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New Year Blog Tour-Third Stop-Rebekah Lyn

January 25, 2013

I hope you all are staying warm and well as many are experiencing below zero temperatures and the flu seems to be hitting hard! It is a great time to curl up in a cozy blanket and read a great book. My guest today is Rebekah Lyn! Welcome, Rebekah! Thanks for joining me on this tour!

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  1. What is your genre of choice? Why did you choose this genre?

I write Christian fiction with stories that reflect real life experiences. When I started my first novel I was angry about my job and searching for a way to change my life so I don’t know that I chose the genre, but more that the genre chose me.

  1. What are you working on now?

I am currently working on my 4th novel, the 2nd in my Coastal Chronicles series, which are stand alone stories all set in coastal communities. Tentatively titled, Jessie, this book centers around the life of a teenage boy on Florida’s Space Coast. Set in the mid-fifties to sixties, the development of the US Space Program plays a large role in this coming of age story.

  1. If you have published something, tell us about it.

I have two books out the Seasons of Faith Series- Summer Storms and Winter’s End. Set in Orlando, they tell the stories of six young professionals facing grief, love, career challenges, murder, and God’s saving grace. Julianne is the first is the Coastal Chronicles following a well connected young woman, determined to establish a career based on her own merit.

  1. Who is your favorite author in your genre? Why?

Terri Blackstock is my favorite Christian writer. The Cape Refuge Series were the first Christian books I read that felt realistic. They show that even those who believe in Christ have daily struggles, we aren’t perfect, but that is okay. We don’t become perfect simply because we have given our lives to God, but we do become more aware of our failings, feel remorse for them, and strive to become more like the example Jesus set for us. That is what I want to portray in my books as well.

  1. How did you get started writing?

I have always created stories in my head and dreamed of far away places. I think I wrote my first story when I was about 10. I had a wonderful creative writing teacher in high school and loved writing term papers all through college. I have numerous stories that I never finished, but several years ago I decided to get serious about my writing and see what would happen if I could complete just one book. The sense of accomplishment was invigorating and before long I was working on another book. If I had more free time I would probably be writing three books a year.

  1. Do you have a quote that keeps you going?

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

-Philippians 1:6

  1. What is the message you want people to get from your current work or work-in-progress?

I really fly by the seat of my pants when I write. My current work is probably the most structured piece I have done, mainly because there are so many historical aspects to it that I needed to research in advance so that I could have an accurate timeline. My stories usually begin with the kernel of an idea, which develops a little more every time I sit down at the computer. With Jessie, there is a story of bitterness, how it can destroy lives and how it can be overcome.

  1. Do your stories come more from your own experiences or from observation of others?

I draw on both my own experiences and those I have observed in my close friends, family, or even just the world at large.

  1. Anything you would like to share with us about you and/or your writing?

I’m not married, but I am in a love-hate relationship with my characters. I love entering their worlds and getting lost for hours on end, but it can be tough at times when they do things I don’t expect or they refuse to come out and play. Ultimately, writing allows the work of my hands to be the work of my heart.

10. In your best dream, where would you like to be? This doesn’t have to be related to your writing.

When I visited Venice, Italy in 2000, I fell in love. I dream about being able to go there and rent a villa for several months to finish another book I have started.

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Social Media Links

Amazon Page

Julianne Available at



Barnes and Noble


Available on Kobo, Diesel, iTunes, Kindle, and Nook

Summer Storms Available at



Barnes and Noble


Available on Kobo, Diesel, iTunes, Kindle, and Nook

Winter’s End Available at

Create Space:


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Available on Kobo, Diesel, iTunes, Kindle, and Nook


  1. Nice interview. Thanks.

  2. Great interview, Rebekah 🙂

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