Hello everyone! My name is Rebekah Dodson, and I am a coffeeholic and a romance writer. I live in beautiful Southern Oregon, surrounded by forests, lakes, and even a desert – yes, we have an interesting typography! Here’s a glimpse into my backyard, one of the seven wonders of the world, Crater Lake:
Ever since I started my writing career about 5 years ago, I set out with a mission to write strong women who take what lemons life gives them and turn it into lemonade, so to speak. My characters are all damaged to fault, with struggles and strife that we all face, but they also overcome to odds and emerge like a butterfly from a chrysalis. They are resilient, amazing, funny, and dynamic. If I had one theme to share with you, it would be kick-ass heroes who won’t let anyone get in the way of carving their own destiny, just like my ancestors did blazing their trail across the American west. And they will do it, too, with a cup of coffee in one hand and determination in their hearts.
That’s why I’m so proud to release Abby’s Promise to the world on July 24th. Abby is a history professor with a special love for America, so I guess she’s a little bit like me. She’s passionate about history including her own, and the one that got away, or rather left to join the military: Joey Harrison. She can’t let go of how she felt about Joey in high school, and when he comes back into her life, she can’t resist him. They have some history of their own, and this story is all about Abby’s journey not only to fulfil her promises to Joey, but also make some promises of her own about the future.
By the way, this story happened a bit by accident – special love to Sly Fox Cover Designs who posted this cover months ago and inspired this book. Thank you, Lauren, for feeding my writing addiction and breathing life into these characters.
So what’s coming up in the future? I’m writing some tales of the apocalypse, where characters fall in love despite all their odds, even though the world is ending. Isn’t that what love is, after all? Our world is forever changed when we meet someone we know our soul searched for all long. It doesn’t matter if it happens on a road trip, after the world is destroyed, or in another time and place entirely.
My corner of the world is altogether strange: I’m a hopeless romantic with a penchant for education, video games, and history, surrounded by a wild world waiting to be explored. You’ll see this come out in my writing, from characters who run from their past to ones who turn and embrace it.
Like Abby and Joey, don’t let life pass you by, or anyone tell you what your destiny is. Embrace it yourself and change the world around you, one step at a time.
Oh and don’t forget to stop in the Facebook event for Abby’s Promise on Saturday, July 28! Lots of fun to be had.
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