Featured Interview With Sr. Robichaud
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a born and raised Maine native who was raised on Disney movies and Harry Potter books, what more can I say? My mind likes creative things. I am currently still living in the great state of Maine. Writing, reading, painting, and cooking are some things I am passionate about. Putting bits of myself or people I love into the characters I create gives me a sense of thrill. I also greatly enjoy steaming hot herbal tea poured into mugs with encouraging sayings on them, or mermaid tales. Oh, and I am a mom! My children are fourteen and ten and neither of them cares that I write books. A dream of mine is that one day I’ll be considered a “cool mom.” I’m not there yet. My dogs, however, all three of them, think I am pretty awesome, so that is almost as good. Jada, Lando, and Zeke are their names, all rescue dogs and big snuggle bugs.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I wrote my first short story in 4th grade, I think. I was young and it was a Halloween story that I used to enter a writing contest. I won third place in the whole school and bought body glitter with my winnings. I read for enjoyment since then. My obsession started with the Goosebumps books before moving on the Harry Potter. And now, I have read plenty of different styles and genres.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
The Brothers Grimm and J.K Rowling are huge influences for me, but can I be honest? Television shows like Once Upon A Time, and comics like iZombie are HUGE in my life, too. I like to keep a wide variety of all things slightly geeky to keep my ideas coming. I love it all. Currently, I am reading “And the Mountains Echoed,” by Khaled Hosseini, and can I just say that I adore his writing. The way he tells his stories with such detail, it makes you wish that you could be there. I think it is inspiring, and enlightening.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
King Beckford’s fulfilling reign over the kingdom of Leward was disturbed by an unwanted intruder, who had upsetting news for the future. The prophecy of a child overthrowing his reign sent King Beckford into a murderous rage. Determined not to lose his kingdom, he enlisted the help of a strange psychic.
Bringing Gerica home to be raised in the castle was an odd choice for a man of power, but killing to get his way was not. In order to ensure the future of his kingdom, he took Gerica under his wing and raised her as his own. But she was much different than the King was lead to believe. Followed by devious shadows, and stalked by nightmares, Gerica was not what the King had in mind.
The King let danger into his castle the day Gerica came to stay, and before long death had a grip of the castle, forever changing the faith of Leward. Trapped between her life now and the life she should have had, Gerica has to find herself while in the middle of chaos.
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