Rachel Rueben went to school to become an administrative assistant but instead, wound up an author. In her defense, she tried freelance writing, virtual assisting, and blogging to pay the bills, but creating worlds was her one and only passion.
This past summer, Rachel entered the sacred order of authorhood with the release of her first novel “Hag” which made it to #10 on the Amazon’s Women’s and Girl’s Literature list.
To find out what Rachel is up to you can check out her new site at: http://www.rachelrueben.com
A little Q & A with WRITE STAR Rachel:
1. What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
My favorite chapter was chapter 8 because it was the part where my heroine has to accept her new life as a vampire.
2. What old/new author has garnered your attention the most?
I would say Mark Twain he was simple and honest in his work. He taught without preaching down to the reader.
3. Which author do you feel your stories are most like?
I have no clue, I would like to believe my work is a culmination of all the books I’ve read.
4. Did you learn anything from writing your book(s) and what was it?
I learned to not force things and definitely not to chase trends.
5. What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?
Yes, I generally write in the morning and afternoon. I also make sure all my chores and errands are done before I begin. I don’t want any excuses .
6. Tell me about your muse?
My muse is a funny little creature that likes to wake me up in the middle of the night with the darndest stories. And when I’m wide awake she loses the ability to speak.
7. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
My book was an abandoned work, a starter novel if you will. So the hard part was picking up the pieces and reworking the project.
8. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Yeah, this takes time as with any other career, you need to learn, practice and even explore. Also, the business aspect is just as important as the artistic part.
9. Are there certain characters you would like to work with again, or a theme/idea you’d love to work with?
I would love to work with Apollonia, she was probably one of the most outrageous characters I’ve ever dreamed up. I would like to go into her past and see what made her what she is in Eternal Bond.
10. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
The toughest criticism was when someone called me an amateur which I was at the time, but what surprised me most was that it came from another author. Needless to say, I was disappointed that someone felt the need to do that.
The best compliment was when someone said they loved my book so much that they wanted to give it to their daughter.
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I interviewed with each one these amazing authors.
Check out their blogs to learn more about me.
Dellani Oakes: http://writersanctuary.blogspot.com/
Kristen Duvall: http://www.kristenduvall.com/blog.html
Ruth Davis Hays: http://jorthusbooks.wordpress.com/
Juli Morgan: www.julipagemorgan.com/blog
Karen Vaughan: www.karenwritesmurder.wordpress.com
Karina Gioertz: www.friedgatortail.wordpress.com
Thanks Steph for the interview, I’m so glad you joined us on this crazy tour. I learned a whole lot which, I no doubt, will write about.
It was a pleasure Rachel. Happy to post. Can’t wait to read Eternal Bond. This hop was fun. We seem to have a lot in common. 🙂
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Those were great questions! What a fun interview!