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Laughing My Head Off

24 Jun

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

I just finished laughing my head off. Rebekah and I were talking about how leaving the reader   hanging is a good business plan.  Her new release, “Julianne”, unlike “Summer Storms” ties up all the   loose ends, but so many of her beta readers want to know more about Peter the painter. I would like to see him have his own book. Her response is what left me laughing.

“I can’t believe how many people like Peter. I really just threw him into the book as filler, I thought when I was writing him that it was the worst writing I had ever done. I actually wrote him when I was on the ship’s verandah and you said I was sleep writing.”

 

I continued to laugh at how befuddled she was with Peter’s popularity.

Really, I need to know what people find so appealing in him.

I tried to explain why I found him interesting but she still didn’t get it. The whole conversation confirmed to me that I was right and my English teachers were wrong. (Take THAT Mrs. Fritch) I had many arguments with them about what Hemingway or Steinbeck meant in their books or what a poet was trying to say. They were dead, how did the teacher KNOW my thoughts weren’t correct. I surmise a lot of authors would be like Rebekah and shocked at reader’s take on their work.

So what about you? Do you have a character that demands to step out of the background and have it’s own story?

“Julianne” by Rebekah Lyn is available on Kindle  and paperback at Amazon.com

“Sumer Storms is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for eBook  and paperback. Also available at www.bzhercules.com

Announcing the Launch of Julianne- Beautiful Voice

19 Jun

Today is so exciting for those of us at Oldthingsrnew. Rebekah Lyn’s new book, Julianne is launching today. I will post her first five-star review, but first, my thoughts.

Julianne did not start out for me as a favorite character. If you have raised a teenager, you will feel  frustrated and want to tell Julianne to just “get over it.” But bear with her, because God is faithful and Rebekah shows how God  can help even the whiniest girl to grow up.

Now here is the Amazon and Goodreads review:

 Beautiful Voice! June 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Rebekah Lyn has a beautiful voice in each of her stories. Her latest, Julianne, is an excellent exploration of the conflict that young professionals experience in contemporary society. They fall into many traps when dating and finding careers. Julianne illustrates how we take many wrong turns in life, but can find our way through love, trust, and spirituality. This Christian romance novel by the author of Summer Storms contains characters that are clearly defined and relevant to the storyline and a plot that is romantic without being sappy. The references to Christianity are not preachy, but instead show the effects of sound decision-making and personal choices that young adults create in their lives, making this novel appealing to all readers, from YA up to older generations of adults.
If you would like to read Julianne, visit Rebekah Lyn’s Amazon author page. Julianne will be available in paperback  June 30, 2012.
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