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Let’s talk Book Translations!

Let’s talk Book Translations!

Let’s talk… in a different language… or in my case let my books talk. I have just a smattering of French, German and Russian at my disposal so that I can order a beer in those three languages and say thank you in a few more. Impressive – it is not. However, my books have […]

June 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why I Love Vampires

Why I Love Vampires

In 1994, I was twelve and somehow talked my parents into letting me watch Interview with the Vampire. I guess they figured I’d read the book; I might as well watch the movie. Plus, I had this serious little girl crush on Brad Pitt. I had a crush on Brad Pitt before I ever knew […]

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Life in Bookstores

My Life in Bookstores

What came first — my love of books or my love of bookstores? The two are inseparable in my mind. All I know is that bookstores are as much part of my life as any relationship with friends. And like the best of friendships, it continues to deepen and evolve with age. My most recent […]

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Multilingualism and Writing

Multilingualism and Writing

When I was eleven years old, my parents decided to up and move to another country. Quebec was not the original destination they had in mind; in fact, I didn’t know such a place even existed until my parents told me we were moving there. After that, I dug through a stack of old life […]

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Of Fathers and Daughters: The Thriller as Tragic Love Story

Of Fathers and Daughters: The Thriller as Tragic Love Story

I adored my father when I was growing up. I was a natural tomboy, my father’s shadow. I was the middle of three girls, and my father called me “Sam”—short for “Samuel,” and not “Samantha”—and I was more than happy to become his only “son.” My father taught me how to hammer a nail and […]

June 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Faith-Based What?

Faith-Based What?

I’m often asked about my choice of writing genres. Strike that. People express shock, dismay, and a great deal of puzzlement upon learning of my passion to write what I characterize as faith-based thrillers. My journey as a writer followed a crooked path with lots of disappointments that led to the ultimate creation of the […]

June 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
On Acting and Writing and Where the Two Meet

On Acting and Writing and Where the Two Meet

Robinne Lee is an actor, writer and producer. She has numerous acting credits in both television and film, most notably opposite Will Smith in both Hitch and Seven Pounds. Her recent credits include Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, playing Ros Bailey. Her debut novel The Idea Of You is out today! We asked […]

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
What I’ve Learnt As A Writer

What I’ve Learnt As A Writer

I’ve just published my first novel—a romantic comedy called Mr. Right-Swipe (Grand Central Publishing). What I’ve learned in this process from new writer to published author probably isn’t all that groundbreaking; but I’ve been at this for a number of years—seven or eight of serious writing, to be exact—and I’ve come away with a lot […]

June 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Falling in Love with the Enemy

Falling in Love with the Enemy

After the end of the Second World War, my aunt married a German whom she had met before the war began. They were deeply in love but, for obvious reasons, the marriage sent shock waves through my family and no doubt through his. It must have taken all their determination and courage to weather the […]

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Muse Wyoming

Muse Wyoming

A muse is a spirit or source that inspires artistic creation. Wyoming is my muse, but it didn’t start out that way. When I moved to Rock Springs, I arrived on a prop plane that rose and fell like a roller-coaster on the currents of a gale-force wind. But what felt like a freak storm […]

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