Sunday 24 January 2021

🍴Sunday Brunch with Jaffareadstoo ~ Rebecca L. Marsh


On this quiet Sunday morning why don't you put the kettle on, make your favourite breakfast and settle down for Sunday Brunch with Jaffareadstoo

I'm delighted to welcome, author, Rebecca L Marsh to our Sunday Brunch today

🍴Good morning, Rebecca. What favourite food are you bringing to Sunday brunch? 

Well, for me, brunch means breakfast food a little later than usual. So, pancakes or biscuits (I’m American so this does not mean cookies) would be nice to have. 

🍴Would you like a pot of English breakfast tea, a strong Americano, or a glass of Bucks Fizz? 

I had to look that last one up, but I’m a coffee drinker, so out of these choices, the Americano. 

🍴Where shall we eat brunch – around the kitchen table, in the formal dining room, or outside on the patio?

Depends on the weather. If it is a nice, sunny and warm day, then the patio is great. If it is not so nice, then the kitchen table. 

🍴Shall we have music playing in the background? And if so will you share with us a favourite song or piece of music that makes you happy? 

Outside, I’d rather listen to the sounds of nature. Inside music is fine if it is low and soothing. I can’t think of a particular song. 

🍴Which of your literary heroes (dead or alive) are joining us for Sunday Brunch today? 

I’m not sure if I have any literary heroes, but I guess I wouldn’t mind meeting Kristin Hannah since I find her books are, in many ways, comparable to what I write. 

🍴Which favourite book will you bring to Sunday Brunch? 

I generally don’t pick favorite books, but I will say that I really enjoyed A Dog’s Purpose when I listened to it on audio book. There was something intriguing about getting the story for the dog’s point of view. 

🍴When you are writing do you still find time to read for pleasure? And is there a book you would like to read but haven’t had time for …yet!

I always make time for reading and I’m sure there are lots of great books I haven’t read yet, but I can’t think of one that stands out. 

🍴What’s the oldest book on your book shelf? The Bible I was given as a child. 

Where do you find the inspiration for your novels? Most of the time, I can’t really say where the ideas come from. But with my second book, The Rift Between Us, it was inspired by conversations with my mother. 

🍴Have you a favourite place to settle down to write and do you find it easier to write in winter or summer? 

I don’t find any season easier or harder for writing. The place I always write is at the desktop computer in my living room. I just can’t write on a laptop. If I try, I’m constantly hitting the wrong keys. 

🍴When writing to a deadline are you easily distracted and if so how do you bring back focus on your writing? 

Since I self-publish, the only deadlines are the ones I set. I don’t really set them often. Mostly only when it comes close to the publishing stage when I do decide on a date for that. 

🍴Give us four essential items that a writer absolutely needs? 

I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it would be a desktop computer, a comfortable chair, caffeine (at some point in the day), and my most recent addition to the list, but quite essential, a hands-free fan. 

🍴What can you tell us about your latest novel or your current work in progress?

 My latest novel is Where Hope is Found, and it is an emotional drama about love, loss, and healing. 

Here’s the blurb: 

One tiny moment in time can shatter your whole world. 

A family beach vacation turns to tragedy and Marissa must find a way for her and her traumatized eight-year-old daughter, Maisy, to move forward and heal. But memories of what she lost surround her, threatening to take her to a dark place; a place she can never go again. 

When her brother extends an invitation for her and Maisy to move in with him on Princess Island, Marissa thinks it might just be the fresh start she needs. But can she really find hope and healing on an island surrounded by the same ocean that broke her heart? 

🍴Rebecca, where can we follow you on social media? πŸ΄

🍴More About Rebecca🍴

Rebecca L. Marsh is an author of women's fiction and a member of the Paulding County Writer's Guild. She grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina and now lives in Dallas, Georgia with her husband and daughter. 

When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family (cats and dog included), watching movies, and reading a good book. Rebecca occasionally makes home-made candy and works on her scrapbooks (she is woefully behind). 

Rebecca is the author of three novels, When the Storm Ends, The Rift Between Us, and Where Hope is Found. 

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  1. Lovely interview... I always wonder what 'biscuits' are when I read a novel set in the US!

    1. Thanks, Marie. My understanding is that biscuits are rather like our scones but I could be wrong there !


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