Rebecca Coyte has been fascinated with mysterious creatures and tales of the paranormal since she was a child. After teaching fifth grade for 11 years, she decided to write her first middle grades novel, The Bigfoot Paradox, in the hopes of entertaining and inspiring both young readers and adults to always follow their hearts.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids always get me up around six A.M., so I don't get much choice! Then there are the cats, the sunlight, the possibility of squeezing in a few hours of writing. But a nice cup of tea is usually the true motivating factor that gets me going.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of thinking, thinking about writing. I'm constantly writing stories, chapters, changing what I've written, all in my head. If I'm lucky, I remember to write some of it down before I lose it. My family and I love to be outside, walking around, hiking, biking, looking at trees, and especially squirrel-watching. I love nature!
J.T. Meeks is an awkward teenage boy with a secret. Bigfoots are real, and they happen to be his closest friends. He's on a mission to save relations between the peaceable creatures and the sensationalist media, who are waging an all-out war on the bigfoots. The clock is ticking down as J.T. tries to get to the heart of the problem, with the help of some eccentric and gifted friends.