About the Book
Book: The Secret of the 14th Room
Author: Rebecca Hemlock
Publisher: Bluecap Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: March 16th
Memories can be a killer.
When Levi Corbin returns to Granton, Tennessee after the death of his beloved grandmother, it sets off a chain of events he’d rather have avoided. Claiming his inheritance should have been a piece of cake, but a cousin appears, threatening to steal it all.
Even worse (and better, too), he’s falling for the girl he just met and now must team up with her to try to stop his cousin. Their quest for his inheritance uncovers secrets frozen in time—and one might just be the answer to save his grandmother’s home.
Things go from worse to completely out of hand when a freak fire threatens it all. Add to that a nosy old woman and a battered runaway, and Levi can’t help but wonder what is going on!
As circumstances rekindle his faith and new love spurs him onward, Levi races against time and odds to save Grandma’s house from certain destruction, but the result might just mean saving himself as well.
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About the Author
Rebecca lives in Eastern Kentucky with her husband and children. She absolutely loves mysteries. Rebecca has been writing stories for many years and enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her family. Her favorite times to write are early in the morning when the sun is coming up and at sunset. She has worked as a freelance journalist for 4 years and is a member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers. Rebecca has earned a degree in English and an Appalachian Studies certificate in Creative Writing.
More from Rebecca
Looking for new ideas is my favorite part of writing because it comes with talking to interesting people and exploring antique shops all over the country.
This book not only captures my love for American history and riveting romantic suspense, but it also captures how old wounds of the heart can be healed.
Levi Corbin in The Secret of the 14th Room learns this the hard way after carrying his broken heart for most of his adult life. He has to discover the real meaning of family and family pride. Levi must face the past so that he can move on to a brighter future.
Granton, Tennessee, is a town I hope you fall in love with, just as I did when I created it. There are so many delightful characters, some with a dark secret or two. This story has been brewing for a while, and I am glad that I finally have the opportunity to share it with you.
Interview with Rebecca
What’s your favorite part about being a writer? Research? First Draft? Editing?
My favorite part about being a writer is getting into the zone and writing non-stop. That point when the words come and you feel like you’re jotting down everything you’re witnessing as you watch the story unfold. I’m often a pantser and get to be surprised by the ending. Whenever I stop writing after getting in the zone, I have a good feeling for the rest of the day. I feel like I’m doing what I’m meant to do. Not many people get to have that feeling and I’m grateful to be one of the chosen few.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
I felt that I learned a lot while writing this book. But what sticks out to me the most is learning about people and about handling impossible family matters. The main character in my book goes through the loss of family several times, then how to deal with a family member that rubs you the wrong way, then learns that you don’t have to be blood to be family. My main character Levi, has been taught to honor the past. Honor your father and mother. But that’s a tough thing to ask someone who’s been orphaned. He later finds out that his family isn’t quite what he thought they would be.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I get my ideas from everywhere. You’d be surprised just how much of my books come from experiences I’ve had or stories I’ve heard. This is my way of putting pieces of those I love in my stories. I was walking in Walmart the other day and saw a shopping list on the ground. I stopped and took a picture of it with my phone. I took one look at it and instantly saw a woman picking up groceries for her two brothers who escaped from prison. My husband laughed when I told him that was why I took the picture. I live life with an opened mind and opened senses. Good ideas are everywhere. You just need to know how to find them.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I would say that my most interesting writing quirk is definitely my process of preparing to write. First, I begin the music of my choice based on the scene that I am preparing to write. Then, I have a drink of coffee or Coke Zero ready by my computer. Finally, I proceed to walk on a pretend balance beam across the room to my desk and light a scented candle. This may sound silly, but walking on that invisible balance beam is my way of clearing my mind and getting focused.
What project are you working on now and how do we find your books?
I have a few projects in the works. I will be working on book 3 in The Granton House Mysteries. Book 2 has already been completed. I also have a stand-alone novel in the works that I will be calling A Peculiar Lady, that I’m super excited about. If there is time after that, I will be writing the sequel to my novella Bitter Betrayal. You can find all of my books via amazon or my website http://www.Rebeccahemlock.com
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