Here is my author interview with the talented Robbie Cox for his Lore Master Book Release Party. If you have yet to start this amazing series you can do so now by Reaping the Harvest and then the latest release Lore Master.
What was your inspiration for the Warrior of the Way Series?
At first, I was just annoyed with the established church and their rules of proper behavior. I wanted a story that stressed the motives behind people’s actions more than the actions, that showed good people could be bad and bad people could be good, while holding on to humor in the storytelling.
When you first started writing Lore Master did you know it would be part of a series?
Actually, Reaping the Harvest was a short story that I stretched into a novella. Readers asked for more of that story, so that is how Lore Master came to be.
Can Lore Master and Reaping the Harvest be read as standalones or does it continue the storyline?
Reaping the Harvest, definitely. I think Lore Master needs to be read after, mainly because some surprisingthings happen that people won’t understand unless they have read Reaping.
If you had to describe this particular series to new readers in three words what would you choose?
Magical, funny, intense
What is one unique thing about this series that you think will help it to stand out amongst other books in the same genre?
The characters, definitely the characters. Who won’t love a 300-pound, pizza eating coshey?
To date how many books do you have available on the market and across how many genres?
I have 14 titles with two more due out by the end of the year. I write fantasy as well as romance – in various subgenres, such as paranormal, new adult, and contemporary – and there are some mysteries being outlined as well.
What do you find to be the most rewarding as well as hardest thing about being an author?
The most rewarding is when people I’ve never met tell me they love my stories. I always get pumped up to write more when that happens. The hardest part is the marketing and getting the books in those people’s hands.
What is one thing that you have learned about yourself as a writer from when you first started to now?
That I truly have no writing process lol. I change processes and rituals like most people change clothes. I am never stagnant or sedantary.
What is one thing that readers might be surprised to know about you?
Nothing if they follow me on social media lol. I tend to put it all out there. Perhaps, that writing romance was never my first choice. I always pictured myself more a fantasy writer, but the majority of my titles are romance.
Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I’m always working on something. I currently have enough outlines and ideas that I could write five novels a year for the next twelve years. My next projects, though, follow up on my holiday stories of last year. Behind the Mask, which follows Kelly Ginsberg’s sister in Come Halloween, will be out in October, and Under the Wrapping continues the tale of the three roommates in Ribbins & Bows. Then, it’s back to the Warrior of the Way series.