Let’s give a warm welcome to Rebecca Graf, an author I met recently.
Rebecca Graf was born in Russellville, Kentucky but grew up in Dothan, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Montevallo with an accounting degree. Given the chance to try her hand at writing, she began writing online articles leading to her first published book, A Gift for a Mouse. From there she ventured into romance, mystery, comedy and drama. The passion of writing was discovered. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children.
That’s the official blurb so let’s find out who Rebecca Graf really is………
1 How do you write? Is everything plotted, planned to perfection? Do you ever change tack as you go along or always stick to a pre-made plan?
I have to laugh reading this because I do very little planning. It is all done in my head. I get the story idea and let it grow as I think and dream. Then I begin writing when the story refuses to not shut up. I cannot count the number of times that I would be going along on my ‘plan’ only to sit back and say, “Where did that come from?” My stories are kind of in control. lol
2 Do you have a writing ritual? Meditation, certain cup for your tea, writing trousers?
Not really. I have to have quiet. I cannot have a TV on in the background. I cannot have people talking. That is hard to do with 7 people in the house and 3 dogs and 3 cats. That is one reason I have not written in over a week. I have to have it just right.
3 Aside from writing, what makes you tick?
I love to read and crochet. Other than that, I’m running around all the time with my kids. Basketball practice just started. Mmmm. Makes me tick? You ask some hard questions, girl. I think I would say a need to learn and grow. I’ll have to ask my husband if he feels safe expanding on that.
4 If you were stranded on a desert island with shelter, food and water, what 5 items would you want with you?
My kindle which has over 3000 books on it, my MP3 player, my crocheting, a notebook, a package of pens.
5 On said island, what 5 books would you take and why?
Okay. No electricity means my kindle won’t last long. Darn it. Well, here’s what I think. I don’t know if I’d have a specific book, but I could tell you authors better.
- Tom Clancy
- Lauren Carr
- Nora Roberts
- Clive Cussler
- C.S. Lewis
6 Okay, off the island now, which famous person would you like to have dinner with?
Oh, the possibilities that are going through my head. I have to admit that Ian Somerhaulder would be my first choice not only because I think he is a great actor and just plain gorgeous but it would make my daughter so jealous. But truthfully, I would take Laura Bush or First Lady Obama. Well, I’d take almost any of the First Ladies. I think they are so strong and supportive of their husbands. They are intelligent. They are so unique. Mrs. Bush was an advocate of reading. That gets my there. First Lady Obama has an air about here that is so relaxing. Granted, they might be all different in person, but I’ll never know until I meet them.
7 Your current writing projects?
I’m finishing up the last book in my Connections trilogy. First draft is done. Now I have to take it from garbage to descent. I’m also writing a book with a friend. It is a fantasy story that will be the first of a series. I also have a few other suspense/romance novels in the works. Then there is the first book and series I’ve ever done. It is a series of religious children’s books. The first one is A Gift for a Mouse which tells the story of the Last Supper through the eyes of a mouse who has no idea who these people are or what it all means. The sequel is coming out by the end of the year, The Nightingale in the Garden. It takes the story to the Garden of Gethsemane where a nightingale witnesses it all and again knows nothing about these people. Around Easter I hope to bring out the third book.
Thank you so much Rebecca for sharing with us all. If you would like to contact Rebecca…..