Interview and Giveaway with Rebecca McKinnon

Hi guys!

As part of the Cantrip blog tour, author Rebecca McKinnon has ever so kindly agreed to call by and answer a few questions! Stick by and there is a giveaway at the bottom!

Hi Rebecca, thanks for joining us today,
Hi, Jade! Thanks for having me.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
You had to start with the hardest question? Talking about myself has never been easy. I’m a stay-at-home mother of 3, which means time for doing the things I most enjoy (like writing) is limited. A number of acquaintances were surprised to learn I’m a writer, since my educational background is as a classical musician. I read more than I should, and the scent of old books is more of an allure even than chocolate.

And a little about your books?
The Refuge Trilogy is primarily a love story. The first book forces Narissa to choose between her first romantic love and the love she has for her sister. In the second book, that theme is still present, although the romantic relationship has changed somewhat.
How did you come up with the plot for Annexed?
After a night of being awake for hours with my two small boys, I got a few minutes of sleep. When I awakened, the story was there in my head. It wouldn’t leave me alone, so I decided to write it down. I’ve changed some things, and added others, but the main gist of the story stuck.

If Annexed was made into a movie, who would make up your dream cast?
Wow. I don’t know how to answer this one. I’m terrible at remembering the names of actors! I guess all I can say is that I’d want actors who weren’t too well-known. Also, as much as I love the way my characters “look” in the books, it would be more important to me to have really good actors than to have people who exactly match my descriptions of the characters.

What was the first story that you ever wrote?
Honestly, I don’t remember. I’ve always enjoyed writing—except when it was an assignment for school—but most of the things I’ve written fell by the wayside to never be finished.

If you could dine with any book character, who would you pick?
I’d have to choose Will Stanton from The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper. He’s been one of my best friends for nearly 25 years.

Are you currently working on any other projects?
My biggest project right now is rewriting and editing the third book of The Refuge Trilogy. I’ve also made a start on two other projects: one is based on a little-known fairytale. The other is much more epic in my mind. I plan to make this one my next main focus.

Thanks for answering my questions, do you have anything else you'd like to say?
Thanks again for letting me stop by. To celebrate the release of Cantrip, the ebook editions of the first installment of the trilogy, Annexed, will be FREE through the end of December. Enjoy!

Annexed can be found FREE here

To celebrate the release of Cantrip, Rebecca is kindly giving away one copy to a lucky winner (ISN'T SHE AWESOME!) and because I want everybody to have the chance to read it, the giveaway is pretty simple!
  • The giveaway is international
  • The giveaway will end 12th December at Midnight GMT
  • Following is NOT necessary but you can receive an extra entry if you follow.
  • Extra entries are available for spreading the word
  • Don't worry if you haven't read the first one yet, Annexed can be found FREE here

1 comment

  1. This is a great read. I love the story and the author is great with detail!


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