Name: Rebekah Wolveire
Where are you from? Elyria-North Ridgeville, Ohio
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc.
I have an Associate of Art: English major.
I have very supportive family and very encouraging boyfriend. I live with my boyfriend and my cat Armand.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Rebekah: I currently work on brainstorming for NaNoWriMo for the fourth year. I hope to have a third book finished Driving Lies Novella 1: Lustful Intent by June of 2014. It’s a working title part of a Trilogy, I am planning to finish this November
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Rebekah: I started writing in the first grade, and I wrote and illustrated a book for a program called Young Authors. I was in that program for four years. It was in fifth grade when I started to write stories and poems for myself. I have been writing ever since. In high school, I was into writing scripts and screenplays.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Rebekah: It was sophomore year in college. To make a really long story short, I was originally a music major, but after one semester with a certain professor, I changed majors. I knew that writing was always something I did for myself, but it wasn’t until I became a local playwright that I realized I could it as a living.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Rebekah: Well, my boyfriend inspired my vampire novel series. However it was NaNoWriMo that got me motivated to write and finish my first novel: The Whispering Path.” It was a challenge for me to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I managed to get 58,000 word that year; in spite, of the migraines that for two weeks. My boyfriend Tom encouraged me to finish it. I finished it with 180,000 words, and I got a free proof that year.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Rebekah: I believe I am still working on my writing style. I do like to research, brainstorm, outline and really plan before I write. I simply just try to tell a story.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Rebekah: I have different ways of coming up with titles. I might use the character’s name like in Melzela or I use a list of words and get a dictionary and thesaurus. That is how I came up with my vampire series name Crimson Shadow Collection.
The Whispering Path is because someone who talks to a ghost is called a ghost whisperer.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Rebekah: I think each novel has its own message and themes. In The Whispering Path, I wanted to show that ghosts are not demons, and that those who communicate with them are not evil or worshipping the devil. I believe that they are just using a different part of the brain than the average person.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Rebekah: I do some historical research for all of my novels. Driving Lies, I even research parts of a car and what would cause an accident so I knew how to describe it. I try to make sure there is some historical relevance to my novels . . . I would have to say my novels are 15% realistic. The characters are fictional, but many times inspired by people I know and celebrities I admire.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Rebekah: I write about everything and anything that inspires me. There are times where I write about experiences someone told and sometimes I write about my own.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?
Rebekah: Everything Eventual and The Shining by Stephen King; Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Rebekah: Anne Rice (based off of her Vampire Chronicles)
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Rebekah: Armand by Anne Rice, Bridge of World by Teena Adams (I have a story in that book), and The Fool’s Journey by Kay Darling
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Rebekah: Kay Darling
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Rebekah: Editing my first novel of my vampire series Crimson Shadow Collection: Melzela
Reediting/rewriting my first paranormal novel The Whispering Path
Finishing my murder thriller novella trilogy
Writing my vampire series and several short thriller/horror stories
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Rebekah: my boyfriend Tom; my facebook groups
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Rebekah: Yes, I hope to get mainstream published.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Rebekah: I would use less of the word “as,” and I would watch out for timing issues.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Rebekah: It was from school. I had several English teachers that were just very passionate about writing. They got me passionate about it as well, and I am a storyteller at heart.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Rebekah: Driving Lies Part 1: Lustful Intent
“Mom and dad died, they were found dead. I have to go to the hospital and verify the bodies.” Kathy explained after she blew her nose.
“I’m going too. . .” Neve demanded.
“I really don’t think that is a good idea.” Kathy mentioned as the phone rang again. Kathy answered it as Officer Conaway heard about her parents, but he was at another accident as he told her he would be at the hospital within the hour. Kathy added that Neve wanted to go, but she felt it was a bad idea. Conaway convinced her that it might be good for Neve to get some closure, if she could handle it. Kathy got off the phone as Neve asked:
“The police stated it was a car accident that killed them. Get your shoes on, I don’t want you to go, but Officer Conaway believes you need closure.” Neve grabbed a tissue as she rushed up stairs to get her shoes on. Kathy called the day care to let them know that she will not pick up Bryan for a few hours.
They were in the car when Kathy stopped at a red light.
“How are you going to tell Bryan?” Neve asked.
“I will tell him; we are just going to have to be strong for him, okay?” Kathy suggested to Neve as she nodded.
A few clouds swayed in front of the sun giving me only a small break, but I took it. I kept my eye on him. He turned his head seeing me breathing down his neck. He didn’t see the branch in front of him and tripped twisting his ankle. Within seconds, I hunched over him. I placed my hand over his mouth, and I whisper into his ear:
“I am not a monster, I am a survivor!” I paused and continued:
“Thank you.” He didn’t deserve a proper appreciation for calling me a monster; he didn’t even know me.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Rebekah: The ending is the hardest part for me to write. I put so much time in a project that it seems to be a like a child to me and I just do not want to let it go.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Rebekah: I wish I could. I would love to explore Europe, so far all I have been doing is research it out of books.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Rebekah: My boyfriend takes the photos for my covers. I enjoy doing something together.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Rebekah: I think grammar-wise that keeping my verbs the same tense.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Rebekah: I have learned that a novel is not written over night . . . it takes months of work. Writing is fun to me; Editing is the chore. I can do anything with supportive family and an encouraging boyfriend,(I also have to give credit to all of my online writing groupsJ)
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Rebekah: Write about what excites you that way you stay interested.
Never let the media/agent or anyone else tell you want to write. (It will be harder to stay into your work).
Never listen to anyone who says you cannot do it. (If you want to write a book, write one).
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Rebekah: Write about what you know, and if you don’t know then research it. (I have more on my blog.)
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?
Rebekah: I enjoy watching movies, listening and playing music, cooking, baking, and playing Sims.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Rebekah: Criminal Minds, CSI, Iron Chef, Chopped, Cut Throat Kitchen, Supernatural, Smallville, American Horror Story, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls etc.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Rebekah: Food: Cheesecake, BBQ chicken pizza, Potato soup
Colors: Crimson, Black, purple, and silver
Music: Everything but heavy metal, country or extreme rap
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Rebekah: I think I would be a travel agent.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it?
Rebekah: Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire
My writing blog http://RebekahWolveire.wordpress.com
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