1. Tell us about your newest release.
"The Vanishing" is a Wonderland based story based on the works of Lewis Carroll. I used the poems "Jabberwocky" and "The Hunting of the Snark" as the main basis, but tried to keep the atmosphere the Wonderland we grew up wishing we could visit. It was a lot of fun to write.
2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
The word count was 10k or less, but I think I could have extended it into a novella or novel with little effort. Had a lot of fun making the characters and setting my own.
3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?
Not really. Unless you call addictive Pepsi drinking interesting ;)
4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
R.L. Stine, L.J. Smith, and Christopher Pike were influential in my youth into shaping the types of stories I enjoyed reading and writing. I picked up new genres, authors, and friends along the way. I can say Karen Marie Moning has been a huge influence in my life. I met so many friends and other authors through her message board, and I am not sure if I would be where I am otherwise.
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They've been very supportive.
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I am also a cover artist, which is a lot of fun. I like creative, artsy things. I make things, whether on a computer, in a notebook, a necklace, a bookmark, etc. Creativity makes me happy.
7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I am currently writing the third book in my satyr series, Satyr from the Shadows. It's Melancton's book, and takes a different approach to the myth of Apollo and Daphne.
8. How can readers connect with you online?
A bad day spins out of control when Cadence finds herself in the middle of the Tulgy Wood with a grinning cat who can vanish at will and a renown Wonderland hero in need of a companion to the Red Queen's court.
What happens when the hero who saved Wonderland from the destruction of the famed Jabberwock needs to find a worthy paramour before the Red Queen picks one for him? Devrel, the last of the Cheshire cats, has the perfect solution. He'll just pluck one from the human world and gift her to him for his un-birthday.
Realizing her friends were playing a joke on her, Cadence is heading home when she sees the cat smiling at her. Next thing she knows, she's in Wonderland and in the arms of a handsome man who thinks she's slightly unhinged upon meeting her. Intrigued by Gareth, Cadence makes an offer to act as his companion in exchange for his protection as they journey from the Tulgy Wood to the Red Kingdom—a simple solution which endangers both of their hearts as the castle looms in the distance.
"Devrel," the man called out. His forehead scrunched up, and she wondered what troubled such a handsome man so.
The grinning cat appeared on the man's shoulder, towering over him as he leaned down and answered, actually answered, with, "She's rather odd, isn't she?"
At this, Cadence lost it. She laughed, only to be forced into a fit of hysterical giggles when both the man and the cat glanced at each other and back at her.
"Mayhap I broke her," Devrel said, smile faltering ever so slightly as he reached down and swiped at the air in front of her face with huge paw.
The man sighed and shook his head. The hair falling over his forehead bounced with the movement. "Why did you bring her?"
He pinned Devrel with a glare.
The cat snickered. "I jest. It's what I do. As for the girl..." Devrel faced her again. "Let me fetch her some borogove feathers. We can mash them up to powder and have her drink them with tea. I believe she's befuddled."
Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera.
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