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Robbi Sommers Bryant - Pink Diamond Interview

Hello my friends!! It's Sinner and I'm back with another great Pink Diamond Interview!

This month our guest is a good friend of ours, the indomitable Robbie Sommers Bryant!!

Robbi and Minnie met on Twitter after Robbi bought my story. She was actually the very first person to do so. Needless to say, we had to reach out to her and the three of us have since become good friends. Now, we regularly stalk her! No, I’m only kidding.

Robbi is the author of The Beautiful Evil, a psychological thriller that left me shaking my head at the craziness of the main character. (You see? There ARE people crazier than me!) The Beautiful Evil is available now at in both kindle and paperback formats. You will find all the links you need below.

Just to give you an idea as to what you're in for, here are snippets of the glowing, five-star reviews Robbi has gotten:

Easy to read, but not light on anecdote, symbolism, and intrigue--sucks you in like the vortex of a tornado. ~~ John Moser

I generally do not like fantasy/thrillers. Robbi Sommers Bryant's, The Beautiful Evil, with an oxymoron for a title and a startling cover, begged me to buy this book! ~~ Jeane Sloane "J. Slone"


It is impossible to express how exciting this book is. I stayed up most of the night ~~ Mary

As you can imagine, this is a very special interview for us! Robbi has also been gracious enough to write a guest blog which will post tomorrow. But for now, please join me in welcoming, my pink diamond studded friend, multi-talented author and editor Robbi Sommers Bryant!!

Robbi, welcome! Thank you for joining us!! Are you ready to be grilled? Well, not grilled, literally, but questioned. Yea? Cool! Get comfortable and we’ll begin.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and what initially inspired you to begin writing.

I've always enjoyed writing. I believe it was high school English that really inspired me.

I thought I was kinda kookie, but Constance, well, she’s her own brand of crazy!! Tell us about The Beautiful Evil and the psychology behind your main characters: Constance and Rose.

The Beautiful Evil is based loosely on the myth of Pandora's box. Constance is a woman who was emotionally neglected as a child and her only true friend was her own reflection in the mirror. A friend Constance named Rose.

Where do you get your ideas and what gets your juices flowing?

My ideas just come to me. My juices flow when I'm writing and the hunger to get the words down is intense.

Plotter or pantser?

Screenplay writer: Plotter. Novels: Pantser

What is your writing process? Do you listen to anything in particular? Do you edit as you go along?

I sit down at 5:30 in the morning and, besides a few short breaks, continue writing until 7 pm. I don't listen to music. My desk faces a beautiful bush—I watch bees and butterflies all day. I also have a bird feeder and hummingbird feeder outside the window. I see birds come and go all day. I edit as I go along.

Sadly, tragedy struck in your life and as a result, you lost your desire to write. What helped you overcome it and begin anew with the story that has now been published as The Beautiful Evil??

I had already written, The Beautiful Evil when I lost my 21 year-old son. But after he passed I stopped writing for 13 years. I just couldn't do it. Then one day, an urge hit. I brought out my old manuscript and rewrote it.

It's very painful to hear about or see someone you care about suffer through a loss like that. But we, Minnie and I in particular, are very happy you are back!! 

Tell us about your previous works.

My previous works include 3 novels, 5 collections of short stories and a collection of my poetry. I've had articles published in Reader's digest, Redbook, and a story in Penthouse. My non-fiction was optioned for a movie of the week.

Ooh!! A piece was optioned for a movie of the week! You go girl!!

What about works in progress?

I have two screenplays going and one novel Yikes.

Yeah! Yikes!! She's Wonder Woman people!!

Moving right along... This next question is one of my favorites and was asked of Minnie in an interview. I thought it was such a great question! So, I am openly admitting to stealing it! If we were to observe you in the act of writing, what would we see?

A happy, attractive woman, clicking on a keyboard.

Great! We like happy, attractive people!!

As a woman, you must realize that there are young girls with similar backgrounds as yours who might be looking to you as a sort of role model. How do you feel about that and what advice would you give them?

I don't think there are young girls looking to me as a role model. But I will say that living authentically is an absolute joy.

Yes it is! 

This next section is my favorite part of the interview!  Lipton-isms!! The answers to these questions should be one word; whatever pops into your mind first.

1. What’s your favorite curse word?


2. What’s your least favorite curse word?

C word

3. Who is your hero?

All service men, firemen and policemen. (We like men in uniform too! *giggle* *giggle*)

4. If you had to choose one superhuman power, what would it be?


5. Where is your favorite place in the world?


6. When is your favorite time of day?

11:00 a.m.

7. What would your friends say is your best trait?


8. If you could time travel, where would you end up?


9. If you could shape shift, what or who would you shift into?


10. What’s your favorite food?


Words of Wisdom:

In conclusion, have you any words of wisdom to offer our readers? This is your opportunity to get on a soap box and it doesn’t have to do with writing.

Be true to yourself and do kind acts every day.

So there you have it decent people! Don't forget to come back tomorrow. Ms. Bryant has some very interesting things to say about the criminal mind! (She's not talking about me though. I know you know that!)


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