Interview with Author Rachel Brookes
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1.) You are set to release your first novel Just Breathe this coming July, tell us about it.
Just Breathe is written from Savannah Rae’s pov. Savannah is Australian and has had a tragic upbringing which has seen her do some things that she isn’t proud of. Sav gets an opportunity to flee her past for a new start in Los Angeles. Just Breathe is a story of angst filled moments, trying to find a way to survive and overcome struggles while looking for new beginnings. Oh and two words… Tate Connors.
2.) What inspired you to write this book?
I think everyone has a moment in their life where they were shaken to the core and broken to the point that they think they will never be able to mend. A moment where everything is questioned and a decision needed to be made whether to sink or survive. I know I certainly have. Writing this book was very therapeutic and I mostly wanted to show people that through the darkest times, sunshine still shines brightly.
3.) You are from Australia, what is one of the most annoying questions you get when people learn where you are from?
I mostly find questions about Australia really funny. I get asked a lot about kangaroos, guys and my accent. I love talking about my country so questions are always welcomed. I might have to make a video and say a bunch of Aussie phrases one day. And yes I do say gday and mate on a daily basis. Because Sav is Australian, readers will learn a little about Australia.
4.) Who is your hottie of all hotties muse for your character Tate?
Ahhh Tate Connors. I had so much fun creating and writing his character. I didn’t actually have anyone in particular in mind. I could see him in my head but couldn’t find him if you know what I mean. I am leaning very closely towards Matt Lanter as an inspiration… it’s those eyes and that smirk. I am more excited to hear who people imagine as Tate.
5.) What is your favorite drink?
Alcoholic definitely a long island ice tea, non-alcoholic would have to be a white hot chocolate.
6.) Where do you see yourself in five years as a writer?
Hopefully still sitting in my apartment at 3pm and busily tapping away at my laptop and realizing I am still in my pj’s. I hope to be writing stories that people enjoy reading. I love to write and I have been writing in some form since I was young so no matter what I’ll always be doing it. I have a lot of ideas crammed into my head just begging to be unleashed onto the world.
7.) What book do you wish were a movie?
Anything of Abbi Glines, but if I had to pick one I would love to see Fallen Too Far.
8.) What is the title for your next book? And what would you like to tell us about it?
I am throwing around a couple of ideas for the title and it will definitely be in relation to Just Breathe. With Just Breathe the title popped into my head so I am expecting book two to do the same. The next book will continue where Just Breathe left off. It will wrap up the story of Savannah and Tate. I already know that I will shed tears when I type the end. I am really REALLY excited about book two. There are lots of twists and turns and of course more Australian awesomeness thrown in there. I love being able to write and use Australian words and phrases.
Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and the main ingredient hot guys. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and they are constantly writing together. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.
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