Everything around me – songs, bits of overheard conversation, rice pudding.

Mandy - Where did you get the idea for Mahogany Slade?
Stephen - Whisper of it came during my freshman year of college. I think every song listed in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Playlists inspired the book in some way or another.

Mandy - What kind of atmosphere do you prefer when you write?
Stephen - I can write anywhere, but I find tomb-like silence or the white noise of background chatter in a cafe the most effective.

Mandy - What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Which ones are your favorites?
Stephen - I read fiction, non-fiction, drama. My favorite books are The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany's, both of which influenced Mahogany Slade.

Mandy - Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Stephen - Pretty much – I asked for a typewriter when I was 10.

Mandy - If you had to be character in a book who would you be and why?
Stephen - He's not a character but John Berendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The City of Falling Angels) spends time in some of my favorite cities.

Mandy - Who is your favorite Muppet?
Stephen - Gonzo – just like Miss Tomalin.

Mandy - Favorite beverage? Do you drink it daily?
Stephen - Based on what I drink daily, it would be coffee.

Mandy - What is your guilty pleasure?
Stephen - The third cup of coffee. 

Mandy - Anything you want to say to our readers?
Stephen - Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy Mahogany Slade. 

Thank you so much for answering my questions it's been a pleasure and I look forward to reading Mahogany Slade. 

Author Info:
Stephen Robinson graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996. He has lived in many places but feels at home somewhere else. He’s written for newspapers and magazines. Mahogany Slade is his first work of fiction.
Author’s website:
Get your copy today (here) at amazon. 

Giveaway Info:
"Mahogany Slade," by Stephen Robinson, is about first love, that moment when your favorite songs suddenly make sense because they're now about someone else. 

Post a note on the wall of the "Mahogany Slade" Facebook page ( telling us what song or movie will always remind you of your own Mahogany Slade... even if it's been years since you met.

The author will give a copy of "Mahogany Slade" to his 10 favorite posts.

Get your copy today (here) at amazon. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey there, I'm visiting because I saw that you're joining in with the Reaping Me Softly book tour, which I'm also participating in =) I've followed, and I look forward to reading your posts! =D