Sunday, September 2, 2012

Author Interview Featuring Victoria Roder

Q)  When did you start writing?  What keeps you going?                                           A)  I started writing for publication about five years ago. Over the years I have kept a journal of thoughts. My mom always said I should write a book because I was creative and loved to tell stories. 

Q)  What was your most encouraging moment as an author?
A)  There have been many encouraging moments from getting feedback from
readers to contracts. I had articles and puzzles in magazines, but the most encouraging moment came when I received my first contract for my first novel. That’s when I believed I should continue writing, submitting and facing rejection. It will be worth it in the long run.

Q)  What was your most discouraging moment as an author?
A)  Due to an illness, the publisher for my first novel The Dream House Visions and Nightmares, had to close. I do plan to submit the paranormal romance ghost story for a re-release.

Q)  What’s your antidote to writer’s block?
      A)  A motorcycle ride. Living in Wisconsin, this is a little difficult for half the year.

Q)  From where do you draw your inspiration?
A)  I get inspiration from everything I see, hear, taste and experience. So, be careful because I’m watching and you could be a character in my next book! The news is also a great source of ideas, and I have use a lot of my dreams for material.

Q)  What author have you been most influenced by?
A)  I don't follow one author or get hooked on a series of books.  I read a wide variety of authors.  But even as a girl I gravitated toward mystery and thrillers.  It makes for a heart racing read!  

      Q)  Tell us about your latest book.
      A)  Dinosaurs, a wall of skulls, and mummies, oh my! The Curse of King Ramesses II is a    twelve-year-old girl version of Abbot and Costello stowing away in a museum.  It is a heart racing adventure with a lesson in consequences.   
      One fateful night, Mia and her best friend Jody stow away in the Bradford Museum to investigate the mysterious mummy exhibit from the Cairo Museum. Rumors of the Curse of King Ramesses II have surfaced. It’s believed, that due to the king’s tyranny the Egyptian people vowed to rise up against him. 
       In revenge, Ramesses II vowed he would never rest until all of the perpetrators against him and their ancestors were brought to justice.  Now, spend the night in the dark, deserted museum. Experience the roar of the dinosaurs, the cold blast of the arctic, and always run past the wall of skulls. Be prepared for a night of heart-racing action as the girls dare to solve the ancient Egyptian curse of King Ramesses II. Will Mia and Jody survive the investigation or will the mummified king’s revenge be fulfilled?

Thanks for visiting!  Please enjoy and comment.  



Author Bio: Victoria Roder lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and house full of pets. She is the author of children’s chapter book, The Curse of King Ramesses II from Wild Child Publishing, and picture book, An Important Job to Do: A Noah’s Ark Tale from DWB Children’s Line. She is also the author of action thriller, Bolt Action, Champagne Books, paranormal romance, The Dream House Visions and Nightmares and Inspirational Devotional book, It’s Not You – It’s Them: Six Steps to Healing and Thriving after abuse from Dancing With Bear Publishing.  Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Cup of Comfort, The Latke Hound a Christmas Anthology, and One Red Rose. She writes articles and creates puzzles for magazines and activity books. Please visit Victoria at


  1. "The Curse..." sounds like an excellent read for tweens! Congrats, Vicki!

  2. I must admit I knew something incredible would come from those suspense stories Vicki would tell over the years as we were growing up. Her organizational skills made her the perfect director for a group of us as teens putting on plays for the kids at the local library.

    It is a pleasure to continue to enjoy her stories after all these years. Thanks Vic and if the weather is too bad up there, come on down and we'll ride here!

  3. Your book sounds wonderful for young adults as well as for us who aren't "young" any longer. Great interview.

  4. Thanks for stopping in ladies. I guess I'm still a kid at heart and love a fun scare!

  5. Congrats on your amazing book, Victoria!! Thanks for interviewing on the Blog Zone...Kimberly =)

  6. Kimberly, it was a pleasure to be on your wonderful site. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. I loved reading the Curse! I'd love see more stories like that. I often find inspiration for short stories or subplots from news stories. So does my mother and Agatha Christy. I enjoyed reading your interview=)