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May 12, 2014

Meet Rebekkah Ford

by Donna Huber

Where did you grow up/live now?

I was born in Ohio, but grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Eight years ago my husband and I moved to rural North Dakota, and we love it here.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

A writer.

Do you have kids? pets?

I don’t have kids. I can’t have them, but I do have a cat. He’s my four legged kid. 

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

As long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a writer.

Where and when do you best like to write? 

I like to write in my little office at home. I love to write when it’s dark and gloomy outside. However, to be honest, I love to write every chance I get.

Do you have any interesting writing habits or superstitions? 


When you are struggling to write/have writer’s block, what are some ways that help you find your creative muse again? 

I walk away from it and read a book. That always helps me. 

What do you think makes a good story? 

The characters and plot.

What inspired your Beyond the Eyes series? 

Dark Spirits
My fascination with the paranormal world, my love of history and questions I have that cannot be answered. The what ifs. What if there are soulless people walking among societies and malevolent beings are possessing them? Is that why there are evil people in our world?

How does a new story idea come to you? Is it an event that sparks the plot or a character speaking to you? 

It just comes to me out of nowhere. I do have characters who surprise me and sometimes forces me to bend the story to fit their agenda. If that makes sense. 

What was your greatest challenge in writing this series? 

Facing my fear of ridicule. 

On a Friday night, what are you most likely to be doing? 

Every Friday night is date night with my husband. When we come home, if it’s not too late, I’ll get on Facebook and visit with my street team. I’ll also check my emails. I get a lot of them.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 

I love to read, watch my favorite TV shows, take walks with my husband, go out to eat, and take short road trips.

Who are some of your favorite authors? 

George Orwell, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, and Stephen King.

What's the best writing advice you have ever received? 

Don’t edit while you’re writing your story. Get the story written. Rough drafts are always crap. You’ll have plenty of time to polish it up. Just. Get. The. Story. Written.

What was your favorite book as a child? 

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. I still have the book by the way. 

What is the one book no writer should be without? 

A thesaurus.

How does your spouse/significant other/friends/family feel about your writing career? 

They think it’s awesome and are blown away by it. They can’t fathom how I can sit for like ten hours and write a story.

If your book was turned into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters? 

They would be unknown actors. 

About the Author:
Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator’s League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy.
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  1. great interview I have read all of her books and loved them all so looking forward to the next

  2. Great questions! I await Rebekkah's newest book, and not patiently ;)