About the Author
Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she's lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. An Oreo addict, she is also a homeschool graduate and retired gymnast. She wrote The Sound of Emeralds during her senior year of college.
About the Book
Available April 15th!
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Other Books in the Series
1. What authors have influenced your writing the most?
Probably MaryLu Tyndall, who was the first historical romance author I read. Laura Frantz. Joanne Bischof. Siri Mitchell, who writes in alternating first-person like I do.
2. What advice would you give a potential writer/author?
Read like crazy. Seriously. You can't learn to pilot a plane by watching, per se, but you can learn a whole lot about words by watching others string them together in a compelling way. And get to know other writers, even if only through their words. Read multiple books by the same author (not a hardship if you like their writing, eh?) and study their style. It's amazing what you can learn by osmosis.
3. What is your current WIP? Can you tell us a bit about this project?
It's actually my Secret Project right now, but I will say it's also set in Europe, just a few years after the Steadfast Love series comes to an end... ;)
4. Have you ever traveled to do research for your novels? If yes, where have you traveled? If no, where would you like to travel to conduct research?
I have! Sorta! I'm a few chapters into a novel set in Charleston, SC, and I live not far from there. A friend and I went to visit one of the plantations around here, and that was a really fun experience. Not only did we learn a lot together, I learned that research trips are a blast. I highly recommend them.
5. How much research is involved when writing your novels?
That's a hard one! I don't calculate how many hours I spend researching, but I do read books both written during the time period and about the time period. Then I spend a lot of time Googling random things like sleeves and cider, LOL. For writers, I heartily recommend visiting your used bookstore or a library and delving in. You can never learn too much about your setting or history. You can research too much--don't get bogged down in it and not write. And you won't use all you learn, certainly, but you can never learn too much.
6. Who designed the covers for the Steadfast Love Series?
Roseanna White Designs! Roseanna is co-founder, one of the acquisitions editors, and main designer for WhiteFire Publishing, and she's fantastic.
7. What are you currently reading?
The Penned in Time series by Pepper Basham! Awesome look into the WWI era, a time period I'm not as familiar with. I recommend these books wholeheartedly :)
#TeamAnders Interview Question: How long have you known and loved Gwyn?
I've known her since we were children, and I've loved her just as long. Ever since my father visited hers and I found her singing in the stable, I've been drawn to her. We share more than our Catholic religion in common; we are also both fervent about what and who we love. And I love her.
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