The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Rebecca Morman! Her newest release, Jealousy: The third story in The Rivermaid’s Tales released on March 20th.
What inspired you to start writing?
Needing to escape. After my daughter passed away, I had a really hard time coping and since I have always loved writing poetry, I decided to try my hand at something more difficult that would keep me occupied, keep my hands and my mind busy, for far longer than a poem.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I don’t think I have any. I mean I have to have the T.V. on but that is an everyday thing, not just when I am writing.
How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?
That is an excellent question. As I stated above, I lost my daughter. She was almost three months old and infant loss is something that I find very hard to write about, read about, or even hear about, but it is part of life. It’s not a fair part but still. Anywho, I don’t plot my books. I haven’t since the day I sat down with a notebook and pen and started writing E.R.A, I just let it play in my head like a movie and with that being said, R.a.L, the second book in The HayleAnna RIsing Series was very difficult for me to write. I think it took me somewhere around two months just to write the chapter that the loss happens in and the chapter after it. There would be days when I would sit and stare at the words that had come out and I wouldn’t be able to hold in the tears. I think in the end it ended up helping me though. I think that writing someone completely fictional who dealt with the same pain as me helped a lot because I got to determine how she broke and when. It wasn’t spur of the moment breakdowns every single time that I went somewhere. It was nice to be in control. So, I guess to answer your question, I cry. I let it out like there is no tomorrow and then I get back to work.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
So far I have 6 published books and am working on 2 more as we speak. My favorite so far would be a toss up between E.R.A and Jealousy. E.R.A being my first book, it shows just how unprepared and uneducated I was in the whole book writing process. Jealousy is the third story in the RiverMaid’s Tales and it is my latest release! In that book you can definitely see the growth and the amount of effort and hard work that is put into it. I am mostly proud of the amount of growth that I can see.
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
Oh good lord. Well when I first started writing it was Amelia Hutchins, now it is not so much her because she is already flying high with her success, but instead it is the other INDIES just like myself who help me believe in myself as an author.
Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?
Oh yes! Every single day!! I love hearing their insights and thoughts on my work. I absolutely have the best fans in the whole world. They are the greatest most supportive group of readers ever and no matter what they are always encouraging! Even when I mess up royally with something, they find the positive side and root me on for not messing up worse than I did.
What book is currently on your bedside table?
The Inn by James Patterson. My husband bought it for me and it is one of my favorites now. I love all of his work!
Do you have any new series planned?
I do!!! I haven’t given it a name yet, but the gist of it is that it is going to follow a confessions columnist as she does what she does best!
If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?
Ohhhh that is a seriously good question that I would have to ask my fans!!
What advice would you give to other authors?
Just keep doing what makes you happy. If the story that you have written truly makes your heart happy, it is going to make someone else’s heart happy too and just like that, you’re someone’s favorite author and they hang on to every single word that you write. It is a pretty cool damn feeling!
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
I want people to know how thankful I am for being given the chance. I want everyone to know how thankful I am for them giving my books a chance. I never expected that writing one story to keep myself occupied would turn into a passion and hopefully someday a career that my husband and I can completely live off of when the kids grow up and move away! Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. I do greatly appreciate it and wish you amazing luck, happiness, and health!
Thank you Rebecca Morman for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Jealousy today!
Lyra has never been one to let such basic human emotions such as jealousy cloud her judgment or her mind. She has always been the fairest and the most level headed of her sisters; but, the need to mate will drive even the strongest mermaids crazy with lust, desire, and a need to protect their mate. Even if she is protecting him from the one human that has managed to steal her heart.
Chentel has never been okay with sharing Lyra with Joshua and when Lyra begins showering all of her attention and affection on him, she doesn’t know how to accept the change or how to accept the rejection. She tries to keep her head together, she tries to keep calm. Until she just can’t anymore forcing Lyra to make a decision that will follow her forever.
My name is Rebecca Morman. I am a 30 year old stay at home mom of four boys ages 15, 14,13, and 8! I have been married to my best friend who is also a kick-ass truck driver, for almost 10 years!
We have 2 dogs; an 8 year old pit, a 2 year old Springer spaniel; we have 2 cats, the mommy is Hamster Stew and her devil child is Knuckles Po-thead!
We are happily settled in our small town in Oklahoma and really don’t wish to go anywhere else………. except Ireland. 😍
A couple of my favorites, are potatoes for sure, chocolate pudding on pepperoni pizza, any Sativa strain of Marijuana, and mostly spending time with my family!!!! Those are a few of my favorite things 😍
I also have signed and personalized paperback copies of all of my current works!
The HayleAnna Rising Series Books 1-3
The RiverMaid’s Tales books 1-3
You can place your order right here!
You can check out all of my work on all of my platforms from this one nifty link!!
I have a reader vote going on right now in my fan group Rebecca’s Reading Rebels on Facebook! To choose the cover for Nikoli’s Book and I will be doing the same with AZ’s!
The feedback is already so mixed and so amazing that I honestly couldn’t ask for anything better!