Wednesday, 25 March 2020

A Slice of Cake With... Rebecca Lennard

This week I am delighted to be having a slice of cake with Rebecca Lennard.

R. Lennard dreamed of being the headmistress of a boarding school, a jockey, a ballet dancer and a diplomat. At the same time. Two left feet stopped the dancing dream, and a fear of falling stopped the jockey one.

At ten years old, when she discovered that the squiggles on the page actually meant something, she devoured every book in the library before figuring out that she could be all she dreamed of and more if she wrote the book.

Rebecca enjoys learning about ancient civilisations, cosplaying and endless cups of tea.  An avid fantasy and sci-fi reader, she fell in love with dragons, space travel, discovering fantastical history and stepping through a cupboard. Fantasy became her home away from home, and she loves to share the worlds she's created with her readers in the YA series, Lissae. 

Residing on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, Rebecca enjoys the natural beauty of both the beach and the bush, finding hidden writing spots as a makeshift office. 

When Rebecca isn't writing, she's masquerading as one of the librarians on the Sunshine Coast. 

What kind of stories do you write?

I write books full of magic, action and hope. They’re aimed at teenagers, but lots of adults enjoy reading them too (including me).

Can you describe your writing why?

I have worlds in my head that are aching to be shared. If I don’t write, it feels like something is off-kilter with the world.

Share with us your favourite passage from the book you enjoyed writing the most

A favourite?! That’s like trying to pick a favourite book, or a favourite child or something. But since you insist…

My favourite all time line is the first line of Ronah: It all started with a trip to the museum and a charging Minotaur. 

But my favourite scene would be from Rakemyst: Sam was humming. Humming. Her heart was aching so much she thought it might burst, and this bastard was humming?

Tell us about your latest project

My latest release is Rakemyst, the second book in the Lissae series. Set immediately after Ronah (book one), Rakemyst follows Shari as she struggles with the guilt over her failure to protect the ones she loves most. With the imminent merging of the two isles, she must ignore her grief and start the painful search to replace the dead Guardian’s Apprentice. 

As mysterious bone-clad warriors close in with their magic-draining arrows, her task becomes urgent.

While Shari puts the potential apprentices through an array of intense challenges, she and her Guardian, Jonathan, butt heads over whom to trust with the fate of their lands. As the battle surges, Shari fears a fractured team will leave a gaping hole in their magical defences.

Can Shari bring her crew together before a bloodthirsty army massacres her people?

If you like kick-ass characters, sword-slicing action, and vivid magical realms, then you’ll love Rakemyst.

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What is your favourite cake?

Black forest cake. Cherries, chocolate and cream, what more could you ask for in a cake?

If you would like to know when Rebecca's next book will come out, please visit her website at where you can sign up to receive emails with exclusive extras and get notified when her next release is available.

Follow Rebecca on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Goodreads.

Join me next week when I'm joined by Marvin Neu. 

If you would like to take part in A Slice of Cake With... please fill in the form found here. I'd be delighted to have you.

You can also support my writing endeavours and buy me tea & cake - it's what makes the world go round! 

Claire Buss is a multi-genre author and poet, completely addicted to cake. Find all her books on Amazon. Join the discussion in her Facebook group Buss's Book Stop

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