Sunday, May 19, 2013

Author Interview – Rebecca Ethington

What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing? Not worrying about being able to take care of my family. We hit a rough patch when the economy collapsed and my family lived out of cars and relied on others for basics like food. To never have to worry again, and to give back to those who have helped us. It has been amazing!

Will you write others in this same genre? I will, along with quite a few other genre’s as well. I have about six other series in this Genre, two in New Adult, One in Urban and even one in horror. They are stuck in my head at the moment, but they will be extracted soon.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? The world of being an author has changed so much! My grandmother used to tell me that she ‘knew’ people in publishing and could help me to get my book published. But now, now you can do it all yourself and that level of control is amazing.

What books have most influenced your life? “Sideways Stories from Wayside School”, “Angela’s Ashes”, as a teen and “Playing the Jack” as an adult. I really love these books and they really did impact my life so much. I think there is a perfect book for everyone to help them get through their darkest hours, and these were mine.

What are your goals as a writer? To tell great stories! I love hearing from my readers that they loved my book and that they got so into the story they cried. It just turns me into mush inside! I will always wait until my stories are ready, and turn out great product – because I really want ever one of my stories to impact my readers.

How do you promote this book? With Kiss of Fire, for the first few months I did absolutely nothing. Kiss of Fire pulled itself to several top 100 lists all on its own thanks to some amazing new fans who diligently spread the word. Since then I have been learning to navigate the world of twitter, blogs, and online tours. It’s been a crazy experience! That’s what I am doing with Eyes of Ember, we’ve got twitter blasts and blog tours – its crazy!

Why did you choose to write this particular book? It was a story I used to tell my grandmother when I was younger. I was writing the story for her, in an indirect way, so it just seemed fitting that I would go with a story that meant something to both of us.

Can you tell us about your main character? Joclyn is shy, emotionally scarred and very introverted. She’s been abandoned by her father, and hides herself in multiple ways rather than facing the pain she feels. It makes her weak, but she isn’t really. She just has to find her strength. Joclyn is in love with her best friend, and by the end of the book is showing signs of her strength. By the end of the series she is pretty bad-ass.

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Genre – YA Paranormal

Rating – PG

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