Becky Due – Author Interview

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Returning Injury is a suspense celebrating women’s strength.

Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better. With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives. But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison. Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength. But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?

Tell us something about yourself.

Like the main characters of my novels, I spent many years running from my life, looking for love, crying a little and laughing a lot along the journey of finding myself. Through writing, I found my passion. I am the author of several books and I’m currently working on my next novel. I’m happily married and live with my husband in Colorado, Florida and Alberta, Canada with our two “kids” Buddy the Cat and Shorty the Pug.

What inspired you to write this book?

I’ve wanted to write a suspense novel, so I decided to take on the issue of stalking. According to the news it seems that stalking is getting worse and nobody is safe including celebrities. Ivanka Trump, Kim Kardashian, David Letterman and ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews have been victims. A friend of mine has also been a victim of stalking and it is horrifying what they go through.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

Like my bio says, I spent years running from my life. It was nothing for me to hop on a Greyhound bus and go where ever it would take me. I wasn’t settled or content with my life. The one thing that gave me pleasure was writing. I felt safe and comfortable when I was writing stories. Sometimes the stories were about my own life and sometimes they were fiction. Eventually, I put my short stories together and created my first novel, The Gentlemen’s Club, A Story for All Women.

Today I’m settled because of my passion.

What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

The hardest part of writing is editing. I’m so thankful for my editor. She helps keep me on track with what works and what doesn’t.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?

I think I learn something new about myself with every novel I write.

From Returning Injury, I learned about the power of suspense. I was scared while I was writing this novel, but it was a lot of fun.

What are you reading now?

Right now I’m reading and rereading my next novel; I’m in the editing stages.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

I love variety. I can easily pick up a self-help book, biography or a novel in any genre. I enjoy Truman Capote, Richard Bach, Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks.

I like books that inspire me and make me a better person.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I’m working on my first romantic comedy novel. It is quite different from my other novels, and I’m having a blast. This novel, though still for women, is all about having fun and enjoying life to the fullest.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

It is tough, but if you want it, go for it… as with any dream.

For me, I can’t talk about my novels before they are finished. It takes away my passion for the story. So I would suggest avoid talking about it and just do it. With every goal you have, don’t talk the talk, walk the walk.

What are you doing to promote your latest book?

That’s a great question. I’ve made a lot of expensive mistakes in promoting my other novels, so with Returning Injury I’m going to work on Internet promotion to see how it goes. I’m doing a virtual book tour in May and June. But I’m finding that the best way to promote one novel is to write another novel, so that is what I’m working on.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

You can find me at:
www.BeckyDue.com
http://twitter.com/BeckyDue
http://www.facebook.com/BeckyDue