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Interview with Becky Due, Author of “Returning Injury”


About Becky Due

Becky DueBecky Due, like the main characters of her novels, spent many years running from herself, looking for love, crying a little and laughing a lot along the journey of finding herself. Through writing, Due found her passion. She is the author of several books and is currently working on her next novel.

Happily married she and Scott live in Colorado, Florida and Alberta, Canada with their two “kids” Buddy the Cat and Shorty the Pug.

Becky has been a guest on national radio programs and has been the subject of numerous newspaper and national magazine articles for empowering women through her novels. She has served as a guest speaker at Women’s Resource Centers, Shelters, Colleges and High Schools within the United States. Becky has had extensive training at Victim Services, worked the 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis-Line and was a Victim’s Advocate where she offered one-on-one assistance and support to rape victims. In 2007, Becky started, Women Going Forward, the first national women’s telephone support group, which ran for almost two years. After receiving much recognition for her novels, Becky’s focus turned back to her writing and empowering women through her novels.

Becky’s latest book is a supsense novel titled Returning Injury: A Suspense Chelebrating Women’s Strength.  You can visit her website at www.beckydue.com.

The Interview

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

Returning Injury is a suspense celebrating women’s strength.
Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better. With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives. But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison. Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength. But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?

Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?

I’ve wanted to write a suspense novel, so I decided to take on the issue of stalking. According to the news it seems that stalking is getting worse and nobody is safe including celebrities. Ivanka Trump, Kim Kardashian, David Letterman and ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews have been victims. A friend of mine has also been a victim of stalking and it is horrifying what they go through.

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

I had no idea that Returning Injury would also become a love story. Jack, Rebecca’s husband closely resembles my husband, and their love story resembles our love story.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband is my biggest supporter. I’m so thankful to have him in my life.

Your biggest critic?

At times, I am my biggest critic. But the longer I’m in this career, the easier it is for me to see the importance of letting some things go, taking things as they come and continuing to go forward. I believe it’s the same in any career.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I write for women. Sometimes my novels go into the deeper topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault, and sometimes my stories are about love and relationships. These issues are important to me because I’ve known too many incredible, smart, strong, beautiful women who have fallen victim to the internal struggles that come from these issues that matter to women.

Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?

I don’t have any rituals, but after I finished Returning Injury, I purchased a Rebecca necklace to celebrate my character Rebecca. I’m not sure if this will stick as a ritual, but I think it would be nice if a special piece of jewelry signified each of my novels.
After I finish one novel, I’m usually really excited to get started on my next. I just want to keep writing inspiring novels for my readers.

Who has influenced you throughout your career as a writer?

I’ve had many great people in my life who have influenced me as a person and therefore influenced my career as a writer. I was raised without a father and missed out on having that father figure in my life but one man named Ray influenced my early writing career. He ran a small publishing company and he was the first person to read my very first novel, The Gentlemen’s Club, A Story for All Women. He gave me the kind of encouragement I imagine my father would have given me.

What is the most important thing in your life right now?

What is most important to me is my husband, my family and friends and my career. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on my first romantic comedy novel. It is quite different from my other novels, and I’m having a lot of fun. This novel, though still for women, is all about having fun and enjoying life to the fullest.

What are some of your long term goals?

I will continue to write great novels for women and keep my fingers crossed for a movie deal in the future.

What do you feel has been your greatest achievement as an author?

I’ve received recognition for being a finalist in a few independent publishing award competitions. But for me, my greatest success is when a woman reads one of my novels and tells her friends about it. I also love receiving emails from my readers; nothing feels better.

What do you feel is your biggest strength?

I have many more novels to write, they continue to line up in my mind. I think that is a strength for any author.

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

That’s a great question. I don’t want to give away the ending, but the way Returning Injury unfolds makes it different than other suspense novels. This is a story about a woman who had been stalked and attacked by a man who has recently been released from prison. You actually follow Rebecca for four days and the chapters are in fact the time of day. Chapter one is Sunday 3:00 pm.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?

You have to be true to yourself, and be willing to laugh at yourself. It makes life a lot more fun.

Is there anything you regret doing/not doing?

No, I don’t want to live my life with regrets, so I do my best to look at the positive that comes out of every choice I make, good or bad. My bad choices have helped guide me to the person I am today, and I’m thankful.

What is your favorite past-time?

I love writing. It is my hobby, career, passion and purpose.
I love spending time with my husband. He is the funniest man I’ve ever known and he makes my life easy.
I love spending time with my family and friends.
I am a very lucky woman.

Returning Injury Returning Injury by Becky Due (click on cover to purchase) 

 

About Returning Injury: A Suspense Celebrating Women’s Strength

Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better.  With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives.  But her past intrudes.  Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison.  Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength.  But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?


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