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Back cover copy, a link to an excerpt, memes, buy links, and more can be found on Falling for You’s page of this site.
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Becky makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children. She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of heartwarming and humorous contemporary Christian romances.
Medium Length Bio:
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She’s been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She’s delighted to be penning warm, wry, and heartwarming contemporary romances for the Christian market. She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.
Q&A with Becky about her latest novel, Falling for You
Falling for You is a “reunion romance” because its hero and heroine were in love once before. What do you enjoy about writing this type of story?
I love the texture and depth that a shared history adds to the hero and heroine’s relationship. In the case of Corbin and Willow, their previous romance didn’t end well. Thus, when I force them back together years later, fireworks ensue! They both harbor anger and bitterness toward the other, which leads to juicy romantic conflict. In order for them to resolve that conflict, a great deal of growth must occur. They’ll have to confront what happened, admit their mistakes, and change their ways.
The plot of Falling for You revolves around the long-ago disappearance of a woman named Josephine Blake. Why did you choose to write a mystery into Falling for You’s plot?
I definitely consider myself to be a contemporary romance writer, not a mystery writer. However, in recent years, I’ve really enjoyed incorporating big story questions into each of my novels. In the case of Falling for You, I chose the question, “What happened to Josephine Blake?” because it intrigued me, gave the plot a clear framework, and bound Willow and Corbin together as they tried to find answers.
Falling for You’s heroine, Willow, is a Christian who struggles with the weight of her regrets. What motivated that aspect of her character?
My belief that many Christians share Willow’s struggle! We understand intellectually that we’ve been saved by grace. Yet we still strive to be “good enough” to please God. When we stumble and miss the mark of goodness we’ve set for ourselves, we’re shackled with guilt and regret.
I wanted to confront that scenario through Willow’s character arc, so I brought her to a place where she’d realize there was no possible way to be “good enough” for God. That she was unconditionally loved, anyway. Completely accepted, just as she was. Fully forgiven, because of Christ.
What is Falling for You’s theme?
Reconciliation. I loved exploring that topic because our God is in the business of reconciliation, and because He calls us to the very same pursuit.
How would you describe your writing style?
Romantic, humorous, heartwarming. I’m interested in writing about imperfect, flawed people who are nonetheless loved by a perfect God. Thus, my books all have a strong faith storyline. I strive to write authentically. I like to laugh. I delight in writing about modern-day people and places. At least one of my two main characters is always ‘larger than life’ in some way. And my books are very romance heavy. My readers can count on a hunky hero who’s going to fall madly in love with the heroine.
Any advice for other writers?
I think it’s incredibly valuable to take time to learn the craft of writing via writer’s groups, non-fiction books on the topic, conferences. While learning the craft, I recommend practice. Write one manuscript through to the end. Then another! As you go, try out different sub-genres and cultivate your own unique voice. In the end, it’s critically important that you take the knowledge you’ve gained, and write your book the way that you love it best.
What are you working on next?
I’m finishing book #3 in the Bradford Sisters Romance series. The youngest sister Britt Bradford and her very good friend, Zander Ford, are the heroine and hero of this one. This is my first friends-fall-in-love story and I’m thoroughly enjoying the creative challenge of it!