Meet Debora St. Fleurose, Author of A Girl Named Rebecca
DSF: I like to think my love for reading and books had inspired me to become an author. I'd always been a storyteller as a child; whenever my sisters and I played with our Barbies, they looked to me to set up a setting and plot. In second grade, that was when I discovered my love for writing. We'd been talking about what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I'd been discouraged because I wanted to "make books." I didn't think it was an actual career choice! That was when my teacher told me that I could, and that changed my whole life. That was when I decided to be an author.
BBB: How did you come up with the idea for your book?
DSF: The idea wasn't an idea so as much as a release. I was going through a tough time, and I remembered the old age advice: "Write what you know." So I started typing out a story closely related to my life. It was to help me get through my tough times and remind me of my goals, and that's how I came up with a "A Girl Named Rebecca."
Tell us about your main character? Rebecca Josephine Parker has a lot in common with me. The only exceptions would be that she is quieter, shyer, and also more insecure. She's unsure of who she wants to be. She is a version of me as a kid.
DSF: Currently, I'm a publishing intern. I'm also working on several stories, all unfinished. I am, for the most part, trying to write what I am passionate about, as well as trying to put some of my greatest fears and insecurities out on paper. "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. "—Sidney Smith
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
DSF: They follow me on Twitter: @DFleurose or visit my website http://dfleurose.wix.com/debora. I love to keep my readers updated!