again: blog, website, amazon link.
Marie: How much and what kind of research did you do for Wayfarer?
Rebecca: Welsh faery folklore, UK train schedules, Ugandan folk music, security practices on the London Underground, the general appearance of the Kentish countryside, whether or not you can see the ocean from St. David's Cathedral... Just about everything that I touch upon in the book, even briefly, involved some kind of research. Much of it I did online or by borrowing books from my local library -- but the biggest help was when my husband and I flew to the UK in the fall of 2008 and spent ten days travelling by train and car through the south of England and into Wales. I was scribbling notes and snapping pictures all the way.
Marie: In an average week, how much time do you spend working on writing?
Rebecca: I generally work from 3 to 4 hours a day if I'm on a deadline -- or if that deadline is looming closer and the book's not finished yet, it might be closer to 5 or 6. But I also have author-type stuff to do that doesn't involve writing -- such as school visits and signings, answering fan mail, doing interviews, attending conferences, talking to my agent and my editor, and so on -- and I have to budget time for that as well. On the whole, I'd say it's close to thirty hours a week.
Marie: Can you tell us anything about a writing project you are working on?
Rebecca: My current book is ARROW, the third in my faery series. It follows on from the events of WAYFARER and takes place fairly soon after the end of that book; but the heroine comes from quite a different background than Knife or Linden did, and her experiences are quite different as well. It's a book about conscience and principle and integrity, and how hard it can be to maintain those things in the face of challenge and temptation... but it is also, like my other books, an adventure with plenty of danger and excitement and a touch of romance. It's scheduled to be published in the UK this coming January; I don't have a US publication date for it yet.
visit the others on the tour!
here are their websites/blogs:
Whispers of Dawn, The Book Cellar, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, KidzBookBuzz.com, Reading is My Superpower, Book Crumbs, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, A Christian Worldview of Fiction, Homeschool Book Buzz, Homespun Light, Book Review Maniac