contact her. She reads every piece of fanmail and, when possible, answers. There are many questions people like to ask her; therefore, Rebecca answered a few for you.
When did you start writing? Gosh, I always wrote stories or poems. As a child my bedroom walls and closet were covered with my favorites pieces of prose or my own work. But it wasn't until getting pregnant with my third child that I started writing seriously.
Where do you get your ideas? Music is a wicked inspiration for me. There are so many stories that you can mingle together.
Are your character's based on people you know? LOL I get asked that a lot. No. I might merge some personality traits of people I know, but it's way too much fun making up my own characters.
Do you write from your own personal experiences? Heck, no. It's research, research, research and a well developed imagination. I've never been arrested, had to change my name, or been a sex kitty. Although, the last one sounds fun. LOL
Why do you use a pen name? Because my real one is so darn long. Plus my children were very young when I started and I was afraid of the backlash from other parents with what I do.
'Backlash?' Not everyone is receptive toward contemporary romance authors. One woman told me to stay away from her husband when I mentioned what I do for a living. Apparently she has a really good imagination of her own because I have the most normal of lives. Kids are screaming, dishes are dirty, and my husband forgets to bring home milk. What can I say, I'm totally living the dream. :)
Any advice for aspiring authors? Yes. Read, write, and repeat. Find a good support group that will inspire you not stifle. And be sure to remember, to believe in yourself.
Have a Sparkling Day!,