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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Author Interview & Giveaway: Rebecca Graf






About the Author:

Rebecca Graf lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She worked as an accountant for 20 years before taking the plunge and write online for various sites and companies. Now she runs a publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, and writes full time while trying to keep up with all the activities of her children.

Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?


I plan very little. I have an idea of what I want to happen, but I don’t force it or make it go there. I start writing and let the story control it.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story?

Want to? They do. I tried to stop them, but they can make your life horrible when you don’t. I argue a little now, but they run the show. After all, it is their story. I’ll let them tell it.

What is your favourite food?

Depends. I love ice cream, but I love Chinese food, too.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I don’t know how to answer that any more. I used to be a morning person, but a few years ago I got to where I could not sleep. Now I am so mixed up that I have no idea what I am. Drives me nuts.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

I want to travel to Ireland. My family is from there, and I would love to see it.

Do distant places feature in your books?

Not yet. You never know though what might show up.  Most of mine are in the States where I am familiar with.

Do you listen to music while writing?

No. I have to have quiet. I tried having music, but I want to sing along. I need to lose myself in the story so music is out.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

Deep Connections started off as a simple romance. It developed from there into a story of a woman who is caught in a love triangle at the same time she is stalked. The man that is after her seems to be something not human as he can do things no mere man can. He can get to her wherever she is and will kill if he has to. I can’t tell much more than that without giving it away.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

I’ve learned that writing can be a lot of fun, but editing can be even more fun. I love to expand scenes and move things around to make it better. Even simple rewording can be a blast.

Is there anything you would do differently?

No. This is a learning experience. Even my mistakes are teaching me things to do better with the next book. It’s great.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

Other authors have. I read a lot. I take note of how they do things that I am weak in. I try to learn from them and adapt it to my style.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

Don’t worry about publishing or the final draft. Just write. The first draft will be garbage, but it is a start and will morph into something good. Write. Write some more. Keep writing.

What are three words that describe you?

Introvert, dreamer, helper

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book

Dark Connections, sequel to Deep Connections – Coming Spring of 2013

The demon still lives, but his sights are set on Slaton now. To possess Brenna, he has to kill Slaton. The only way to survive will come from the spirits. Dark Connections continues the love story of Brenna and Slaton and their quest for survival against a demon that was once a man. Learn who the demon is and watch love spread beyond the couple.

List of previous books if any

A Gift for a Mouse – a children’s book

Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.

www.rebeccagraf.com

https://www.facebook.com/RebbecaGraf

@rebeccagraf

Deep Connections is available in ebook and print format

amazon kindle | amazon print

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5 comments:

  1. I like your to writers to keep writing...not to be offput by that first draft, not to allow that to deter further attempts...

    That is very helpful, takes the weight off the writers shoulders and should help them relax and enjoy what should be a pleasant event:)

    Thanks for sharing and great interview and giveaway! I wish you luck with the release:)

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  2. Great interview!!!

    I want one of those copies!

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  3. The Hunt for Red October was a great movie, I should really try the book.

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  4. I remember reading Tom Clancy when my son was a baby, and now he has the Clancy collection.

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  5. I love how authors let the characters take control of the story it makes it more natural for the reader.

    Zaina - VBT TLC

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