Today’s guest is Young Adult author, Rebekkah Ford. I’m so glad you could be here! Please introduce yourself. Tell us a little about the person behind the pen.
My name is Rebekkah Ford. I love writing paranormal stories. I think it’s because I grew up in a family that dealt with the unknown. When my parents were married, they were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League. They also investigated paranormal activity and Bigfoot sightings.
Why did you decide to write YA paranormal? What is the appeal?
I love young adult books, probably because I still feel like I’m sixteen, and I’m fascinated with the paranormal world. Not to mention I have a blast writing those type of stories.
How much research goes into your books, and how do you tackle that?
Well, because of the way I grew up, I don’t have to do too much research. However, I did do some on the historical parts in my trilogy, like the legends on King Solomon. I look everything up on the internet. Google is my friend.
What is the best comment you ever received from a reader?
I’ve received a lot of good comments regarding this trilogy, which makes me happy. One of the best ones I’ve received was when a reader said Beyond the Eyes and Dark Spirits is the best read she’s had in a long time.
Tell us a little about your writing style? Do you plan and plot your stories, or do you just plow through them?
Before I write the story I have an idea on what it’s going to be about. I write out all the characters and who they are. I do a rough outline of the story, and then I start writing it, taking notes along the way. I leave a lot of room for creativity and surprises.
Can you tell us a little about your current work, The Devil’s Third? Is there a story behind the story?
The Devil’s Third is the third book in The Beyond the Eyes trilogy. Right now my editor has it, so I’m starting to get pounded with edits and rewrites. I’m reallyexcited about this book and can’t wait to share it with the world. Everything from the first two books are going to tie together in this third book. Not only will the reader get to discover what Paige really is, but there will be other shocking discoveries as well.
What sets your heroine Paige apart from all the other women in Nathan’s life? Why is she perfect for him?
Nathan doesn’t have any other women in his life. He’s a tracker. He tracks dark spirits who dwell in soulless humans. But when he and Paige meet, they feel an instant connection. There is a reason why–they’re spiritually connected. Paige doesn’t really believe in soul mates, but if it’s true Nathan is hers.
Have you ever had writer’s block? How do you deal with it?
Yes, I have. I walk away from my manuscript and read a novel. It helps bring back that creative spark every time.
Describe a favorite scene in your current novel?
When Paige uses magic to help her best friend Carrie who slips into a coma. Paige does a ritual, cast a circle, calls up the four corners, the whole thing. She then finds herself in a dark realm where Carrie is and proceeds to help her. It’s really cool what happens.
What else do you have in store for your readers?
I plan on writing more books. I think I’m in this for life. LOL
Here are what people are saying about the Beyond the Eyes trilogy: Here’s what people are saying about it:
Book 2-FANTASTIC! Book 1-Beyond the Eyes, and Book 2-Dark Spirits are the best read I’ve had in a long time. They are not what you expect when you start out. Book one captivates you and reels you in. Book two is full of action and suspense. I can’t wait for book three to see how this story ends. I have enjoyed every word and will have to re-read them again. Very Exciting!
Dark Spirits was a thrilling read that kept me coming back for more! Dark Spirits is a very entertaining book that pulled me in from the beginning.
Amazing! Hats off to Rebekkah Ford on her 2nd book in this series. Awesome read.
FANTASTIC SERIES!!! I love this book.
What a great follow-up to Beyond the Eyes.
Coming Soon! The Devil’s Third. The third book in this Captivating and Original trilogy:
The Exciting Continuation Of The Beyond the Eyes Trilogy.
If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?
In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.
But her problems are mounting.
Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.
Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.
Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?
And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?
About the Author:
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy. Visit her online at http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com and at http://www.Facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012
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