Interview & Contest: Drea Becraft

Jen: Today we welcome Drea Becraft to Romancing the Book.  Drea, will you please share a short bio with us?

Drea: Growing up Drea Becraft wanted to save the world one dead body at a time as a homicide detective. After high school her dreams turned to the wayside when she found out she was going to be a mother. Eight years later she is now the mother of three beautiful girls, who are a handful, and married to her high school sweetheart. When she is not frantically getting two kids to and from school, to cheer practice, or cleaning up the after a full household she enjoys reading anything and everything she can get her hands on. After a few years of simply reading for enjoyment she began to get excellent ideas for stories of her very own and began to write them as much as time will allow. Watching as her dreams and characters become solid on paper has been exciting to say the least. Drea can’t wait to share every dream one story at a time. Until then she enjoys tons of conversation and laughs on twitter, facebook, and yahoo loops and would love to hear from you on any or all of them.

Jen: Tell us about The Real Saint Nic.

Drea:

Aimee’s life changed one night, not long ago, when she staked a vampire to save another. Still reeling from that life changing night, Aimee decides to go home with Brenda, her best friend, for the holidays. She never expected Brenda’s brother, who comes off more like the Grinch then Santa, to have so many saint like qualities. Years spent alone, with no family or friends, plays heavy on her mind but Nic could possible be the one who changes it all.

has always been a sore spot for Nicolai. He’s the real saint Nic, but society has him all wrong. He’s no saint. In truth, he’s a vampire. Over the centuries, Nic has spent the holidays fighting off the ridicule from his younger brother and giving to those less fortune, not seeing his own worth. Until one mortal, brought home by his sister Brenda, changes the holiday and his outlook on life for eternity.

Is it possible that Nic has finally found his Mrs. Clause? When worlds meld, can Aimee find the happy ever after she once asked Santa for so many years ago, or is she doomed to spend forever lonely on Christmas?

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? When where you first published? Tell us your call story.

Drea: I was 25 when I discovered the opportunity to write well it was less than a year ago that I really had the want to write lol. My first book (Forget The Yesterdays) came out in February of 2011 and since then I have have published 6 other books

Jen: Describe your writing in three words.

Drea: Heart-wrenching Contemporary Romances (technically that is three words right o_O)

Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?

Drea: I am a go with the flow kind of writer. While I know in which direction I want my story to go I have no clue of the specifics till I sit down and write it out.

Jen: Do you have a theme, object or person that appears in all of your stories?

Drea: Normally there is always a party of some kind. I don’t intentionally do it but it seems they are always good to bring people togeter.

Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there a genre you’ll probably stay away from? Why?

Drea: I would love to write m/m/f but I struggle with m/f so I don’t see that happening in the near future. As for ones I stay clear of that would be historical. I fear getting the facts wrong so I stay away from any time period I haven’t actually lived in myself.

Jen: How much of your actual life gets written into your fictional stories? Have you ever written yourself into a story?

Drea: I have never written myself into any stories but I have based a couple of characters on friends and things that have happened in their life.

Jen: If The Real Saint Nic was made into a movie, which actors would you cast as the main characters?

Drea: Umm you know what I have no clue lol. Maybe Ian Sommerhaulder (Plays Damon on Vampire Diaries) as Nic and Amber Heard (Played in Drive Angry with Nicolas Cage) as Aimee.

Jen: Do you do anything to celebrate a sale, new contract or release?

Drea: Not really just the release of The Real Saint Nic

Jen: Most people only dream of becoming a published writer. Now that you’ve accomplished this, is there something else you dream of doing?

Drea: I would really like to travel the world. I have three children and not a lot of money so that dream may not come true for awhile but I am working on it lol.

Jen: What’s next for you?

Drea: I am working on several stories at the moment but as of now no contracts for 2012 I need to get my butt in gear so that changes lol.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Drea: You can find all my links on my website http://dreabecraft.com

Contest details:

  • The prize is a PDF copy of The Real Saint Nic.
  • The contest is open to everyone over the age of 18.
  • You must leave a meaningful comment for entry.  This means your comment needs to be more than “please enter me in the contest”.
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  • While following the blog isn’t required, it is appreciated.
  • The contest ends on Wednesday, December 7

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