Hey guys! Remember a couple weeks ago, when I posted Cover Reveal: The Princess and I!!?
Well, today is RELEASE DAY!!
To celebrate, here is a general overview of the book, as well as an author interview! (A book review is coming out soon as well!!
So….let’s start off with the beautiful cover, in case you forgot.
Megan is content with her life, despite her parents’ death and her brother Malcolm’s job that keeps him busy at the King’s castle. But when she is offered the position as Princess Christine’s lady-in-waiting, Megan is glad of the change in scenery and accepts it with the hope that she can spend more time with her brother. The promise from Malcolm of lessons in swordsmanship only adds to her enthusiasm.
However, helping keep an eye on the emotional and excitable young lady proves to be much harder than becoming her friend. As rumors of war circulate the castle, Megan strives to encourage her new friend even as she tries to settle the doubts and fears in her own heart when her responsibility in protecting the Princess is put to the test. Follow the unwanted adventure which serves to teach her that loyal friendship, true love, and God’s amazing grace will always triumph over revenge, greed, and hate.
(so um…I was only allowed 5 questions? So like, y’all have to check out the other interviews to find out other things? Like Rebekah didn’t make stalking The Princess and I easy? Like what is this world?)
Me: What inspired you to write The Princess and I? Did you have any particular stories that you pulled from?
Rebekah: My love of all things Medieval. I’ve always loved the old fairy tales with princes and princesses, kings and queens, and knights and ladies. There wasn’t any story in particular that I pulled from, but I did draw a lot from the old stories in general as well as Medieval history. 🙂
Me: What were some of the challenges you faced while writing? What got you through them?
Rebekah: I see what you’re doing…you’re sneaking extra questions in, aren’t you? 😛 Well, I’ll let it go THIS time.
Some of the challenges I faced while writing included technical issues, writer’s block, procrastination (hey, it happens to the best of us ;), and lack of inspiration. What got me through them? Well, having a dad that computers love helped for the technical stuff. For the writer’s block I worked on another story briefly and talked to myself in the shower until I came up with a new scene. ;P When I procrastinated, well, that was my own fault and I just had to make myself sit down behind my computer and WRITE. The lack of inspiration caused me to take a step back and take a break for a couple days while I listened to music, scrolled through Pinterest, and read some books. And BOOM I was inspired again. 😉
Me: Is there a section that you’re particularly fond of? Can you share? 🙂
Rebekah: Well, so the scene that’s my FAVORITE contains the biggest plot spoiler in the entire book. So, no, I can’t share that one with you. 😉 I really loved the whole ending of my book too…but again, spoilers. Guess you’ll just have to buy my book. 😛
Me: What’s your favorite/ideal writing setting? Any drinks/food/people/music that you need?
Rebekah: A quiet, sunlit room, sitting in the corner of our couch, on my bed, or at my desk. A mug of something hot nearby, and maybe some fruit or crackers on a plate. Preferably no people (I’m very social, so having people nearby would seriously distract me) and no internet access (because…procrastination. ‘Nough said.) I’d definitely have music going as long as it doesn’t have and singing in it. Preferably movie soundtrack.
About the Author
Rebekah grew up surrounded by family members who appreciated and read good literature. First, she fell in love with the stories her parents read aloud to her from the Bible and books like The Chronicles of Narnia, Great Expectations, The Hobbit, and Anne of Green Gables. After learning to read on her own, she discovered other fantastic books which helped to build her ever growing imagination.
She completed her first written work at the tender age of eight and now uses it to humble herself whenever the need arises. The story did serve to show her that God had given her a desire to write, however, and from that moment on Rebekah has never looked back or regretted picking up her pencil and becoming an author.
This eighteen-year-old homeschool graduate lives in rainy Western Washington and is currently working on receiving her BA in English in order to further her passion for creating worlds on paper.
Blog link: http://4rmeddy.blogspot.com/
Google+ link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101959924522864159924
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14228138.Rebekah_Eddy
Pinterest link: https://www.pinterest.com/4rmeddy/
So, there’s that! Go check out Rebekah’s blog (up above) for the rest of the blog tour/release day party stuffs, and look for a review for The Princess and I coming soon!