Sunday, December 27, 2015


RWA/NYC wishes to add a little romance into your holiday season.
Join us this week as we showcase our member authors and their Favorite Things!

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

By Rebecca Brooks

Long showers. Endorphins after working out. Solving a problem in a manuscript. Finally nailing something I didn’t think I could do. Going for long walks and letting my mind wander. Being outside in the sun. Being outside in the snow. Being outside on bright blue days when it’s so cold everyone else thinks you’re crazy. Lakes, ponds, the ocean. Snow-peaked mountains. Rolling green hills. Making people laugh.

Thinking I don’t have time to grab coffee/grab a beer/grab lunch with a friend and then making that time because, of course, I do have time for what matters. Starting a new project and watching the kernel of an ideal grow into an actual book. Cat tummies. Ridiculously expensive, ridiculously dark single origin chocolate. Hugs. Dancing in my living room. Getting to love someone.

Writing—every stage of the process, even the parts that are infuriating. Traveling alone. Curling up with a favorite book and being completely transported. Trees. Picnics. People-watching. Any place with a view.♥

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. Her books are about independent women who leave their old lives behind in order to try something new—and find the passion, excitement, and purpose they didn’t even know they’d been missing.


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