New York Times and USA Today chart-topping writer, Katee Robert, mastered conveying stories at her grandpa’s knee. Robert’s favorites then were heroic escapades of "The Three Bears," but at the tender age twelve she discovered romance novels and has not once looked back.
While Robert dipped into writing, life stepped in and she spent a few years traveling, residing stateside in Philadelphia and abroad in Germany. Amidst wayfaring and nurturing her two little ones, Robert had the silly notion that she’d like to try her hands penning a manuscript and attempt to get published.
Her first book was an epic fantasy that with any luck will at no time hit the public eye, let alone the internet. From there, Robert fiddled in horror and YA, before finally discovering speculative romance. She now spends her time playing make-believe with her kids, writing and preparing for the unavoidable zombie day of reckoning.
What did you learn about yourself while penning Wrong Bed, Right Guy?
I learned that my best work comes when I'm not pausing to over-think things. WBRG was the first book I've written where I actually skipped the bits and pieces of writing that would have slowed me down. While I did have to go through and beef up a lot of it, that actually saved me from plot issues and helped me write a tighter book.
What is the guilty pleasure you find the most wickedly delicious?
I am, in my heart of hearts, a creature prone to vices. My ideal evening is cuddled up on my couch with a bottle of wine, some brownies, and a cheesy movie. Good food is probably my greatest guilty pleasure, though. I have a terrible weakness for anything that tastes good.
When you're deeply connected and immersed in a book, Katee, have you ever had a dream that you felt was not your dream but one of your characters?
I tend not to dream in coherent pieces. That said, the gray moment right before you slip into true sleep seems to be the time when stubborn plot and character pieces unravel themselves--or new ideas form. There's something about the not-quite-awake state that sets the creativity flowing.