Robin Lythgoe is the author of As the Crow Flies
When did you start writing?
When I was a child—but I didn’t get serious about it until my second child was born. I suffered Bookus Interruptus until I kicked that sorry disease to the curb.
What doesn’t? Music—yes, most especially—and chocolate, movies, books, the news, pictures, conversations… I love that inspiration is all around me, and all I have to do is open my eyes, pick something, and turn it over in my head until my imagination grabs it and runs like crazy.
What is the best part about being a writer?
Exercising my imagination and creativity. What a blast!
Is there something special or unique about you or your book you’d like to tell us about?
I am evidently fluid in the language of Snark. And so is Crow, the main character of my book!
About the Author
Robin Lythgoe was born in Maryland, but spent several years in Oregon and did a short stint in upstate New York before moving to Utah. She married an artist, and together they have four wonderful children. Reading and writing have always been a part of her life, and she is particularly drawn to fantasy. When she was growing up her mother often led expeditions to the library, from which the entire party invariably returned laden with a stack of books guaranteed to make the arms longer. Robin read everything voraciously, and when she finished her stack, she’d start on her mother’s… and then her sisters’. Today she writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys.
Her novel, “As the Crow Flies,” was selected as a Kindle Book Review, 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semifinalist.
‘One more job’ meant that Crow, a notorious thief, could retire with Tarsha, the woman of his dreams, but ‘one more job’ may just mean his life.
When he sets out to abscond with that last brilliant treasure and seek a life of ease and pleasure with the jewel of his heart, Crow seriously underestimates his mark, the Baron Duzayan. Under threat of death by poison, Crow is coerced into stealing an improbable, mythical prize. To satisfy the wizard’s greed and save the life of his lady love, he must join forces with Tanris, the one man he has spent his entire career avoiding.
But what’s a man to do when stealing that fabled prize could level an empire and seal his fate?
From a dungeon black as night, to the top of a mountain peak shrouded in legend, a man’s got to do what he must.
Until, of course, he can think of a better plan…