Thank you so much for stopping by today’s author spotlight with Becca Burton. Today we will learn a little bit about Becca as an author and get a sneak peak into her newest book Something Like a Love Song. Please leave any questions you might have for the author in the comments section. You can also reach out to Becca at the links following the interview. I have included affiliate links in the post if you are inspired to buy the book and support the author and my blogging endeavors.
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Something Like a Love Song by Becca Burton
Purchase links: Amazon
First off, I want to thank Becca for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comment section below!
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
What is the title of your newest or upcoming book?
Something Like a Love Song
What publisher is this book being published by?
What is the publication date?
THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Becca Burton penned her first Nancy Drew fan fiction at the age of nine and has been an avid writer ever since. Currently working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, Becca is a recent Oregon transplant from the Midwest. Becca has a weakness for coffee, the smell of old books, rainy days and her cat, Luna.
Can you give the readers a brief summary of your latest book?
One tragic night left Landon and Dylan’s dreams of happily ever after in apparent ruin. Forced to overcome physical and emotional trauma, the young lovers turn to a network of family and friends as they attempt to rebuild their lives. But can their one constant—their love—survive the changes both undergo on the road to recovery?
What genre does it fall in?
Will you share a few words about your latest book, other than the usual blurb?
With this book, I wanted to show the strength and commitment of a couple who have experienced something terrible, and how they navigate the recovery process after. Often a hate crime is used as the climax of a story, and I feel that it’s important to understand what happens next. To show the courage it takes to recover from a traumatic injury, as well as to be a care giver to someone you love.
Give us a little insight into your main characters! Who are they?
We follow the story mostly through Dylan’s view point, which allows the reader to experience as he tries to come to terms with Landon, his fiance’s, injuries, as well as adjusting to his new role as a care giver. He’s a very earnest person, who really struggles to deal with the horrible thing that happened to them. Landon, once a care free person who worked with children and never liked being serious, is now recovering from a brain injury, and has to learn his new limitations and how to rely on others to help him do things he never needed help with before. It’s a huge adjustment for both characters, and they not only have to learn how to recover from the attack, but how to navigate their romantic relationship amidst all these changes.
Will we be seeing these characters again any time soon? Is this book part of a series?
No, it is a stand alone!
Tell us a little bit about your writing style. When and where is your favorite time/place to write?
I’m definitely more of an afternoon/evening writer. I am pretty much useless in the morning unless I’ve had a copious amount of coffee! I love to write either at my little designated writing area in my apartment, or at the cafe in my favorite book store. Often, I find it very inspirational to write in a building surrounded by my favorite books and authors.
What sort of book do you enjoy reading in your free time? What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
The last book I read was More Than This by Patrick Ness. I really enjoyed it, but it was definitely quite an intense read! My head is still reeling a little bit from it.
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? Have you held any interesting jobs while you worked on your books?
I think in some way I’ve always known! I’ve been writing stories since I was very young and wrote about lady bugs and mermaids on construction paper. As I grew up, I would write off and on, but no matter how much time I took off, I would always find myself coming back to it. I think there’s something in my blood that won’t let me go too long without feeling the itch to start writing again! I’m currently working full time as a neonatal intensive care nurse, which is definitely very interesting at times, but I hope that as I develop my writing career, I have more time to spend on it!
What does your writing process look like?
If you took a bunch of note cards, paper scraps, and probably some glitter and threw it wildly into the room…. yeah. About like that. I’m still working on developing a solid process… It seems that every time I write something new my process is a little different, and sometimes it can be a challenge for my own brain to keep up!
Why did you choose to write GLBTQ romance? Why not another genre?
It wasn’t really a choice in the end. As a member of the community, I’ve always felt like it is so important to have stories that the LGBTQ community can identify with. I know how hard it is to read the same kind of story over and over again without finding representation, so I’ve always just been drawn to writing stories that I, and hopefully others, can identify with.
One last questions…totally unrelated to books! I am a passionate foodie. Is there one thing in your pantry that you would be horrified for people to know that you eat?
Well, as I’ve discussed with my friends back on the Interlude Press team (much to their horror), I have a definite weakness for eating string cheese in mass quantities. Especially paired with five dollar wine. It’s my way of pretending to be cultured.
Thank you so much for answering my questions. I think my readers will enjoy learning more about you! Good luck in your future writing!