Thursday, February 2, 2017

Author Interview// Rebekah A. Morris

A couple weeks ago I asked author Rebekah A. Morris is she would be willing to do an author interview here on my blog. I was very excited when she said yes. :)

1. When did you first become interested in writing?
Not until I had graduated from high school. I hated writing when I was in school so much that it was often a cause for tears. Now I love it!

2. How did you become interested in writing?
I think my love of pretending, and acting out stories had a lot to do with it. I started writing "pretend letters" to some friends where we created imaginary families and picked a time in American history. Then we wrote letters to each other about our lives. Those first letters were short and rather boring when I look back at them, but the fun of pretending created a realization that I could pretend a story and write it down.

3. Is there any specific authors/books that have inspired you?
My favorite author is Isabella Alden, and yes, she has inspired me a lot in my writings. Her books were the first books I had read which didn't just "stick in" Christian ideas. It was a very real and important part of each story, yet they didn't preach. Her writings helped shape the way I write.

4. What was the first book that you published?
The first book I published was "Home Fires of the Great War." A large book of almost 500 pages. I've always been someone who has to start big and complicated. :P

5. How long did it take you to write it?
I spent 6 years researching and writing before that book was actually published. It was surreal to hold it in my hands for the first time.

6. What is the hardest part of writing for you? (character development, story line, etc.)
Hmm, the hardest part for me is probably . . . Well, I'm having a very hard time thinking of the hardest part. I've never had trouble with character development, the story line usually takes care of itself, the editing isn't too bad as I do it in small parts, I guess I'd have to say the hardest part is when the story is in the hands of my editors and I have to wait for it to be returned. By that time I'm usually so ready to get the book finished and into the hands of readers that I don't want to wait.

7. What’s the easiest part?
Starting a story. I love starting stories. Finishing them can get tricky as I often don't know what is going to happen until it does, but starting? Yep, I could write lots of story starters if anyone wants to finish them. :) I actually have several stories started that I've never finished. (Anyone want one to finish?)

8. Do you have a favorite time period that you like your stories to be set in?
Probably anytime after the Civil War and before now. I have always loved history, and when I get to create characters who "lived" back in American history, it's just exciting!

9. Are you currently working on a book? If so, when do you hope it will be done?
Yes, I am working on a book right now. The title at the moment is "Finding Joy" and I'm hoping it will be done by April. You can find my pinterest board for the story here where you can get a little glimpse of the story and the characters. I'm also working (now and then) on two other novels. Though I'd like to be able to give you a hopeful publishing date for them, I'd better not try. :)

10. What was your favorite book to write?

Oh, that's a hard question! I really enjoyed writing "Gift from the Storm" and "Through the Tunnel" because they wrote a lot of it themselves. But I've also enjoyed my Triple Creek Ranch series, especially book 4. ;) I don't think I could pick just one book. The writing of them was different for each in so many ways, but they probably all had their hard places and the times when the words just flew.

Thanks so much for doing this Rebekah!

To learn more about Rebekah and her books you can visit her website here.
You can purchase Rebekah's books from Amazon and Light of Faith Resources.


  1. This was such a wonderful interview! :D I really enjoyed it! Thank you both! :)

    1. I really enjoyed reading Rebekah's answers too. :)
      I'm so glad you enjoyed it as well, Faith! :D

  2. Thanks for inviting me, Rebekah!

    1. You're welcome, Rebekah! Thank you so much for being willing to do the interview! I really enjoyed it! :D
      I look forward to reading more of your books. :)