Fem Fatale Fantasy Fictionist: Robin Hobb
Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden has taken on two successful pseudonyms during her writing career. The first being Megan Lindholm and the second being Robin Hobb. Margaret was born in California 1952, but spent majority of her life in Alaska before moving to Washington. At the young age of eighteen Margaret was married and from here on she started her writing career. She first wrote for children’s magazines and progressed into bigger works of fantasy fiction.
Some interesting facts that you may not of known about Margaret:
Although she has experienced a small taste of what adventures are in her books, she mostly writes from doing a lot of research. “I like primary documents when I can get them, diaries, journals and things of that sort. Then I like to find well researched and foot-noted books written on whatever topic I am covering.”
Margaret has four children, three of them are adults.
She has no television in her lounge room only a lot of tall bookcases.
Some of Margaret’s favourite authors: George R R Martin, Jane Johnson, Michael Marshall, Robert Parker and Janet Evanovich.
Good news for readers Margaret has been quoted saying in an interview: “…I’m writing another book. And after that, I think I’ll probably write another book. And then another. Until my hands and eyes give out (They’re in a race to see what fails first.) I think that’s all I can say with certainty. I’ll be writing more books.”
Australian fans will be glad to here that they have the chance to meet Margaret in 2014 at Supernova and she is also going to be a guest at Worldcon, Loncon, London.
If you are a fan of Fantasy, then this is certainly the author for you!
Some writing by Margaret that you should check out:
The Farseer Trilogy
Assassins Apprentice Royal Assassin Assassins Quest
Liveship Traders Trilogy
Ship of Magic The Mad Ship Ship of Destiny
The Tawny Man Trilogy
Fools Errand The Golden Fool Fool’s Fate
The Rain Wild’s Chronicles:
Dragon Keeper Dragon Haven City of Dragons Blood of Dragons
The Fitz and Fool Trilogy:
The Fool’s Assassin
Other Elderling Stories
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince
Soldier Son Trilogy:
Shaman’s Crossing Forest Mage Renegades Magic
The Inheritance Homecoming Words like Coins Blue Boots
Cat’s Meat The Triumph Neighbours
The Ki and Vandien Quartet
Harpy’s Flight The Windsingers The Limbreth Gate Luck of the Wheels
Tillu and Kerlew
The Reindeer People Wolf’s Brother
Wizard of the Pigeons Cloven Hooves Alien Earth The Gypsy