Author Interview with Rachelle Christensen

Today I’m delighted to have Rachelle Christensen on my blog. In addition to being the author of two suspense novels and a nonfiction work, Rachelle is an avid reader. She likes running, cooking, volleyball, music, and card-making. She is married and has four children: two girls and two boys.

Favorite book from when you were younger?

The Chronicles of Narnia which I’m reading to my girls right now and it’s so fun to watch them get excited about the story!

If you were stuck in an airport with nothing else to read, would you rather have a copy of Twilight or Hunger Games?

The Hunger Games. I want to read that one again—it’s amazing.

Favorite quote:

I love inspirational quotes! I do a Thursday thought section on my blog so it’s hard for me to choose one favorite, but I’ll try.

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

What have you read lately?

I’m having fun getting some summer reading in with Under Oath by Margaret McLean, Daughters of Jared by H.B. Moore, Caribbean Crossroads by Connie Sokol, Surrender by Elana Johnson, and next on my list is an advanced review copy of After Hello by Lisa Mangum!

Best writing advice you’ve ever received?

Keep writing what you love and write because you love it.

Writing advice you’d give to others?

Find out what works best for you. Just because a NYT best-selling author shares his/her proven method to write doesn’t mean it will work perfectly for you. For example, I have young children so I have to write in snatches or try to get up earlier than my boys who wake at 6am right now. I know some writers who say you shouldn’t even bother unless you have 2 hours to write. If I had followed that advice, none of my books would have been written.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book two of my new series about a wedding planner who solves mysteries. I’m having a blast with this cast of characters and can’t wait until I can announce news about book one!

How do you come up with ideas for your books?

Well, I just went on a beautiful trip to Kauai and researched for book two—I know, rough, huh? You can see my travelogues on my blog.

Here’s the book trailer for Rachelle’s most recent release, Caller ID.