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Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: May, 2016
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Becky makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children. She’s the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of contemporary Christian romances, My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.
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 Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.
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 Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.
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, Her One and Only
What was your inspiration for Her One and Only?
Have you seen those adorable photos on Pinterest of older brothers standing in a circle around a tiny baby sister swaddled in pink? The boys are typically holding up little blackboards that say something along the lines of, “Don’t mess with her!” or “The Queen has arrived.”
I’m from a family of daughters, so I was fascinated by the idea of three brothers followed years later by one sister. I wondered what that much younger, only daughter might be like. How might her personality be impacted by her three rough-and-tumble older brothers? Her One and Only is my answer to those questions.
What trait do you love most about your main character?
I love Dru Porter’s courage. She is very, very brave.
When readers get to the last page, what do you hope they take away from Her One and Only?
The reassurance that no matter what happened in our lives yesterday or last year or during our childhood, God stands ready to do a new thing in us today. In Him, we can let go of the past and embrace the now.
What are you working on next?
I’m finishing book #1 in The Bradford Sisters, a brand new three book series. Since I tackled brothers + one little sister in my Porter books, I thought it would be fun to chronicle the love stories of three sisters this time out. Readers can expect from the Bradford Sisters the same type of love stories/faith stories they’re familiar with from me.
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.
What aspect of your career do you find most challenging?
The writing of the rough draft, which is somewhat unfortunate, since I spend MOST of my year writing the rough draft. The first one hundred pages are particularly difficult for me because I’m still sinking into the new characters.
The Porter Family series is your first series of connected books. What are your thoughts on writing a series?
I’m both thoroughly enjoying writing a series and thoroughly challenged by it. Novel writing is difficult work! Penning a whole series of novels is extra difficult because I have to weave together an ever-growing cast of characters. That said, part of what I love about writing IS the challenge. Also, there’s something so rich and charming about revisiting the same town and the same characters over the course of four novels and several years. The Porter family begins to feel like your family and Holley, Texas begins to feel like your place.
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.