Saturday, July 14, 2012

Interview with Rebecah McManus

What is 'Colliding Worlds' about?  

It is about a girl called Jessica Cooper who moves to Fort Myers Florida to help her father elude his heartache of losing the woman he loves, Jessica's mother, who died giving birth to her for even 17 years after her death he is still struggling to cope.On beginning her new high school Jessica quickly falls for a handsome blue eyed boy named Chase Carter, and romance soon sparks. Her life in Fort Myers along with her fathers is changing for the better, but even Jessica couldn't have predicted what was to come. To her astonishment, the ghost of her mother comes into her life, and for Jessica this derives beauty, blossoming love, and contentment like she has never felt before as together they spend their days making up for the seventeen years they lost. But when her father eventually finds out the woman he loves has returned, everything changes, and is never to be the same again, for he is trapped in a world where he can never be with Elizabeth, and he knows that death is the only way they can be together again.

How old were you when you wrote 'Colliding Worlds'?

I was 15 years old when I first started writing the novel and I finished within a year in-between school & exams. It became an obsession and I couldn't seem to stop writing! Now at 17 years old, I'm so excited to see it published!

How did you get it published?

Within five months of sending 'Colliding Worlds' to various publishers, I was finally offered representation from Aventura Ebooks in London, who are both my literary agent and publisher! When I got the news I couldn't believe it!

What was your inspiration for writing?

I think music in my main inspiration as I simply cannot write without it! Whilst writing 'Colliding Worlds' I listened to a lot of Van Morrison, The Shins, Marcus Foster, Joan Jett and Band of Horses and so many more! Currently I'm obsessed with The Smiths!!

Who are your favorite authors?

Nicholas Sparks, Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Kate, Suzanne Collins and Michelle Zink!

If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?

Without a doubt it would have to be Emma Roberts as Jessica, Lucas Till as Chase and Natalie Portman as Elizabeth!! I envisioned these actors as the characters when I was writing my book!

Links to buy 'Colliding Worlds': 

Twitter: @Rebecah_McManus


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