Let's Get to know Rebecca!
*What would you be doing right now if you were not an author?
Probably be a stay at home or working mom. I worked in childcare for years and actually have a degree in child development. So I guess in a way its my back up plan. I also performed on stage locally for many, many years and although it’s probably not something I would go back to do, I do miss it.
*5 years ago: what were you doing?
Just being a mom and working at a local child care center. So, not really exciting, I guess.
*Do you have a certain writing ritual?
Not really. I used to but I had to take some time off for personal reasons and I am just now getting back into everything. Right now, I guess you could say my ritual is “making lists and doing them.”
*What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
I don’t usually read reviews so all of my criticism comes from my beta readers. But, if we are going for the worst: I had to re-write all of Soul of Flame because the initial beta readers felt that the emotional connection with the characters was lacking. So, I went through the book paragraph by paragraph and re-wrote it. That was hard to do, and even harder to accept that I basically needed to scrap the work and start over.
*Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it?
I’m not really the fangirl type, because it happens to me too. So I try to stay cool. But, the operative word here is try – because I did sit next to Colleen Hoover at dinner once. She told me I gesture like a crazed chipmunk. Sadly, I think she’s right.
*Is there an author you'd like to meet?
Unfortunately all the authors that I would like to meet have passed on. It’s quite unfortunate, actually. Mary Brown, Frank McCourt, Jane Austen. There are many indie authors I would like to meet, but I may or may not be stalking them on social media, so I kinda feel like I have met them already.
*Biggest writing pet peeve?
Hmmm – probably the misconception that I stay at home and do nothing. Or that I have tons of money because I’m an author. There are days I work from sun up to sun down, and times I don’t leave my house for days at a time in order to stay caught up- or at least attempt to. And… I mostly eat Ramen.
* Do you read other's reviews of your books?
No. And I actually encourage others not to read reviews of the books they have written as well. Reviews are really written for other readers, to help them gauge if a book is for them, not for the author to determine work quality. If you, as an author, feel you need a critical review to help improve your craft – hire a professional or have a trusted friend help you go through it. As a reader – yes, I read reviews of other books for the same reason everyone else does – to gauge weather or not there are Vampires in them ;)
Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as "Interesting and Intense" by USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog.
From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca's imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.
Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.
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New Orleans has been alive with paranormal activity for the last few months. Creatures of the night are coming in and out of the ancient city, searching the world for relics in a mad attempt to close a tear in the veil between worlds they were told only they could repair.
However, they were misled.
On the other side of that veil, dwelling amongst the damned souls of Hell, are the Noir, a brutal race that feeds off the sins of the world, ripping apart those damned for eternity in their need for life and survival.
Ruled by the master of Hell, their task has been laid out for them, and they have other plans for the sacred relics.
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