Robin Kaye was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge next door to her Sicilian grandparents. Living with an extended family that’s a cross between Gilligan’s Island and The Sopranos, minus the desert isle and illegal activities, explains both her comedic timing and the cast of quirky characters in her books. She’s lived in half a dozen states from Idaho to Florida, but the romance of Brooklyn has never left her heart. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband, three children, a dog, and a three-legged cat with attitude.
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?
I don’t know if it’s unusual, but I write sitting on an exercise ball instead of my desk chair. My desk is always piled so high with papers that if I have to look anything up in the dictionary, I have to cross my legs, put the dictionary on my lap, and try to remember not to bounce around on my ball while I’m doing it. I’ve come seriously close to falling off and cracking my skull more times than I care to mention.