posted on October 3, 2016 by Rebecca Zanetti

Five Great Things about Being an Author

deadly-silenceHi All!  There’s such a fun group of readers at Writerspace that I was very excited to write another blog here!  Deadly Silence releases tomorrow, and it’s the first book in a new series about the Blood Brothers.  These guys were thrown together years ago at a dangerous boy’s home, and they quickly bonded strong and absolute.

Of course, it turns out coincidence had nothing to do with them being at the same place at the same time.  If you’ve read my Sin Brothers series, you might recognize some of the players.   If you haven’t, no worries.  This new series stands on its own.

In researching for this book, I came across a list of research searches from my past.  I’ve Googled everything from how quickly a body can decompose to how bacteria from space might hurt us at some point.  Sometimes I wonder if Homeland Security is watching my online searches, but then I figure that’s true of most authors.  Oh, I’ve also Googled all about Homeland Security as well.

Besides being free to Google about just anything, there are five other great things about being an author:

  • deadly-silence-ebook-coverYou can talk to yourself and pretend that you’re working out dialogue. Oh, I talk to myself all the time, even by using hand gestures, and I finally have folks convinced I’m just working.  Of course, I’m really yelling at the lady at the grocery store who smacked into me with her cart, but nobody has to know about that.
  • Yoga pants and an old T-shirt are perfectly fine to wear to work. Since work is just in the other room, it’s quite acceptable.  The hard part is when I have to go out or even travel and end up wearing shoes for five days straight.  Five days!
  • If somebody really ticks you off, you can kill them in your next book. I don’t think you’ll find many authors who haven’t done this in one way or another.  It’s quite satisfying, and you don’t get in trouble!  Total win here.
  • You speak a common language with other authors. Other authors are the best, especially when you’re friends.  They get it when you talk about your characters as if they’re real people.  They kinda are.
  • Readers and Fans are so awesome! I love the fan emails I get, and I answer each one.  It’s also tons of fun to meet readers at events and signings, and sometimes, they think the characters are real, too.  I love those readers!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful October.  Stay safe and healthy!



Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority, and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. Follow Rebecca: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

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