Interview: Becky Due

Becky Due, like the main characters of her novels, spent many years running from her life, looking for love, crying a little and laughing a lot along the journey of finding herself. Through writing, Due found her passion. She is the author of The Gentlemen’s Club: A Story for All Women, Touchable Love, An Untraditional Love Story, Blue the Bird, On Flying, and Returning Injury and is currently working on her next novel. Happily married she and Scott live in Colorado, Florida and Alberta, Canada with their two “kids” Buddy the Cat and Shorty the Pug. You can download her novels free at www.BeckyDue.com and join her on Facebook at http://facebook.com/BeckyDue or Twitter.

Enjoy this interview.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been writing?

I moved around a lot. Like my bio says, I spent many years running from my life. I had no problem jumping on a Greyhound bus and going wherever it would take me. I feel at home in Minnesota and Colorado, but wherever I have family and friends, that’s where I’m from.

Today, I’m settled and happy in my life and my career as an author. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Like most writers, I started writing poetry, songs, short stories and lists. I like the act of putting pen to paper and writing down what matters.

Tell us about your latest book. What do you hope readers take away from it?

My latest novel is Returning Injury, 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?

There is a lot going on in this suspense novel, including a love story. I hope my readers finish the book feeling inspired, motivated, and crazy in love with their lives.

Share some of your writing goals. What’s next for you?

I am excited about my next novel; it is a romantic comedy, and I have had a blast writing it. I will continue to write novels for women… and keep my fingers crossed for a movie deal.

What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?

Illusions. I still have my first copy though it’s torn and falling apart. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite book. My husband bought a little silver ring from Tiffany’s for me on our first date. I’m such a romantic that I knew it was a sign that he was the one. And I was right; he was and still is the one.

Favorite authors?

Of course, Richard Bach and Truman Capote. I enjoy the work of Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks.

Book you’re currently reading?

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

Any type of writing ritual you have?

No, I have no rituals. I write whenever and wherever I feel inspiration or have the time. I have Word To Go on my phone, so I can take notes or write complete chapters while I’m on the go. I love it.

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, how did you get past it? If not, why not?

I have never experienced writer’s block, so I’m not sure I believe in it. I think we can all get stuck or feel unmotivated at times, but that’s life. We have to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and carry on.

In your opinion, what’s the measure of a successful writer?

I believe a happy writer is a successful writer.

Advice for other writers?

It’s tough, but if you want it, go for it… as with anything.

Where can we learn more about you?

You can find me and my novels at www.BeckyDue.com.

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