Friday, May 19, 2017

Interview with Robin Caroll and Giveaway!

Join Suspense Sisters in welcoming author ROBIN CAROLL! 

Robin is giving away a copy of her new release, WEAVER'S NEEDLE! (U.S. Only) To enter the drawing, leaves a comment with your contact information. 

For a little more about Robin Caroll, here's her bio: 

Best-selling author of more than twenty-five novels, ROBIN CAROLL writes Southern stories of mystery and suspense, with a hint of romance to entertain readers. Her books have been recognized in several awards, including the Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, and more. Robin serves the writing community as Executive/Conference Director for ACFW. To find out more about Robin, visit

And now let's hear from Robin!

If you had to describe yourself in one sentence, what would you say?

Robin isn’t what she seems.

What do you do when you’re not writing? Any interesting hobbies?

I love scrapbooking and card making, aside from reading!

What was your favorite book as a teen or child?

Trixie Belden series

Tell us three things about yourself that might surprise your readers.

I was a cheerleader in high school. I’m a certified paralegal. I’m an introvert.

What genre did you start out writing? Have you changed course? Why or why not?

I’ve always written what I enjoy writing the most—suspense and all the subgenres: romantic suspense, mystery, middle grade suspense, etc.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

Hmm…Toughest criticism was by my mentor who basically told me I needed to trash the first 30K words on my first novel because my story didn’t start until word 30,001. My mentor also gave me my best compliment when she agreed for us to co-write a book.

Any other genres you’d like to try? If yes, what and why?

Not really.

If you could go back in time and do something differently at the start of your career, what would it be?

Start Earlier!!!!

What is the most important thing you’d like readers to take away from your books?

That there’s hope….always, even when we feel it the least!

What is the most valuable piece of advice you’d like to give to unpublished authors?

Study the craft…hone your skill…then keep at it!

Now. . .more about Robin Caroll's latest release:

Weaver's Needle

Two recovery specialists.
One murder.
A hunt for the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine becomes a race of survival.

Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident—to help her ailing father. Now that she’s on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.

After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he’s good at his job—maybe even the best.

A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver’s Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there’s someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.

Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isn’t the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding? 

Thank you for joining us, Robin! And don't forget, readers, Robin is giving away a copy of Weaver's Needle! Enter the drawing to win by leaving a comment with your contact information. 


  1. I have not read a Robin Caroll book but this one sounds great! And suspense is my very favorite genre. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy. spotts06(at)comcast(dot)net

  2. I would love to read this book. I have not come across any of Robin Caroll's books before. It's great to find a new author in my favorite genre. It will go to my public library after I finish reading the book.

  3. I am always looking for books to read by authors new,to me. I would love to read this book.

  4. Great interview! Robin, I was also a Trixie Belden fan!

  5. I am a huge fan of Robins and cannot wait to read this it soundd very intriguing.

  6. I've read some of Robin's work and I've never been disappointed. Fun interview!

    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  7. This is a new author to me. I would love the chance to read her book. Thanks for having her on Suspense Sisters.

  8. Would love to read this!

  9. Enjoyed the interview. I love Robin's books. Don't include me in the drawing. I have an ARC of Weaver's Needle.

  10. A new author to me, but a book that fits what I love to read.

  11. I haven't read anything from this author but suspense is my favorite. tkpw222(at)aol(dot)com

  12. This sounds like a very exciting book!
    Martha T.

  13. So excited when I'm introduced to a new author. Definitely adding this one to my "To Read" list.

  14. Sounds intriguing. Want to read.

  15. I have opportunity to read & review this through Barbour review crew, I jumped at the chance! In fact, I will begin reading it this weekend. :-) This will be the first ever book I've read by Robin and I'm hoping not the last! I really love discovering new-to-me authors. Can't wait to dive in.

    Just wanted to drop in and say that. Thanks for the fun author interview! I'm obviously not entering, but I will share via FB and Twitter.

  16. I have enjoyed so many of Robin Caroll's books, and "Weaver's Needle" sounds like a great story. . A really nice interview, and of course I would love to win a copy of this book. rmaney(at)firstarpchurch(dot)org.

  17. Please enter me. Enjoyed. jrs0350 @ yahoo dot com

  18. Sounds like a winner!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  19. Robin is a new author to me. I really enjoyed the interview and description of the book. I like the story involves searching for the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine. Would enjoy reading the book.

    1. Hi, Dianne! You've won the random drawing for a copy of Weaver's Needle. Please email me your snail mail address at If you would prefer a digital copy, just let me know!

  20. You seem to be a parodox -- being an introvert that was a cheerleader! I guess that reinforces your first statement of not being what you seem. ☺️

  21. Thanks, everyone, for commenting. I appreciate being here on Suspense Sisters!

  22. Thank you for the wonderful interview! I've not yet had the pleasure of reading Robin Caroll's books.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com