Today we have the lovely Rebekah DeVall stopping by to tell us a little bit about herself and her newest release, Iron Core, the introduction to a gritty serial which is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Rebekah DeVall prides herself on being the girl who wrote 200,000 words in 21 days. She’s a Christian author with a penchant for killing characters and a love for writing real female protagonists described as “the example of a Christian hero that young readers need to see”.
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Now, some questions for Rebekah!
- Why do you like to write stories?
I like to write stories because I love to live vicariously. I love to explore lives outside my own and dig deep into themes and issues that I’ll never experience in my life. There’s something special about digging deep and touching topics that many people are afraid to touch.
- If you could spend a day with one of your characters, who would it be and why? What would you do together?
I would probably spend the day with Erec, the mentor character in Iron Core. I feel like he’d have so much wisdom to share. But knowing him, I’d probably also end up miles underground in the prison where he works, so I doubt this would be a good idea.
- Would you want to live in your story world? Tell us why or why not.
OF COURSE! I’d love to experience the world alongside Lunetta, my main character. She’s so naïve in so many ways that it would be a pleasure to follow her around and just watch the delight in her eyes.
- Can you recommend any authors/books that have inspired you and your style of writing?
Hope Ann, the author of the Legends of Light series was the first to make me realize that Christians can write other things that aren’t strictly Christian fiction.
AnnMarie Pavese, author of So Sang the Dawn, taught me how to feel things in my writing and make my readers feel it too.
The Bible actually inspired the original plot of this story! There was a prophet in the Old Testament that, when he refused to lie to please the king, was locked up in a pit in the ground. While a lot of the elements didn’t stay in this story, the underground dungeon certainly did!
- Can you share one lesson you have learned from your writing with your readers?
Do it afraid.
- If your writing style could be compared to weather, what would it be?
I’m a thunderstorm writer. My writing is the kind that shakes the earth and thunders in your ears. And as my friend Annie says, “there’s lots of random lightning strikes and lots of people die.”
BONUS: You come face to face with a dragon…what do you do?
I’d like to say I’d have the bravery to be like Hiccup and reach my hand up to it – but I’d probably freak out and pass out.
Iron Core Blurb:
Everything will be okay.
Deep in Brancaleone, a prison carved from the mountainside, eighteen-year-old Lunetta plans her escape. Raised behind iron bars, all she wants is freedom – and to take her mother with her.