Monday, June 7, 2010

Robin Jansen Shope's "Ruby Red"


We're happy to have Robin Jansen Shope with us today talking about her book, Ruby Red. To learn more about Robin and her book, read on!

Title: Ruby Red
1) How did this story come to you?
The story came to me when I was reading accounts of the Orphan Train and saw only white faces on the trains.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
The book went through many rewrites and it took several years because I had to get into the head of an eleven-year-old African American girl.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I love cupcakes. 2. I garage sale each weekend. 3. I sell on eBay.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am working on the sequel for Ruby Red.
5) Parting comments?
Hearing from readers means the world to me. I write for you.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?

23 comments:

  1. I like how she got her inspiration for this book!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  2. From other reviews, this sounds like a very good read. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  3. This book sounds very interesting. I'd like to be considered for the ebook!

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  4. It will be a print book. thank you all and keep the comments coming!

    Robin Jansen Shope

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  5. Sorry for the confusion, guys! I set up this post late last night when I was sleepy. This book will be given away in print format.

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  6. Sounds like a fascinating story. I'll blog about it if I win!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway.


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. Hope this goes through...it messed up the first time. I'd love to read this book, please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

    I'm an email subscriber.

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  9. Great interview, i reall enjoyed reading it. Your book sounds very interesting i can't wait to read it...thanks please enter me in the contest...
    Heidi

    heidijohnjeffATverizonDOTnet

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  10. Please drop my name in the hat... thanks!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  11. Would love to read this book. As a retired teacher, it brings back memories of some children I worked with.

    Emma Bedford
    elbedford@comcast.net

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  12. Oh Robin and Dawn I love the print format! The smell of new ink, fresh pages.... such a thrill! Please put my name in for the drawing! Can't wait to read it!

    walkinfaith4him(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Sounds like a fantastic story!!! Count me in!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  14. how intriuging

    aimymichelle[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. would enjoy reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  16. I think my daughter (and I!) would really enjoy this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    melaniedickerson at knology dot net

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  17. I have a surprise for you here
    http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2010/06/bodacious-award.html

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  18. Loved your interview. Please consider me for a copy of this book!
    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. That sounds very interested. I would like to win and read it and share it.

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  20. would love to win!
    tiffanyniekro at hotmail dot com

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  21. Robin, Ruby Red definitely has my interest piqued. I definitely want to read it.

    delia@delialatham.net

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  22. Sounds like a great read - I'd love to have a chance to win. I'm subbed.

    SeekingHim@ gmail dot com

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  23. Sounds like a marvellous read. Please enter me in your contest.
    k_hanns@yahoo.com

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