Sunday, October 2, 2011

Interview with Patti Roberts (And Giveway)

Patti Roberts is the author of Paradox: The Angels are Here…the first in her series of books. I have had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past few weeks and thought you might like to find out a little about her…

You can find my review for Paradox: The Angels are Here HERE

And…two lucky readers can win an e-book of Paradox: The Angels are Here in any format. All you have to do is leave a comment with the answer to the question I will post at the bottom of the interview and, of course, your email address!

Patti Roberts
Hi Patti, welcome to Better Read Than Dead. I can tell you that I loved your first book Paradox: The Angels are Here and I definitely cannot wait for Paradox: Progeny of Innocence. 
I would love for you to tell us a little bit about yourself and where you live?
PR: I live in Cairns, In tropical FNQ Australia. Where the Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
What is the first book that really caught your attention?
PR: Many years ago – Kane & Able by Jeffrey Archer. I loved it. Lately I have started reading Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I watched the TV series and just had to read the books. On book 2 now but I have had to put it down to focus on finishing book 2 in the Paradox Series so I can start on book 3 
Did you read much as a teenager?
PR: No not really – I started to read more when I was in my 20’s. Lots of Sydney Sheldon and Daniel Steel.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
PR: From what I don’t know. I am fascinated with the unknown… I love ancient history & lost civilizations. Myths & magic – the things that legends are made of.
*I love to learn about things I don’t know and trust me…I have a lot to learn.
What’s the name of your most recently published book?
PR: Paradox – The Angels Are Here, which is the introduction (a novella) into the series.
Who is your favorite character from this book and why?
PR: Impossible – too many for different reasons. I do however love telling the stories about Grace’s/Juliette’s past lives. I love writing for Abaddon - his evil personality and look forward to writing lots more about his evil consorts in books 2 and 3.
Independently published or commercially published?
PR: Independent all the way.
If independent…did you attempt to get commercially published?
PR: No, not at all.

Do you have any words of wisdom for aspiring writers?
PR: Only from what I have been told – keep reading, keep writing. It writing is what you want to do, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And grow a thick skin – you will get some bad reviews, but rather than let them get you down, learn from them. Good reviews are great. However, bad reviews are good too - they can be a wealth of information!
*Excellent Advice! Thanks!
Fun Stuff

The apocalypse is coming…what do you do?
PR: Call all my family and friends and tell them thank you for making my life wonderful! Then buy a generator so I can keep my laptop charged. Oh and petrol and food, water I suppose would be a good idea.
If you were stranded on an island, name the 5 things you could not live without?
PR: Hmmm… Power. Without power the five things I wouldn’t want to live without would not work. Laptop, kindle, phone – you get the picture!

What 5 things are within your reach right now? No cheating?
PR: Laptop, phone, book, pen, bed! Which I should be in because it is 6am in the morning and I haven’t been to bed yet – yes, I’m a night owl.
*Goodness girl…get some sleep!
Ultimate bad boy crush?
PR: TV – Vampire Diaries - Damon Salvatore. Movies & books – you know off the top of my head I cannot think of one!
*We definitely have this in common.
Ultimate good guy crush?
PR: Movies – Usually any character played by Gerald Butler. TV – Spartacus blood and sand - Spartacus – Andy Whitfield (who sadly just recently died of cancer) A great loss.
Favorite food?
PR: Pasta and Seafood. Thai Green Curry. Slow cooked Lamb Shanks with mashed potato.
Favorite Movie?
PR: Old time classic would be Dr Zhivago. Girly: Under A Tuscan Sun. A Knights Tale. Practical Magic. French Kiss. Ghost. Sci-Fi: Star Wars, Close Encounters, Contact. The old and new Planet of the Apes…. Tons more!
Favorite TV show?
PR: The Big C – brilliant story line and acting. The Vampire Diaries – guilty pleasure. (TV show better than the books) I like the look of the new TV show Terra Nova. Weeds, Parenthood, Lost Girl, Awkward, Supernatural. Gotta love those lads!
Favorite singer or band?
PR: U2 – some others here -
One food you would never try?
PR: Grubs or Bugs and Rabbit – I had a pet rabbit when I was a kid called Bugsy. Swore I would never eat rabbit.
*I’m pretty sure I tried Rabbit one time, but that was enough. I’m definitely against any kind of bug – chocolate covered or not – just yuck!
The most exotic food you have ever eaten?
PR: Snails. Escargot.
Day on the beach or snow skiing down a mountain?
PR: Beach, I grew up on the beach. Snow would make my brain freeze.
Campfire with smores or curled up in front of the fireplace?
PR: Either would do nicely.
If you could move anywhere on this Earth, where would it be?
PR: Nope, I’m pretty happy right here.
Health nut or junk food junkie?
PR: Depends on the mood but usually healthy.
Two books you think everyone should read. (Yes, you can and should include yours.)
PR: Well then, mine (and then) I could go on & on & on – there are so many great books that I have read over the years, so many …. 
Are there any blogs or websites you frequent?
Constantly working on mine! I also like Goodreads, Facebook. And I always go check out the blogs of my friends – blogger and Authors.
Places my readers can stalk you?
ebook from Smashwords - all formats
US - ebook from
UK - ebook from Amazon
Barnes & Noble - Nook
Here (paperback)
YouTube Paradox
Book Trailer
Paradox Blog
Thank you so much for taking this time to let us get to know you. We have enjoyed having you today. I hope you have enjoyed yourself and will stop by to see us again soon.
Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead
Thank you Kristin, it has been my pleasure. I’m sure once I send this off to you I will think of a ton more answers….

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As I stated above…Patti has been kind enough to offer two of my readers an e-book, any format, of Paradox: The Angels are Here. I am  making this contest relatively simple. Leave a comment with the answer to this question: I will chose a winner on Saturday October 7th via

Does Patti like The Vampire Diaries TV show or books better? (be sure to leave your email address so I can contact the winner.)

Also…Visit Patti’s Paradox Blog for a chance to win a free Paradox: The Angels are Here e-book each day until Paradox: Progeny of Innocence releases!


  1. she likes the TV better than the books :)
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  2. She likes the TV show more than the books ^^

    witchvela at web dot de

  3. TV>Books!

    I love the fact she's an Aussie, every Australian author I've ever read has never let me down!



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