About Rebecca Paula

USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Paula writes steamy, emotional historical romances featuring strong heroines and brooding heroes with a penchant for talking dirty. Her stories are full of witty banter, scorching chemistry, and wouldn’t be complete without a touch of angst. 

Rebecca is a former journalist and news editor who once lived in a Dutch castle haunted by a ghost named Sophie. Luckily, she never met said ghost. She fell in love with writing at 10 years old  and secretly wrote romance for years before publishing her first book in 2014. Rebecca lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two young daughters.

When she’s not writing, Rebecca can be found sipping tea and dreaming up her next brooding hero or tackling a DIY project in her 127-year-old farmhouse. 

Visit Rebecca at www.rebeccapaula.com.

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Q&A with Rebecca

What is the first book that made you cry?

Oh, my poor little heart was nowhere near prepared to read Where the Red Fern Grows

What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused? 

Iced coffee (or tea) and my book playlist. 

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

As a little girl, my grandfather nicknamed me the ‘bee charmer’ and that’s stuck with me. I’m just a busy bee writing whenever I can. 

What comes first for you — the plot or the characters — and why?

The characters! They decide the plot for me, so without knowing first who they truly are (like what their motivations and secrets are), it’s hard for me to come up with a solid plot.