Welcome to Aura Author Rebecca Lynn Talley! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions about your life and book!
Rebecca Lynn Talley grew up in the gorgeous seaside city of Santa Barbara, CA. She met, and married, her husband, Del, while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She currently lives in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a dog, too many cats to count, and a herd of goats. She and Del are the proud parents of ten wildly-creative, multi-talented children.
Rebecca is the author of a children’s picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), a children’s chapter book, Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), four novels, Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), and Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012). She has also authored numerous children’s stories and articles for both print and online magazines.
When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. She has folded at least one million loads of laundry, baked hundreds of batches of chocolate chip cookies, and eaten 5,478 gallons of ice cream.
Aura Interview with Rebecca Lynn Talley:
Please tell us in 20 words or less, why we should read your book.
Journey with Crystal as she discovers the Light within her and how she can use her power to combat evil.
What book is on your night stand now?
I’m reading “The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back” by Sariah Wilson.
If you could have a first edition signed copy of any novel, what would it be and why?
Gone with the Wind. I love that story. I love the characters. And even now, I think about how I could rewrite it so Rhett and Scarlett end up together because they really do love each other.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to spend time with my family. I love going on dates with my husband, swimming with the family, playing “Just Dance” on the Wii, and just hanging out together.
If you could get front row tickets to watch any performance live, who would you like to go see?
Rascal Flatts. Hands down. I would, love, love, love to see them in concert and to hear them sing some of my most favorite songs live.
What’s your ‘guilty pleasure’ TV show?
Facebook or Twitter?
Do you skip around, peek at the ending, or do you read straight through a book?
I read straight through from beginning to end. I never peek at the end.
How do you react to a bad review?
I self-medicate with chocolate. My drug of choice is Dove dark chocolate.
What’s your favorite thing about Winter?
Sledding with my family and then drinking hot chocolate.
Tell everyone where they can go to stay up to date on your latest news!
You can sign up for my newsletter at www.rebeccatalley.com
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
I love writing. It’s part of who I am. I grateful for the opportunity to write books and even more grateful that people read my books. Thank you so much for hosting me! I appreciate it very much.
“I half-turned to her and shrugged, still processing what I’d seen, or at least what I thought I’d seen, in Ms. Neal’s eyes—like they weren’t hers. Obviously, they were her eyes, but it looked like she’d plucked them from someone else’s head. A dead someone else’s head.”
In the fight between good and evil, Light is your only weapon.
Crystal Scott finally feels like a normal teenager. She has a lead in the high school play, a best friend, and a gorgeous boyfriend. With prom only a few days away, Crystal’s ordinary life seems perfect.
Endowed with great Light because of her virtuous choices and her inherent gifts, Crystal’s aura has become visible to those with the ability to see auras. Unfortunately, her power has also attracted the attention of demons intent on destroying all Light.
When Vincent Crandall, the human host for a powerful demon, discovers that Crystal’s Light is strong enough to disrupt the connection between demons and their hosts, he realizes she may be able to sever the connection altogether. Determined to stop her from interfering with his plans to rule the world, he sends operatives to neutralize her Light.
After the operatives fail to disable Crystal, Vincent decides he must harness her power for himself. He kidnaps her parents, and Crystal is thrust into battle against a demon army she didn’t even know existed. With the help of a mysterious young man and his mother, Crystal must learn to use the power within her before Vincent kills her parents and exploits her Light.
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