Interview with Robbi Sommers Bryant, author of The Beautiful Evil

Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)

Robbi Sommers Bryant
Santa Rosa, Ca

Tell us the title and publisher of your book:

The Beautiful Evil
Self-published through Create Space

Tell us about yourself:

Robbi Sommers Bryant published works include 4 novels, 5 short story collections and 1 book of poetry. Her work has been published in magazines including Readers Digest, Redbook, Cupido and Penthouse and included in several anthologies. After the sudden death of her 21-year-old son in the late 1990’s, Robbi’s passion and creative flame extinguished. She only began writing again last year. Robbi has recently retired as a dental hygienist. She has also worked as a licensed esthetician and a certified massage therapist. Once a disco dance teacher and tarot card reader/teacher, Robbi has dabbled in many of life’s experiences. She is married and is the mother of three sons. Justin 1976-1997, Brian and Nick (twins, age 28.) The Beautiful Evil, a novel, is her first major work since her son passed.

When was the book released?:

July 2, 2011

Give us an overview of your book.

A cynical and emotionally bereft homemaker purchases and opens an antique Greek vase, unleashing an insidious evil into her life. Spiraling into a world of untrustworthy men, addictive drugs, and murder, she suddenly finds herself staring into a dark abyss, forced to make one final, heart-rending decision if she is to find the peace seeks. The Beautiful Evil is a captivating psychological thriller that will keep you questioning reality until the ultimate, final act.

What inspired you to write this book?

My love of mythology, a quote about hope being ‘the worst of all evils’ by Nietzsche and my fascination with good vs evil, fueled my creativity and inspiration for The Beautiful Evil.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
When one hears the word, psychological thriller, the first thought is serial killer or abductions. The Beautiful Evil redefines the genre, Psychological Thriller with its cutting edge style, disturbing situations and unique characters.

Where can people buy your book?

http://www.robbibryant.com
Amazon.com: Paperback and Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
Smashwords

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?

Yes, I have 2 projects in the works. Hopefully, one of them will be ready to publish in approximately 1-2 years.

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?

I published through Create Space and they did an absolutely awesome job. My advice: Be prepared to wear many hats…from writer to marketer, there’s a lot to be done. Be prepared!

If published traditionally, tell us how you benefited:

Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
I am building The Beautiful Evil into a best seller, one book at a time. I always have books and promo material wherever I go and try to sell at least one book a every day.

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?

I found ALLbooks Reviews mentioned on another site and researched it. My hope is that we bring each other closer to our personal goals.

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?

It would be nice to have a place that sets authors on their way with good marketing ideas.

Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.

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