Motivations: His Robot Wife

His Robot WifeHis Robot Wife was written for entirely different reasons than any other book I’ve written. All the other books were written because I thought I had a great story to tell and I wanted to tell it. You could say that I wrote His Robot Wife for money, though that’s not entirely accurate. I priced it an 99 cents even though I could have made more by pricing it higher. I wrote it because I knew it would sell.  My other books were just sitting on the virtual ebook shelves, and I needed a little validation.

I publish His Robot Girlfriend in 2008, and it has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. Many people wrote and asked for a sequel. This was a big deal for me. But I didn’t have a story. As far as I was concerned, the story of Mike and Patience was over. Still, people kept asking. It took me three years to come up with a story for them, and I think it’s probably one of my weakest plots (but HRG wasn’t popular for its plot, but rather its characters anyway). So in 2011 I wrote His Robot Wife. It is short, at 28,000 words, but it went easily enough, and it has sold almost 10,000 copies.

Patience continues to be very popular, so much that I got a lot of complaints when His Robot Girlfriend: Charity came out, because she isn’t in it.  I thought the title pretty much gave that away.  Anyway, more Patience and Mike are one the way.


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