Today I have the pleasure of introducing Rebekah Louise to the blog! She is a romantic comedy author who enjoys writing novella’s and short stories. Her latest release is Bullet Proposal. I’ve read it and it had me glued from start to end. Its a must have for Valentines if you’re looking for something short and funny. So here she is to tell us about it and how she got started as a romcom author. Hello Rebekah and welcome.
What is your book about?
My book ‘The Bulletproof Proposal’ is a story about Lisa. Lisa has been waiting for her boyfriend of five years to propose to her. When he doesn’t, she decides to take matters into her own hands and plans her own wedding.
I wanted the book to be light, funny and to show women that if they want something in life it’s okay to go out there to try to make it happen (Although I’m not sure I would have made the same decisions as Lisa).
What inspired the idea for your novelette?
A close friend of mine was waiting for her partner to propose. During one of our conversations where she shared that she was fed up of waiting, I thought about what I would do in that situation. That set me thinking about a ‘wanna be bride’ who takes matters into her own hands and the complications that may occur as a result.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Putting myself into Lisa’s shoes and creating a bridezilla.
What did you research the most while writing this book?
I took some inspiration for wedding ideas from Pinterest and incorporated some of the lovely wedding dress, decoration and venue themes and designs into Lisa’s planning. If you would like to these can be viewed on my Pinterest board. I also used memories and details from planning my own wedding seven years ago.
For those who have not discovered your novelette, how would you describe it to get them interested?
I love writing short stories for those of us that don’t have the time to read a full length novel but want the fix of a chick lit book. ‘The Bulletproof Proposal’ is fun, lighthearted and comical in places. I hope readers find it as an easy read that they can unwind to.
What inspired you to want to be a writer?
I think it was my love of reading. I enjoyed reading stories and I wanted to create a book. When people tell me that they have enjoyed a story of mine that also encourages me write.
Who’s your favourite character arc of all time, fiction/or onscreen and why?
Oh gosh, that’s a big question. There are a few I could name. As it’s just been Christmas I’ll pick George Bailey who is the main character in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The reason I have chosen George is because the life lesson he was taught by his guardian angel is an important one for us all. It is a reminder that we all have a role to play in life and that our actions influence and affect others. It is both a comforting and humbling reality.
What do you think makes the best character arc?
A character that the reader or viewer builds a connection with during the story. This connection then leads the individual to reflect and assess their own thoughts, lifestyle and choices. This can be a extremely powerful and moving experience.
Are you working on anything new at the moment?
I’m currently in the process of writing one or two short stories that I hope to publish in magazines. I am also making notes for a future book, which will be inspired and based around my trip to America a couple of months ago.
Thank you for your time Rebekah. Below are some links where you can find out more about this author.
Rebekah Louise is 33 and lives in Worcestershire with her husband and young son. When she is not busy chasing her son around or writing, she enjoys reading, Yoga and spending time with family and friends preferably in cafes sampling the coffees and cakes.
Author blog: https://www.rebekahlouiseauthor.co.uk
Book Linker: myBook.to/TheBulletProofProposal