Becca Lusher

Biography

Having an overactive imagination hasn’t always been a good thing: I spent much of my childhood scared of the dark and terrified by the stories my older sister told me (mostly to stop her being the only one afraid of the dark). These days I find it useful. I love stories, I love fantasy, I love things with wings, stars and the world around me, and I have great fun combining them all into my stories.

Born in the UK, I live in the wild south-west where I run around with my dogs and get bossed about by cats, while taking photos of gorgeous landscapes, reading lots of books and climbing rocks.

I’ve also been known to write stories.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read a lot of books as a child, and I have trouble remembering which came first. I can remember reading Alice in Wonderland when I was about six, and trying to beat my sister to the finish. Since she's three years older than me and had already started, I skipped a fair bit! I also remember reading Black Beauty around this time. Poor Ginger! From then on it was all animals and magical things. My reading habits haven't really altered much.
How do you approach cover design?
For my first book, Orion's Kiss, I had a very firm idea in my head of what I wanted. However, lack of funds and the necessary artistic skills limited my ambitions somewhat. So I figured out what I could do, figured out what I wanted to do, and actually the finished product wasn't too far off what I wanted. Since this is an Aekhartain book I knew I needed stars, magpies and a big feather, for my things-with-wings. I then realised buildings in the background would be a good marker for an urban(ish) fantasy setting, and since this was Freyda's tale then I needed a blackbird. As for the font and the colours used, I just went with what felt right to me. A little dark and brooding perhaps, but with a hint of lightness. I was so pleased with how my magpies turned out, and how the O of Orion circles them.
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Books

Be With Me
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Price: Free! Words: 52,270. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Barely a wife before she became a widow, Briallen feels like she’s lost everything – and now she has to watch a group of strangers move into the house she once called home. As hard as that it is to face, it’s made even more difficult by a man she feels drawn to, and two children she can’t help but love. Everyone deserves a second chance at love, even in the Iron Age.
Unbound and Free
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Series: Historical Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Demairo’s life is far from easy. Living on an isolated island with a father who hates him and a mother he adores, things are difficult enough without the whispering voices that cry on the wind. Because this is no ordinary island. Luckily Demairo is no ordinary child, and he has some unusual friends to support him. But trouble is coming and tough choices will have to be made...
Sing to Me
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Series: Future Aekhartain (Tales of the Aekhartain), Book 1.5. Price: Free! Words: 30,370. Language: British English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dóma has always liked welcoming newcomers to the Shadow Garden, but there’s something different about the newest arrival. Freyda’s life was hard before she joined the Aekhartain, but that’s not it. No, for the first time in over a hundred years, Dóma might just be falling in love... This novella is a sweet little F/F romance about wings, hope, love and gossip.

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