Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Welcome Guest: Rebecca Rose


Tell me five things I probably don’t know about and wouldn't guess.

Five things, eh?

1) I'm actually a pretty shy person. Most wouldn't think so by looking at me, I did have purple hair last year. But being the center of attention is nerve racking! I breakout in hives.

2) I cry very easily. My poor husband and kids hate it! We'll be watching something and I'll be balling my eyes out. I cried during the beginning of the new Star Trek movie, Lord of the Rings, and a 911 recording that had a little girl calling for her father who was having chest pains. She was worried that the paramedics would show up and she'd still be in her PJ's. :) Going to the movies with me can be an awful experience because of this!

3) After a 40 foot tree fell on our home I learned how to do roofing. Nope, didn't like it! I can and have done some plumbing and electrical. You could say we live in the Money Pit! My Pepere used to comment that I was a boy trapped in a girls body because I've never minded getting my hands dirty. I loved going down and helping him in his work shop.

4) I broke my right forearm changing the alternator on my Explorer. (I'd replaced it twice before this and twice after.) The crowbar slipped and my arm flew up hitting the hook under the hood. I wrote my third novel with only my left arm! I'm actually pretty proud of this. I've also changed clutches, radiators, done tuneups, batteries, tires, wiper, just about everything. I find it fascinating to take it all apart and put it back together again.... especially when it works. ;)

5) I never wanted to have children. I'm fiercely independent and need a lot of space. After finding out we were having our first I cried for two weeks then bucked up. Our three kids are the best thing to happen to me. They're my inspiration, hope, and laughter. I believe Fate knew I needed them. I love going to the school activities, car pooling, baking with them, making breakfast.... the list goes on and on. If someone had told me 15 years ago I'd be the "Mommy Mom" I would have thought they were crazy. Even my friends from back then say, "Really? WOW!"

Finish this sentence: My most embarrassing moment was _________

My most embarrassing moment was at Open House with tons of people around. My five year old, and the child my parents wished upon me, announced that he can turn off the "Dinnng Donng". He always has to sing, ding dong. So, I told him that it was cool he learned how the door bell turns on and off. (Meanwhile, in the back of my head I'm dreading what I'm sure is going to come out of his mouth next.)

"No Mom! I can turn off the dinnng donng while I'm going tinkle!"

I looked to the side of me and to my husband for help and support; he was gone. LOL

3) Write me a paragraph using the following three words: Grumpy, Shower, Driving

True story! One day I was out doing errands with the cretins. The morning had started rough for me without a shower, coffee, and little patients for other drivers on the road. We had just stopped at the hardware store then Staples, and some other random place that I can't remember. It was lunch time and I decided that seeing everyone was getting grumpy with each other, we'd get a bite to eat. So after we ordered our food and everyone decided where to sit, we ate. Things seemed to be looking up because we were all joking with each other and having a good time. It was later at a stop light that I realized my cup of soda was missing. I inquired about it and we all agreed that I had it when we came out of the restaurant but now it was missing. As I began driving to the next light my oldest looked at me and said, "Did you ever take it down from on top of the car after you strapped Jack in?" At the next red light I reached my arm up and took the drink down from the roof. I'll never live that down!

Once Rebecca Rose picked up her first romance novel she knew her destiny was typed on those pages. She lives to find romance in ordinary life doing everyday things, by believing you just need to be conscious enough to look for it. While being slightly dyslexic has created some challenges for her, she feels compelled to write about the characters living in her head.

Divine Turmoil was her first adventure in writing novel length stories. After finishing this work of love, inspired by the death of her Grandmother, she felt the need to find out what happened to the other characters in the novel. And a series was born.

This started a new and exciting life for Rebecca and her family who live in Western Massachusetts with their three tenacious children, deaf dog Max, and three cats Enzo, Snowball (who’s all black), and a very lazy Maine Coon named, Murphy’s Law. She’s also had numerous short tales published with her hometown magazine.

Reading was, and still is, an enjoyment that her whole family takes pleasure in. It is the only time the house is quiet, unless the family has gone hiking. Otherwise, Guitar Hero guarantees their home is never dull.

Rebecca is always delighted to hear from her reader. You can e-mail her at

The second novel in the 'Divine Series', Divine Redemption, will be coming out later this year!



Diane Craver said...

Hi Rebecca,

Glad you had 3 kids then - great how you didn't want to have any but now can't imagine not having them.

Fun and refreshing interview, Marianne and Rebecca - thank you!

I love your book cover. Hope you sell tons of books!

Brandy said...

I wish I were as competent as you! Wow! Great interview!

Rebecca Rose said...

Thanks so much for coming by! This was a fun interview. :)