Interview with Robert B. Sloan, Author of Hamelin Stoop

07 Nov 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hamelin Stoop: The Battle of Parthogen?

I’ve always enjoyed fantasy books and have loved telling stories to my children and grandchildren. So this was an effort to write something that they would enjoy and benefit from. Also, the story of The Pied Piper and The Lost Children is one that always intrigued me as a story that needed a better ending.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Detective fiction, but a close second is young adult fantasy.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Secrets of Character by Matt Bird, Voice by James Scott Bell, Save the Cat! Writes a Young Adult Novel by Jessica Brody, and The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis (which will be a reread).

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I have an exciting scene in this book where a princess is chased by a shape changer that was a lot of fun to write.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I love to write either early in the morning or late at night. I sometimes like to make the room dark, close my eyes, and dictate.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I try to live by a Christian worldview.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That good triumphs over evil.


Robert B. Sloan is the author of the new book Hamelin Stoop: The Battle of Parthogen

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