Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Writers on Wednesday ~ Rachelle Christensen

Writers on Wednesday is spotlighting Rachelle Christensen today! She's involved in the writing community and willing to help other writers. Love her!
You can follow her on FB and Pinterest too.


Enjoy the post today:



Is there one book or author who changed your life/viewpoint/writing?
I can’t narrow it down to one, but I will say that when I discovered the LDStorymakers conference was pivotal. The knowledge/community was amazing and each year I have returned and learned so much.

What’s your favorite snack?
 This is a fun one and I even have a picture on my blog: http://rachellewrites.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-favorite-treat.html

What is your most memorable high school experience? 
Wow, how to choose? I had a great group of friends, enjoyed learning, and worked hard. I think playing the lead role in My Fair Lady, as Eliza Doolittle was definitely a high point and then writing an essay that won me a trip to Chesapeake Bay, VA to study the blue crab with scientists was pretty dang cool for an Idaho farm girl!


Are you a night owl or early bird? 

Early bird. I grew up on a farm and during my teen years was up most days before 5 so that I could be in the fields moving pipe. Now I feel like it’s sleeping in if I get to sleep until 7:30, of course there are a lot more interruptions in the night with 4 children but I still hope to get back to that 5:00 time someday.

What do you never leave home without? 
Water. Yep, I grew up in the deserts of Idaho.

Do you have any pets?
 4 cats and 6 chickens.

What is one piece of advice you would give aspiring writers? 

You can’t do this for the money, you have to do it for the love because there are going to be times when you hate writing and hate your book and only the sheer joy of creating something new from words you string together into amazing sentences will keep you going.

What are you goals for 2013?
To write that fun book that I’ve had on the back burner for about three years now. I’m excited about it, that and revising the book I just wrote for NaNoWriMo in November. I’m also continuing my goal from 2012 to find more joy in the everyday things and cherish the small moments with my kids.

Thanks for letting me visit your blog. That is one thing I love about writing--the great community of like-minded friends I’ve come to know and love!




Rachelle's bio:

Rachelle J. Christensen was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho.
She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in music.
Her first novel, Wrong Number was awarded Outstanding Book of the Year from the League of Utah Writers and was also a 2010 Whitney Finalist. Her second suspense novel, Caller ID was released March 2012. She is also the author of a nonfiction book, Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter Day Saints. She is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary.
Rachelle loves spending time with her family and writing every minute she can. She also enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. She lives in rural Utah with her husband, four children, four cats, and six chickens.

2 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Fun interview. I love Rachelle's books!

Martina at Adventures in YA Publishing said...

I love her goal of finding more joy in everyday things. That's something I am working on in my own life. We get so busy and focused on goals and what's going on in our heads and life in general, that it's all too easy to let the joy flutter by. Thanks for the great reminder and the lovely interview!