Interview with Rachelle Rae & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted Word

Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she’s lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. An Oreo addict, she is also a homeschool graduate and retired gymnast. She wrote The Sound of Diamonds the summer after her sophomore year of college.

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Instagram: @RachelleDianeRea


Savanna:  Welcome to the blog, Rachelle. I’m so happy to have you here! And congratulations on your newest release, The Sound of Silver. I LOVED the first in the series and can’t wait to read this one!

Interview with Rachelle Rae & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordWhen and where did you first get the idea for the Steadfast Love Series?

Rachelle:  Thanks so much for having me here today, Savanna! I love your first question, because the idea for the whole series came while I was driving. Well, maybe I shouldn’t say for the whole series. Here’s what happened: A song I was listening to on the radio inspired the title of the first book. I wrote the first book, but when I finished it, I realized to my great frustration that the characters weren’t done with their story, even though I had been quite adamant that I would write a stand-alone novel. But the story wasn’t finished, so I kept writing.

Savanna:  I’m so glad you did! 😉 I know readers often pick out favorite quotes from a novel. Do you have a favorite of your own from The Sound of Silver?

Interview with Rachelle Rae & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordRachelle:  Yes! In fact, my friend Mindy, a calligrapher, even created a beautiful piece of art from one of my favorite quotes: “Within the pages of books one’s heart can be revealed.”

Savanna:  Beautiful and true!

Can you tell us what first drew you to writing Inspirational Historical Romance?

Rachelle:  My first exposure to the genre came when I read Heartsong Presents novels when I was twelve. Those small books introduced me to how much I believe in the power of story, especially love stories set in times gone by.

Interview with Rachelle Rae & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordSavanna:  2015 has been a busy year for you with your first two releases! 🙂 Can you tell us one of the moments you’ll remember most from this special year?

Rachelle:  Holding my book for the first time was a big deal! I remember the boxes coming in, then sitting on the couch with a copy in my lap, just staring and realizing I was beaming a bit… 🙂

Savanna:  I don’t blame you! 😉 They’re beautiful. What a special moment!

I saw on your website that you also write reviews, articles and offer editing services. What’s one of your favorite things beyond writing novels that you enjoy?

Interview with Rachelle Rae & GIVEAWAY  | The Engrafted WordRachelle:  Editing is such fun! I daresay I enjoy editing a page full of my own (or others’!) words just as much as I enjoy splashing words onto a blank page.

Savanna:  That’s really cool, Rachelle. I’m so excited for you and thrilled to have you here with us today.

Is there anything else you’d like to share? What project(s) are you currently working on?

Rachelle:  I’m really excited about all that 2016 may hold! My third book, the last in the Steadfast Love series, releases the day after Valentine’s Day! Beyond that, time will tell 😉

Savanna:  Can’t wait! Be sure to keep us posted. And I hope you have a blessed Christmas season!


Rachelle has graciously offered to give away one copy of The Sound of Diamonds to one lucky winner. Enter below and the book could be yours! ;)

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Thanks for entering! U.S. winner will receive a signed print copy; international winner will receive an e-book. Contest ends December 8, 2015.  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody!