Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin: Interview


Welcome!  Thanks for coming by! When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?

I write in the morning while I’m fresh! At the end of the day after kid wrangling my brain is fuzzy and needs wine. But I do get my best ideas right when I’m falling asleep at midnight. And of course, I have to write them down or I can’t sleep!

Does your significant other read your stuff?

Always! It usually takes some nudging, some meaningful looks then I outright threaten him. But he does read them and his advice is always great.

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

Funnily enough they’d be set in a small town called Ashford. They’d be about the things that drive people, and the usual drama of life and love and what it means to find your way in the world. (This is a very big hint!)

Plotter or Pantser? Why?

I so want to be a plotter but I’m just not! I find it like maths! Like graphs or equations and it just makes me die a little inside! I prefer to make a few notes when an idea springs to mind, and just let the characters take over!

Tell us about your family.

I have five year old twin boys who are just the funniest kids around. They’re a bit cuckoo, very hyper, and have learnt the word ‘Whatever’ already. My partner and I have been together for a billion years, and I think, we make a pretty good team.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

I tried the other day! No! I can’t. I end up typing the lyrics. I do listen to music before I write sometimes to get me in the zone for the story, but usually I’m as dull as dishwater, the only sound you hear is the crunching of chocolate. Oops.

Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe
Rebecca Raisin

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Carina UK (Harlequin)
Date of Publication:  November 12th 2013
Number of pages: 52
Word Count: 17, 750
Cover Artist: Carina UK
Amazon US             Amazon UK  

Book Description: 
Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.

But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!
Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. 
This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been widely published in various short story anthologies, and in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance. The only downfall about writing about gorgeous men who have brains as well as brawn, is falling in love with them – just as well they’re fictional. Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly, believe in true love.


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