Interview with Rebekah Weatherspoon

Posted: 11/05/2016 in Author Interview
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Today we have a interview with one of my favourite authors, the lovely Rebekah Weatherspoon (who is an absolute gem both online and offline). She has recently released the second book in her Sugar Baby Novella series, So Right.

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BP:Tell us about yourself and your background.

RW: You know, I’m just a girl who lives in LA and watches way too much television. I’m originally from New Hampshire by way of Massachusetts though.

BP:Who is your ideal audience(s) and why should they read your books?

RW: I don’t really have an ideal audience. I’m happy when anyone enjoys my books. People should read my books if they want to be entertained by a wide variety of heroines. You’ll get a good laugh or two while you’re at it.

BP:Out of all the books you’ve written who is/are your favourite character(s) and why?
RW: That’s really hard. I like all of my characters and usually I love the character I’m working on at the moment the most. I love Moreland from my vampire series as much as I love Suzy and Holly from AT HER FEET.
BP:Do you have any talents or hobbies? If so, what are they?

RW: I’ve heard I write decent books. I can also eat a whole large pizza in one sitting. I like to cross stitch, but I haven’t done it over a year.

BP: You write a LOT of BDSM romance books. How much research do you actually do for them?
RW: That’s tough too. I know a lot about BDSM. A lot of that didn’t come from research.
(Blow Pop’s note: As a person in the BDSM/kink scene I can verify that this is a question you don’t ask for elaboration on unless you know the person well and you don’t publicly put that kind of stuff all over the net without their permission. Hence my lack of elaboration for this question. For those with questions about the scene, feel free to email me and I can do my best to either answer or direct you to places with answers from people more knowledgeable than I am and do NOT harass this lovely author about her answer.)
BP:Looking back on your work, how do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
RW: I think I’ve found my voice in the last 2 years. I like writing romantic comedies and making readers laugh and feel good. I was writing a bit darker when I started out and that just wasnt working for me.
BP:What are your thoughts on authors reading reviews on their own books?

RW: I read all of my reviews (the ones I see anyway) and learn something each of them. If you can read a bad review and not freak out, I say read your reviews.

BP:What are your thoughts on people who think that if someone has a negative opinion about a book that they shouldn’t post the review?

RW: I think that’s silly. Books are art and all art is open to criticism the moment you put it out there. Bad reviews draw just as much attention if not more than good reviews. If something’s not working for you, you’re well within your right to say that.

BP: How is life different for you on the West Coast of the U.S. than it was when you were living on the East Coast of the U.S.?

RW: I miss trees and grass and rain. Mexican and Korean food here is better. I miss Chinese, Italian and Greek food on the East Coast.

BP:Were you always a reader/writer (like from childhood) or did those come later in life? and if so when?
RW: I wasnt much of reader. I was more into art. I drew a lot and was obsessed with nail art. I only read a handful of books for pleasure growing up. I didn’t start reading for pleasure seriously until after I graduated from college.

Bio:

Unofficial Bio: I love to dance.

Official Bio: After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. She’s worked in various positions from library assistant, meter maid, middle school teacher, B movie production assistant, reality show crew chauffeur, D movie producer, and her most fulfilling job to date, lube and harness specialist at an erotic boutique in West Hollywood.

Her interests include Wonder Woman collectibles, cookies, cheesy pop music, football, American muscle cars, large breed dogs, PBS documentaries, cartoons, naps, and the ocean. If given the chance, she will cheat at UNO. She was raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California with her favorite human and their animal babies.

Her BDSM romance At Her Feet won the Golden Crown Literary Award for erotic lesbian fiction. Her novella FIT (#1 in the FIT Trilogy) won the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Erotica Novella and most recently SATED (#3 in the FIT Trilogy) was nominated for the the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Digital Erotic Romance.

Rebekah is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary Agency.

Rebekah Weatherspoon can be found at her website, her twitter account, at women of color in romance, or the woc in romance twitter account.

And you can find the books I’ve read and reviewed of hers here (though I own ALL of her books, I haven’t finished reading all of them, but what I have read is absolutely fantastic and leaves me wanting for more of her delicious words and worlds and she’s DEFINITELY worth your money).

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Comments
  1. Chasia Lloyd says:

    Loooove this interview! And I adore Rebekah Weatherspoon’s books too and am always in awe of the work she does in promoting women of color in Romancelandia. :D

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