It’s that time again – the one you’ve all been waiting for: Tuesday Talent! And today I’m showcasing Rebecca Hart. Her supremely awesome pirate tale is coming out June 21 from InkSpell Publishing. If you’re into the whole pirate adventure thing – and who ISN’T – you must put her book on the top of your TBR pile!
Firing a virtual ship’s cannon … now… Let the interview begin
Me: What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?
R.H: oOo — that is really hard… First one?? Where the Wild Things Are — Children’s book (and my favorite of all time) by Maurice Sendak.
Me: Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?
R.H: I would probably fall over myself if I met a bunch of authors… a few that come to mind are Stephen King, Jennifer Blake and Patricia Rice (C. S Lewis too, but I think he may be dead)
Me: What’s your:
- Favorite color? Green
- Favorite season? Fall
- Favorite Hero – movie or book? Cap’n Jack Sparrow
- Snack weakness (food or drink)? RUM
- What’s your Astrological sign? Virgo
- Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? I think a bit of both. Toe-curling steamy I leave to my erotica writing alter ego :)
- Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? I read just about everything. Romance, sweet and erotic, humor, horror, fantasy… I was raised on bodice rippers and historicals.
Me: What’s on your desk when you write?
R.H: Not sure about my desk, since I don’t write at a desk usually. Technically, I guess the desk belongs to my boyfriend. Most of the time, I write while sitting on the bed with my beagle, Digger pressed against my hip and the laptop on my legs.
Me: Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?
R.H: I plot to music almost without fail, and most of the time I also write with headphones in my ears. For Call of the Sea, I had the three Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks playing on loop and repeat. Some great mood music for pirate tales, I tell ya!
Me: What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?
R.H: These are good questions — just thought I would slip that in here. Hmm… favorite…Here it is: She[Ellie] gave a nod. “Agreed. Meet me on The Siren’s Call in the morning. With or without Daniel, we need to get that new mast installed. If he doesn’t return soon, we’ll have to consider the possibility of going after Jashir without him.” “Wouldn’t you have to steal his ship to do that?” Ellie drew her shoulders up in a shrug. “Once a pirate, always a pirate.”
Me: What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.
R.H: Next for me, God willing, is I complete the three novel fantasy series I have started and have plotted in my head. I even have a snipit for you from what will be the first novel, The Machenwood Chronicles:
Hastening in the direction of the light, she[Ana] prayed for a road marker, anything that would lend a clue as to how far she’d wandered from home. She had to get back to Michael. Hopefully, he still slept. The light grew bigger and brighter as the path before her opened up. A building came into view, tucked into the trees. Her pace increased as she approached, encouraged by the warm, yellow glow emanating from the lower windows. The constriction in her chest eased as she turned down the cold, stone walk. Upon entering the clearing before the cottage, her hurried steps came to an abrupt halt. Ana’s mouth gaped open. Bathed in the pale moonlight stood no ordinary cottage, but what had to be the largest shoe she’d ever seen. At least two stories tall, it resembled a woman’s boot with laces running up the front, and tied in a neat bow where its walls joined the roof. Brightly painted window boxes brimming with dainty, sleeping flowers sat beneath each neatly curtained window. She craned her neck to see the shingled rooftop. A plume of puffy white smoke curled from the stone chimney. The house appeared cozy, well tended and completely enchanting. The house resembled one she’d read about in Da’s book of fairy tales.
Me: Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?
R.H: My favorite greek myth is the story of Sisyphus — mostly because I like the idea of poetic justice. If I was going to choose one to be, I would go with Aphrodite — I mean, who wouldn’t want to be the Goddess of Love and Beauty?
Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a little more about you and your exciting books! Happy Tuesday!