In this episode of “Carolyn Talks…” she speaks with contemporary romance writer Rebekah Weatherspoon about creating stories about love, sex, romance and characters we wish were real.
Romance books bring immense joy to fans of the genre. It provides an entertaining escape into a world filled with drama, glorious heroines, and swoon-worthy leading men like Rafe, a bearded hulking teddy bear of a man. For her books Rebekah creates characters that many of us can relate to by placing them in realistic scenarios and showing that people from all walks of life – with and with out disabilities- can have and deserve fulfilling live…and sex…lots of it. Her books are funny, sad, thought-provoking, and entertaining. As someone who has been reading romance books for more than half of my life (I probably started way too early), it was joy to speak with Rebekah about what it takes to write, and the joys of thirsting.
Listen to Carolyn’s review of Rafe in a previous episode of So Here’s What Happened.
After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. She’s worked in various positions from library assistant, meter maid, middle school teacher, B movie production assistant, reality show crew chauffeur, D movie producer, and her most fulfilling job to date, lube and harness specialist at an erotic boutique in West Hollywood.
Her interests include Wonder Woman collectibles, cookies, cheesy pop music, football, American muscle cars, large breed dogs, PBS documentaries, cartoons, naps, and the ocean. If given the chance, she will cheat at UNO. Raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California where she will remain forever because she hates moving.
Her BDSM romance At Her Feet won the Golden Crown Literary Award for erotic lesbian fiction. Her novella FIT (#1 in the FIT Trilogy) won the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Erotica Novella, SATED (#3 in the FIT Trilogy) was nominated for the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Digital Erotic Romance and most recently SOUL TO KEEP VSS#3 won the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Erotica.
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