Robert Muchamore is a best-selling author who wrote the hit series of CHERUB books – featuring agent James Adams and his friends. Muchamore says he wrote the first book – The Recruit – as a midway point for teenagers who are bored with children’s books but not ready for adult books. I have read and enjoyed the entire series and would definitely recommend them. A spin-off series; The Henderson Boys which is set around half a decade prior to the CHERUB books is also an excellent read. I recently had the opportunity to ask Robert Muchamore himself a few questions – I hope after reading them you too will want to read his books or visit www.cherubcampus.com for more information.
Who is your favourite author?
Probably Truman Capote. Our styles are different though, he’s better than me!
How do you conceive your plot ideas?
A lot of hard work. I usually do about two month’s research and development work on each book. Then it’s about another two months of actual writing before the book is finished.
Where do you get the names and personalities for your characters from?
They usually just evolve through the story. The only bit that’s tough is getting ethnic names right. For instance, you don’t want to give a Hindu character a name that’s Muslim and stuff like that.
Why should girls read your books?
Well, based on my public events I’d say about 40% of my fans are girls so if they do read my books they wouldn’t be alone!