Interview with Becky Wade

About Becky Wade:

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 HeartUndeniably YoursMeant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours.
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.


Which actor and actress would you choose to play the part of Will and Amber (from The Proposal)? 
Maybe Mila Kunis and Daniel Craig?  I'd choose those two because they most resemble the Amber and Will of my imagination.

Where do you get the inspiration for your characters (their personality, looks, circumstances, etc,.)?
My inspiration comes from lots of different places!  For example, Matt from My Stubborn Heart sprang from my desire to write about a hero who'd lost his wife.  Jake from A Love Like Ours came out of information I'd seen and read about veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Sometimes, I'll see a photograph or someone on TV and think, "Oh! I could write a character like that."  Sometimes inspiration arises from a story I hear or from real life experiences of friends and family.

Do you have a favorite male and/or female character from your books? 
I love them all.  I have a special fondness for Ty Porter from Meant to Be Mine, simply because he was so much fun to write.  He's very charming and confident and he strode onto the page full-blown and spouting dialogue.

How does your faith influence your books? 
My faith is the reason I write!  I do this job because I believe the Lord has called me to it.  He's the one who enables and equips me to pen novels.  My truest hope is to bring Him glory through the books and encourage readers in the process.

What do you find to be the hardest thing about being an author?
The writing of the first draft.  The more you know about the craft of writing, the more extraordinarily complex you realize it is.  That first draft is very difficult work at times.

What is your favorite thing about being an author? 
Completing a project!  My deepest satisfaction comes from finishing the work that God asked me to do.

Do you ever get writer’s block? 
I hit very challenging patches, but I always make myself forge forward. 

What does a typical day look like for you? 
I take my kids to school, work on the non-writing aspects of my job (like email/social media/blogging), clean my house, exercise, write, pick up my kids from school.  I spend the afternoons driving kids around town, or running errands, or cooking, or (sometimes) fitting in more writing.

What are two things that people might be surprised to know about you?
#1: I can't watch the tense/edge-of-your-seat type movies or TV shows that my husband loves.  They make me too anxious! 

#2: I'm not a morning person.  I do best when I can roll out of bed around 9 (which almost never happens).

What's your favorite book & favorite movie? 
This last year, I really, really enjoyed What Alice Forgot by Australian general market author Liane Moriarty and the movie Austenland.

What did you want to be when you grew up? 
A ballerina.

What three adjectives would your family/friends use to describe you? 
Reliable.  Kind.  Frazzled.

A big thank you to Becky Wade!! I have been blessed by your books
and I'm sure many others can say the same. :)

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for interviewing me for your blog, Rebecca!