Deep Connections by Rebecca Graf
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Suspense, Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2012
Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option.
Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone's blood.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know you wanted to be a writer?
For most of my life I felt a yearning to write but always thought you would be seen by your teachers as gifted and everyone would encourage you. It took me working for a writer to get me interested.
What inspired Deep Connections?
It was a mixture of dreams and friends. I kept having this dream occur where two people would touch and they would feel the connection between them and know they had found the one. A few friends encouraged me to just write it down. From there, it went out of control.
Which came first for you, the characters or the plot?
That’s like asking if the chicken or the egg did. The idea of two people and a connection was the first part. They all kind of developed together you could say. I had written about 26k in words when I wrote this scene of her being kidnapped. Where did that come from? Now new characters were coming in and the plot went from a sweet romance to something so different.
Is there anything you found particularly challenging when you were writing Deep Connections?
Getting it done. I was obsessed with it as it was my first attempt at writing a novel. I would write until all hours of the night. I got the first draft of 26k words done in three weeks and had it up to 50k two weeks after that. I was doing all that while going to school fulltime and working fulltime.
If you could be one of your characters from any of your books, who would you chose? Why?
Oh, hands down that it would be Tahnee. She is Slaton’s mother and very wise. She doesn’t jump the gun and looks at the big picture. I’d love to be her or have someone like her in my life.
When writing Deep Connections, was there anyone or anything specific that inspired the character Brenna?
She is a mixture of people, but mostly me. I had several reviewers say that she didn’t act like someone would in real life. I had to laugh as she reacted exactly how I would have.
In your opinion what three words best describe Brenna?
Unsure, unusual, deep
What is one piece of advice you would give to new writers?
Remember that there is no set formula to writing. You get it out any way you want, just get it out.
Coffee or Tea?
Milk chocolate or Dark?
Favorite novel and why?
The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton – fun, educational, and one I could read over and over again.
Hard copy books or e-books? Why?
Hard – I love the feel of them.
What kind of weather do you write best in?
Favorite author and why?
Tom Clancy – He took me out of my normal genre and opened a whole new world to me.
A big thanks to Rebecca Graf for stopping by and talking with us. To learn more about her and her books check out the links below!
Rebecca Graf is a transplanted Southerner living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, three children, two cats, and two dogs. Life keeps her pretty busy with taking care of the family, writing, and running several online businesses including Silver Tongue Press. To keep sane, she reads and crochets as she plots her next story. She has also written How to Write a Book Review and two Christian children’s books: A Gift for a Mouse and The Nightingale in the Garden.