And here is another favorite author of mine…
Rebekah A. Morris!!!!!!
Rebekah A. Morris is a home-school graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author, and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, Gift from the Storm, and her best selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes–when she isn’t writing one of many different stories–include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home. www.rsreadingroom.blogspot.com
How and when did you start to write? What (or who) influenced you to go down this road?
I’d love to say I’ve always enjoyed writing, but that isn’t true. I hated it when I was in school and it wasn’t until I had graduated that I fell in love with the craft. My first sense of how delightful it could be to create a story (I’ve always loved books!) was when some friends and I wrote “pretend” letters to each other in different eras of American History. When they all got too busy to do that, my mom suggested I write something about World War One since there are hardly any books about that era for children/young people that aren’t just about the battles. So, that’s what started my writing.
Tell us about yourself in one sentence.
I am an enthusiastic, outgoing writer, aunt and friend who is always pretending, singing, imagining, or being dramatic in someway or another and is older than most people think. 🙂
What is most important to you when writing a book?
That I write for the glory of God. It is easy to slide into the “this isn’t bad and it will make my book sell better” road, but I don’t want to go there. I want to keep my stories clean so that I can hand them to guy or girl, to the older widows at church or my ten-year-old niece and know that I don’t have to warn them about anything.
Which of your various novels is your favourite? Or are they all the same to you, after they’re published? (Some say that you either love the current novel-in-the-works best or vice versa)
Goodness, I don’t really have a favorite. I’ve heard people say that you need to keep working on your story until you hate it, but I can’t say I agree with them. It might be a little tiring going over and over a story, but I love all my books. I suppose my top favorites would be “Home Fires of the Great War” (because it was my first book), “Triple Creek Ranch – Stephen” (just because Stephen pulled at my heart so much), “Gift from the Storm” (just because) and “Through the Tunnel” (because Lissa stole part of my heart from the beginning).
How do you use your free time—if you have any? What do you do for a living besides writing books?
Free time? Is that something you can buy on Amazon? 😉 Some times I have free time. I love to read, listen to audio books, play with my nieces and nephews and do the layout for my books. Besides writing, I am also a writing teacher.
What advice do you have for budding authors—like myself—out there? Any sagely words of wisdom?
I don’t know how sage they are, but don’t let the world dictate how you write! They don’t care for the things of God, but we, as Christians and especially Christian authors, need to write what is true, lovely, pure and right. Write for the glory of God and to please Him, and don’t worry about those elusive “best seller” lists.
I truly enjoyed ‘The Gift of the Storm’. What inspire you to write this great book?
Glad to know you enjoyed it! If you want the honest answer, I don’t really know. It was one evening and I was imaging and wondering what it would be like to be wandering in the mountains with children when you found a house. So I started writing the story. My nickname for this book was “the January story” because I seemed to only write it in January. I’d write a few thousand words, and then wouldn’t do anything else with it until next January. But for the longest time I had no idea what was happening or had happened. Perhaps that is why it keeps the readers guessing. 🙂
Writing for the King’s glory,
Rebekah A. Morris
Read Another Page Publishing
A story worth telling, A story well told
Thank You for coming on, Rebekah!!!
I really enjoyed the interview!!
I hope all my readers did too!!
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