Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into writing?
I’m married to the best person ever. I can’t have kids, but I do have a cat
whom I consider my four-legged kid. His name is Church, after the cat in Stephen
King’s book Pet Sematary. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but I grew up
in Phoenix, Arizona. My husband and I moved to a small farming community in
North Dakota six years ago and really like it here. I’ve been writing stories
since I was a kid and completed my first novel in 2010. It’s not published,
though. It was more or less a practice novel. I learned a lot while working on
Can you tell us about your YA paranormal
novel, Beyond the Eyes?
When a ghostly voice
whispers a haunting message to seventeen year old Paige Reed, her life takes a
nightmarish turn, changing it forever.
It’s basically about good
versus evil and packed full with everything: romance, love triangle, heartache,
horror, friendship, humor, mystery and suspense. It also shows Paige having to
deal with her emotional baggage that’s been weighing on her heart for years. But
she has to in order to move onto the next phase in her life. She’s also
impetuous in this first book.
This book, along with the
other two in this series throws light on some of life’s darker mysteries.
Have you ever wondered
why some people are vicious? Have you ever wondered if they had a soul? What if
they were soulless and malevolent entities were able to possess them? Paige
discovers the answers to those questions and more.
Where did you get the idea for Beyond
What started the idea for this book was the movie The Exorcist,
believe it or not. Then the “what ifs” questions began. From there I took
conversations I’ve had with my husband, my knowledge and experience in the
paranormal world, spun it with my own imagination and voila, a new YA paranormal
series was created.
The cover for Beyond the Eyes is
quite creepy! Who design the cover and did you have much say in
Stephanie Bibb is my cover artist, and she’s great to work with. She can be
found here: http://sbibb.wordpress.com/tag/stephanie-bibb/
Yes, I had a lot of say in the book cover, which
is wonderful. I had fun working with Stephanie. In fact, right now she’s working
on the cover to my next book in this series.
the Eyes is the first in a series. What more can we
A lot. The next two books are much darker
than Beyond the Eyes because the dark spirits play a bigger role in them
and so do Paige’s friends: Carrie, Tree, and Brayden. The next two books will
take the reader further down the rabbit hole. And thank God Paige has grown and
is now a stronger person. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be able to handle what’s
coming her way.
Halloween is just around the conor so I thought I would ask Rebekkah a few halloween related questions!
You grew up
in a family that dealt with the paranormal. If you could speak or communicate
with a paranormal creature which would it be and why?
I would want to have a conversation with Lilith.
According to legend, she was the first female created out of the earth, the same
as Adam. One day Adam demanded she lay beneath him, and Lilith basically told
Adam to piss off. She viewed herself as an equal to Adam and refused to be a
lesser being than him. That didn’t go over well. She left Adam and refused to go
back to him. She sacrificed paradise for her beliefs in not serving or being
oppressed by a man and now lives in darkness as a demon. And then God created
Eve who was an obedient and inferior person. I 'd want to talk to her to hear her side of the story, what really happened and what she's been doing for thousands of years?
Do you have any halloween traditons?
Because I don't have kids, I don't go all out for Halloween like I want to. However, I do put up Halloween decorations, buy pumpkins and a ton of candy to handout to the kids.
What is your
favorite Halloween treat?
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