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Interview: Denise Robbins, Author of Phish NET Stalkings

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High-tech becomes high-risk in Denise Robbins’ novels. The New Hampshire based author uses two decades of experience in computers to explore the killer possibilities in technology. Denise integrates her knowledge of computers and technology along with secrets, intrigue, suspense, and even a little romance into all of her techno-romantic thriller novels. Readers and reviewers agree Denise writes stories that will keep you at the edge of your seat and clamoring for more.

Her latest book is Phish NET Stalkings.

Readers can learn more about Denise Robbins and her outstanding work at the following links:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon | Amazon Kindle |

Could you please tell us a bit about your book? The story? The characters?

When Jane East is looking for Mr. Right through an online dating service, she receives an e-card and unknowingly installs phishing software onto her computer. Along comes Cooper Chance, ex-FBI cybercrime specialist turned small-town cop, who helps her track the cyber phishing scammer, while she helps in his investigation of a man who attacks women using the online dating service.

How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?

The title was a collaboration with the team of software engineers who work with me in my day job. I always give ideas for the cover art, but my publisher comes up with the most brilliant work. Check out the legs on the cover of Phish NET Stalkings. Do a double-take.

Do you have a favorite line or excerpt that you would like to share from your book?

“Not just ladies’ pink underwear, but lacy ladies’ pink underwear with frills! The man was a freak! A pervert! She crawled backward some more.”

What are some of your favorite ways to promote your work?

Book blog interviews so I have an opportunity to reach new readers. And I love just giving copies of my books away. Last year I did a giveaway on my blog called “give a book, get a book.” If a reader sent me a book in good condition, I gave them a copy of mine. I took the boxes of books I received and sent them to the troops in Afghanistan.

What is a typical writing day like for you?

I have no typical writing day. Since I work a day job I write when I can. In between hair appointments, at dinner or breakfast. The one day a week that I do dedicate to my writing is Sunday. I get up, drive to Panera (usually), get a cinnamon roll, a glass of Mountain Dew, and then find a table in the corner where I sit with my little netbook and write and write.

What are some ways that you like to relax?

Play in my garden is my favorite way in the summer. And I have recently taken up running. Pretty much any time I am outdoors I am relaxed.

What author/s do you think are overlooked in the writing/reading world today?

Most small press authors are overlooked. In the world of publishing if you are not mass market then you don’t get what I call a lot of face time.

What author would you most like to meet and why?

I would love to meet Sharon Sala. She is a writer out of Oklahoma who writes amazing stories that keep you enthralled. On top of that, her mother lives with her and the snippets she shares of that experience will make you laugh and cry. Sharon is a Midwest girl, just like me.

Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share with readers?

Last year I visited Kenmare, Ireland and out of that came inspiration for my sixth novel which takes place over therein all its gorgeous green and Irish brogues. Add in a little suspense, the Irish Republican Army, an Irish pub, and then a hero and heroine with a turbulent past and voila…you have a story I cannot wait for you to read!

What is something about yourself that would come as a surprise to many people?

Last year for my birthday I got a tattoo. I’ll never tell where it is .

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