Interview & Giveaway: Author Rebekkah Ford

Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into writing?

I’m married to the best person ever. I can’t have kids, but I do have a cat whom I consider my four-legged kid. His name is Church, after the cat in Stephen King’s book Pet Sematary. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. My husband and I moved to a small farming community in North Dakota six years ago and really like it here. I’ve been writing stories since I was a kid and completed my first novel in 2010. It’s not published, though. It was more or less a practice novel. I learned a lot while working on it.

Can you tell us about your YA paranormal novel, Beyond the Eyes?

When a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen year old Paige Reed, her life takes a nightmarish turn, changing it forever.

It’s basically about good versus evil and packed full with everything: romance, love triangle, heartache, horror, friendship, humor, mystery and suspense. It also shows Paige having to deal with her emotional baggage that’s been weighing on her heart for years. But she has to in order to move onto the next phase in her life. She’s also impetuous in this first book.

This book, along with the other two in this series throws light on some of life’s darker mysteries.

Have you ever wondered why some people are vicious? Have you ever wondered if they had a soul? What if they were soulless and malevolent entities were able to possess them? Paige discovers the answers to those questions and more.

Where did you get the idea for Beyond the Eyes?

What started the idea for this book was the movie The Exorcist, believe it or not. Then the “what ifs” questions began. From there I took conversations I’ve had with my husband, my knowledge and experience in the paranormal world, spun it with my own imagination and voila, a new YA paranormal series was created.

The cover for Beyond the Eyes is quite creepy! Who design the cover and did you have much say in it?

Stephanie Bibb is my cover artist, and she’s great to work with. She can be found here:

Yes, I had a lot of say in the book cover, which is wonderful. I had fun working with Stephanie. In fact, right now she’s working on the cover to my next book in this series.

Beyond the Eyes is the first in a series. What more can we expect?

A lot. The next two books are much darker than Beyond the Eyes because the dark spirits play a bigger role in them and so do Paige’s friends: Carrie, Tree, and Brayden. The next two books will take the reader further down the rabbit hole. And thank God Paige has grown and is now a stronger person. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be able to handle what’s coming her way.

Halloween is just around the conor so I thought I would ask Rebekkah a few halloween related questions!

You grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. If you could speak or communicate with a paranormal creature which would it be and why?

I would want to have a conversation with Lilith. According to legend, she was the first female created out of the earth, the same as Adam. One day Adam demanded she lay beneath him, and Lilith basically told Adam to piss off. She viewed herself as an equal to Adam and refused to be a lesser being than him. That didn’t go over well. She left Adam and refused to go back to him. She sacrificed paradise for her beliefs in not serving or being oppressed by a man and now lives in darkness as a demon. And then God created Eve who was an obedient and inferior person. I 'd want to talk to her to hear her side of the story, what really happened and what she's been doing for thousands of years?

Do you have any halloween traditons?

Because I don't have kids, I don't go all out for Halloween like I want to. However, I do put up Halloween decorations, buy pumpkins and a ton of candy to handout to the kids.

What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Caramel apples.

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  1. I agree with Rebekkah, I love caramel apples!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Hmmm treacle toffee or toffee apples

  3. Anything that has chocolate on it i will eat it:)

  4. If it has chocolate it's a favorite.

  5. Mine is Jelly and we put sweet eyeballs in it :)