I’m Robin Weaver and delighted to be a part of this blog group. I’m one of the East Coast representatives—southern style. I moved to North Carolina fifteen years ago from the Boston area and although I miss summertime New England, I’ve permanently traded in my ski boots for flip flops.
I’m the program’s chair of the Carolina Romance Writers and currently coordinate the Category (Series) division of the Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier contest. In my day job, I’m a computer geek and, alas, am still searching for that elusive publishing contract. So if you see mine floating around, please send it my way.
So what’s my genre? While I admit to skepticism when it comes to astrology, perhaps being a Gemini explains why I can’t settle on just one. I approach writing like a box of candy, sinking my teeth into several categories and enjoying every delicious word nougat and buttercream. My first love is mystery/suspense, but I dabble in YA, light paranormal, contemporary and humor. My only criterion is an HEA. Writing, like reading, is a little escape from reality. Why on earth would I want a somber ending?
Some people ask me how (or why) I write in so many genres. My reply: “How can I not?” To me, genre is not as important as the tale. As you know, a good story needs great "nutty" characters with important things to do and lots of gooey caramel conflict to keep things interesting. So I ask, does it really matter whether the chocolate is white, dark or milk?