Wahoo! It’s Writer Wednesday! That most marvelous day of the week in which a fellow author shares tiny teasers into her/his life, and the day on which your TBR pile grows even larger.
Today I bring you Rebecca Heflin, contemporary romance author. I met Rebecca via the fantastic, week-long Romance Writers Gone Wild party she organized on Facebook in May. She’s amazing, y’all – not to mention her books! (Plus, she liked the cookies I baked and sent to her, so clearly she has good taste.)
Settle in with your favorite drink (and maybe a cookie or two) and learn more about Rebecca and her latest work.
Name one interesting thing you learned in researching/writing your last book:
Among other things, I learned that there are special fonts to assist dyslexics with reading. The font makes certain letters more easily recognizable to individuals with the reading disability. The hero in my last book, Dreams of Her Own, is dyslexic, but runs his own business, and must use a computer on a regular basis.
Name two things people don’t know about you.
- I used to be a ballet dancer
- According to my DNA, this White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) author is in reality an Ashkenazi Jew.
What fellow romance author do you recommend reading, and why?
Brenda Novak. I’m reading her Whiskey Creek series. She hits you with the characters’ conflicts from the first page, and keeps tightening the screws. I’ve learned a lot about how to “make the reader worry.” She certainly does a great job of doing just that.
What’s your favorite romance novel of all time, and why?
That’s an easy one: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Even today, 203 years after it was first published, it still resonates with readers. It’s the perfect novel, with, to my mind, the perfect [sexy, brooding] hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy.
A Bit On Dreams of Her Own
If the Guinness Book of World Records had a category for the world’s most boring life, Millie Stephens knows she would hold the record. After the plain, strait-laced personal assistant is saved by a total stranger from becoming New York City’s latest traffic fatality, she has a disheartening epiphany: her life’s highlight reel was nonexistent. Determined to step out of the shadows and take a walk on the wild side, she starts Millie-style—by making a list.
That total stranger, bad boy Ian Brand, could help Millie with one very important item on her list: sex. But Ian is more than the sum of his parts—and he’s got some really great parts. Beneath that sexy, tattooed exterior is a man with a painful past who’s desperate to both hide and overcome his disability in the pursuit of his dreams.
Will Millie and Ian look beneath the surface and see there’s more to each other than meets the eye?
Buy link: http://amzn.to/29Fy6pP
A Bit on Rebecca:
Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.
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Thanks so much for being here today, Rebecca! You’re always so delightful!
I love learning about authors I read. Thanks for sharing.
You’re so welcome, Marian – I’m glad you stopped in to read a bit about Rebecca.
Thanks much, Marian.
Okay, we definitely needed more explanation about the White Anglo-Saxon who’s really an Ashkenazi Jew. LOL
Thanks Rebecca for sharing.
I agree! I loved that tidbit. Thanks for visiting!
I know, right? According to my Ancestry.com DNA test, my recent ancestry is 59% British. Native Britons are 60%. Yet, my deep ancestry DNA is Ashkenazi Jew. A friend likes to say I’m Rebecca in Ivanhoe. ☺
Thanks for having me today, Margaret!
You’re so welcome, Rebecca – I’m thrilled you could join me.
Excellent post! Best of luck with Dreams of Her Own…it sounds delicious!
Thanks for popping in to show Rebecca some love, Joanne.
It all sounds good to me!
Thanks for popping in, Kathleen!
Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen.
Former ballet dancer? Sounds like an interesting heroine’s perspective for a book! <3
I agree! Thanks for popping in, Rebecca. 🙂