Author Interview Rebecca’s Initiation
I’m hosting an interview today with Gary Green, author of YA fantasy “Rebecca’s Initiation”. Welcome!
- When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I had flirted with the idea of writing for fun and profit since high school. I didn’t get serious about it until I retired. I thought, “If I’m ever going to do it, now is the time.”
- What inspired you to write “Rebecca’s Initiation?”
It’s just one of many stories I have had rattling around in my head for years.
- What is your editing process like?
My first two books, which were non-fiction, were published by SBPRA and edited by them. Truthfully, they didn’t change much. So, when I decided to go independent with my fiction I went a different route. I edit as I go, re-reading and editing every day. Then I have several beta-readers. I know that is not how it is supposed to work. I do the best I can with what I have.
- Who is your favorite character from you book?
That would have to be Pip. He seems to be everyone’s favorite. I like him because he tries to bring joy wherever he goes.
- Did you set any writing goals for 2015? Did you meet any so far?
Yes. I met all of them. My goals were to publish “The Mindful Lifestyle”—check; publish “Rebecca’s Initiation”—check; publish “Rebecca’s Destiny”—check.
- Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
I am working on the third book in the Redemption series, “Rebecca’s Coronation”. The story that begins in “Rebecca’s Initiation” and continues in “Rebecca’s Destiny”, reaches a big climax in “Rebecca’s Coronation”. I haven’t decided yet if the series will continue after that or remain a trilogy.
About the Book
Author: Gary Green
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rebecca’s Initiation is a fast paced fantasy adventure about a young girl who loses her mother in a car accident and has to go live with her grandmother. Her grandmother, Naomi, is an extraordinary woman who lets Rebecca in on her secret and initiates her into a world of magic populated with fairies, gnomes, elves and a dragon. Rebecca soon learns that her mother’s death was not an accident and that she was the intended victim. An ancient god has marked her for death and without the help of her new magical friends she is doomed. She has to learn how to defend herself—and learn fast. Rebecca’s Initiation will keep you guessing from beginning to end.
It has been a long journey from depressed, lonely and alcoholic farm-boy to internationally known, award winning author. Using insight he gained from his own struggle he helped hundreds of individuals move from misery to joy during the many years he worked in the human services field. During his journey he also taught many other care-givers how to improve their ability to help others.
During this time he became a practiced listener and a good story teller.
Now he divides his time between his small farm and writing inspiring and educational books.
His writings have helped many learn the skills needed to:
- Reduce feelings of worthlessness and isolation
- Increase feelings of happiness
- Conquer addictions
- Reach new levels of spiritual understanding
- Improve relationships
- Find hope
He has long lived by the motto “Inspire Joyful Sanity”. So, what the heck does that mean? Well, the inspire part is obvious. His definition of sanity is to understand and accept the universe and the rules that make it work. The joyful part refers to the idea that joy is the default state of the human mind. The idea is that as you understand and accept the rules of the universe you remove the barriers to being in a joyful state. His goal is to inspire joyful sanity in himself and others.
His first books were inspirational self-help. However, all his life he has been a fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Rebecca’s Initiation is his first attempt at writing fiction and the first of a planned series called Redemption.
my website: https://authorgarygreen.wordpress.com/