Interview with Robert Fate- author of Baby Shark and Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues
Well folks, this is my interview with the charming Robert Fate. It is short you say? There is a good reason for that. When it comes to promoting his books, Mr. Fate is one of the hardest working authors. So he has done many interviews and each one is better than the next. So our advice is to Google "Robert Fate" and check out some of the other great interviews out there. You will find out 2 important facts:
1. Robert Fate is a really funny guy.
2. He has a turtle named Pharrell
But to add to the info, and so I did not
feel left out, I decided to ask Mr. Fate two questions:
What is the one question no one has asked you in an interview that you wish they would?
Do you ever read your own books? You know how actors are always asked if they watch their own films? The answer is – sure, I read my own novels and it’s painful. Because what I see are the changes that I would make if I could. I can’t speak for all writers, but I’ll bet most would agree that a book is never finished. There’s always something. When I’m writing the book and after it’s written, I read it aloud. My wife will come to the door and ask me what I’m ranting about. I’m talking to Bob, I say. I call myself Bob when I’m talking to myself. You’re frightening Pharrell, she says. Which reminds me – do you or any of your readers know where I can get earplugs for a turtle? So, yes. I read my own books and I read them aloud. Another reason I am driven to read my own books is that after reading a review, good or bad, I have a tendency to ask myself if the reviewer is talking about my book. What did the reviewer mean by that? Is that really the underlying motif of my book? That sort of thing.
Thanks, Barb. It’s always a pleasure to face
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