Rebekkah Niles is a North Carolina author. Always a lover of books, she’s particularly drawn to fantasy, and couldn’t help but fall into writing a fantasy world of her own. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found blogging, playing Dungeons and Dragons, chasing her cats around, being chased around by her roommate’s foster pets, or studying the publishing industry. Ever since she began watching the now-mercurial world of publishing, she’s been fascinated by the industry. Each day is an adventure, and that’s just what she loves best!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My parents still have it somewhere around the house, I believe. Apparently I wrote the entire thing backwards, from the bottom right corner up! I can't say I remember it myself, though.
When did you first start writing?
I first came into writing as a hobby in middle school. I fell into a crowd: a crowd of writers! The girls would write novel-length stories in spiral-bound journals (or at least start them) and trade them back and forth, comparing their writing. Let's just say my early attempts shall remain hidden--there might be a 300+ page handwritten story that never quite developed a real plot somewhere out there. What can I say? I was 13 when I started it. I've come a long way since then!
Later we all got into anime, and by high school I decided to try my hand at fanfiction. I wrote several book-length fanfics under an old pen name during high school and early college, posting them on Geocities (they're long gone now, I'm afraid). It wasn't until a few years after college that I decided to turn my old love into a professional venture.
Tone-deaf Kelly has long considered her inborn music magic to be useless. But after a disaster drowns the American South in magic, including most of her family, she discovers her “useless” magic lets her hear the voices of those lost. Now she’ll face magic itself to save them–only the attempt may cost her everyone she has left.