I met Rebecca Hamilton online when I was reading about her books on her website. Since then she has become one of my good online friends who has introduced me to many other authors and friends. It was through her that I found out about Kayla Curry’s Blogger Book Fair. So thank you to both Rebecca and Kayla for the opportunity to participate in this awesome event!
For more information on Rebecca, I found this on her bio page:
Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and three kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.
Now, on with the interview!
I’ve always loved paranormal stories, so I think when my first “book idea” came to me, it was natural that idea was for a paranormal story of my own
I start by writing, though I try to keep structure in mind. Usually as I go along I get ideas for future parts in the story, and I write those down, but my stories don’t always go in the direction I thought they would.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
I’m really inspired by Nancy Pickard. Her writing style taught me a lot about writing-to-keep-a-reader interested versus writing-blindly-to-the-rules. She’s brilliant.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
My next novel will be Come, the Dark, and it’s volume two of the Forever Girl series. I’m really excited about this one. I have some wonderful characters, some great paranormal exploration, and a few get twists up my sleeve. I love where the story is going so far. We also get a lot deeper look into the ankou and morts of the Forever Girl world in this story.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
I think real life always influences our writing. How do we know people and their emotions and about the world around us unless we live to experience it? That said, the events are purely fictional.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Oh, that’s a tough one. I think I really enjoyed writing the scene that takes place on Basker street. Thalia and her coterie are my favorite whacko vampires (or Cruor, as they are called in The Forever Girl)
How did you come up with the title?
My friend Gerry Johnston picked it out. He’s awesome, both as a person and as a writer.
What project are you working on now?
Come, the Dark, which I mentioned earlier. but I also have some literary fiction novels under way. I don’t want to give too much away, but one of them is very close to my heart, relating to autism.
Adrian! Adrian needs his own book. So does Callista.
Persevere! Never give up
Ivory has always been a bit demanding. She wants to make every story about her.
Depends. Anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, and then there’s usually at least a year of editing involved. I’m trying to speed up the process, though The Forever Girl I edited for 3 years, and I know I can’t get caught in the editing trap like that again.
For information on Rebecca’s books, I visited her books page where I found:
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.
Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Ophelia’s been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.
When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her worries. She’s destined to don a new mask—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.
What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man she loves.
Set in an alternate Regency England, “Her Sweetest Downfall” is a standalone novella in the “Forever Girl” series, written as a gift to fans of the Forever Girl series.
Coming January 2013.
I can wait to read this one coming next January! Please feel free to stop by and leave a comment if you want copies. Rebecca’s books are very popular and there is no wonder why everyone loves them so much. She is an excellent story teller! Keep up the good work, Rebecca!
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