If you’re not reading or writing, what would we catch you doing?
Probably attempting to pet every dog I pass on the sidewalk.
Where can readers find you on the web and social media?
Lots of places! I’m on Twitter (@robbie_couch), Instagram (@robbiecouch) and Facebook (@RobbieCouchWriter). Say hi!
What’s the last book you read?
I reread “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis a few weeks ago. That book will always hold a special place in my heart.
If money were no object, what would be your dream writing location?
This one is tough! I’m tempted to say under an umbrella on a Mediterranean beach or bundled up in an isolated cabin atop an Alaskan mountain, but all those views may be too distracting. How about a coffee shop with endless free refills, friendly baristas, and an abundance of electrical outlets?
What’s your favorite quote about reading or writing?
“I hate writing. I love having written.” It’s painful how much that quote from Dorothy Parker speaks to me. The drafting and editing process can be absolutely torturous, but finally getting your work to a place that feels just right is so worth it.W
What excites you most about joining the BookEnds family?
I’ve had such a warm welcome! BookEnds represents so many terrific pieces of work that speak to people from all walks of life. For my book to be in the mix is a complete and total thrill.
What advice would you give to other authors in the query trenches?
Oh man, I feel you. It’s rough out there in query land.
I think querying is sort of like being on a dating app. You know how you might come across someone who seems like a great person and will make someone very happy someday—but they’re just not the right person for you right now? That’s how an agent may see your book! Rejections don’t necessarily equal rebuttals to the quality of your work. There are plenty of reasons why an agent may pass on your story, even if it has great potential. Keep your head up and keep searching for an agent that’s a match!