Posted by: Thomas Drinkard | June 24, 2011

Meet Robbi Bryant–Learn about “The Beautiful Evil”

T. Hello Robbi, thank you for visiting. Please give us a bit of biography.

R. My published works include 3 novels, 5 short story collections, 1 collection of my poetry, articles/stories in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Redbook and Penthouse. My work has been published in several anthologies. The sudden death of my 21 year-old son extinguished my passion for almost 14 years. I recently retired from dental hygiene and spend most of my time writing and marketing my work. The Beautiful Evil is my first novel since the passing of my son.

T. When did you start writing?

R. I started writing in 1987 as an assignment for therapy.

T. Was there a favorite writing teacher or mentor? Tell us about him/her.

R. Mrs. Nell, high school English. She appreciated my humor and encouraged me to write.

T. Please tell us about your current book; genre and a short synopsis.

R. My current book, The Beautiful Evil is due for release the 1st of July. It’s is a noir thriller about a troubled woman who purchases an ancient Greek Vase. Upon opening it, she inadvertently unleashes evil into her life. An edgy, psychological thriller that will keep readers questioning reality until the roller coaster end.

One of the reviews said:
“Robbi Bryant’s surreal work is a tense journey to the darkest recesses of the human psyche.” –editor, create space
The following is a synopsis:

How well do you know yourself? If forced to either face your inner demons— escaping with a secured, inner peace or the possibility of complete emotional ruin — how would you, fare? 

The demons? They dwell in all of us. They watch us from our shadows. They ride us—oh, yes, they do—whispering in our ears, tempting us with our own darkness. In the end, many succumb. And you?

Written for fans of psychological thrillers and noir fiction lovers, The Beautiful Evil takes in the life of Constance Sartone Jacobson.

 Scarred by the death of her father at a young age, Constance is a heartbroken child with no place to turn for emotional support. Any discussion regarding her father’s mysterious, final days and his scandalous death are forbidden by her cold and distant mother, Madeline.

Her adult life, however, proves to be just as passionless and controlled. Emotionally bereft, Constance believes her life will stay this way forever.

But when she purchases and opens an antique Greek vase, she unleashes changes she could never have imagined.

Once the vase is opened, a tribe of small, wasp-like creatures escapes, offering Constance a way out. Desperate to feel anything, Constance makes all the wrong decisions–catapulting her into a world of untrustworthy men, illegal drugs and murder. 

In the mists of the wreckage, Constance finds herself staring into the abyss, forced to make one, final heart-rending decision if she is to find peace.

T. Do you have a sequel or prequel in mind or in progress?

R. No. I’m onto my next book—a completely different work.

T. What are your writing habits? Are you an outliner or do you write “by the seat of your pants?

R. I call myself a coup de foudre writer. This translates to being thunderstruck; love at first sight. That’s how I write—as if I’ve been struck by lightning. I have a general idea about the book, do the research and then fly by the seat of my pants.

T. What are your ideas about the future of digital publishing?

R. This is my 1st self-published book. My book will be both hard copy and available for kindle. I know everyone likes the kindle, but I like to hold a book in my hands. I then have it for easy reference.

T. Anything else to share?

R. For those that enjoy humorous, and sometimes sexy, vignettes about life, visit The Carnival In My Mind at www.robbibryant.blogspot.com. Ride the rides!

T. Thank you.

R. Thomas, Thank you!

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