“There are many authors striving toward the goal of publication, and WLT offers support, guidance and information to help us achieve that goal.”
— Rob Witherspoon
A member of the Writers’ League since 2015, Rob lives in Graham, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Rob Witherspoon: Humor applied to any genre that fits the story. The first book I wrote satirized conspiracy/international thriller. My WIP is a science fiction satirical treatment of religion and afterlife.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
RW: Christopher Moore. I’d like to sit down over a plate of waffles with him and ask, ‘How can absurd, humorous fiction compete with absurd, not always humorous reality?’
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
RW: It’s too late for keeping me sane, but I’d want Slaughterhouse Five to keep it in perspective.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
RW: I’ve attended the conference 3 times and sat through dozens of presentations. There are many authors striving toward the goal of publication, and WLT offers support, guidance and information to help us achieve that goal.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
RW: I’m just along for the ride, as far as writing takes me. I have ideas for a series featuring the characters I’ve created: QED Morningwood and Cotton Widdershins.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
RW: Jackrabbit Smile by Joe Lansdale is what I’m reading now and waiting for the release of his next book.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
RW: The Square Root of Texas is available. Deus Tex Machina is going to the editors at the end of September. Visit www.robwitherspoon.com.
Thank you, Rob!
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