Sunday, February 25, 2018

Interview with Raquel Byrnes

Recently, I interviewed author Raquel Byrnes.

Raquel Byrnes

Which of your books was your favorite to write? Why?

My current work in progress is always my favorite. I think it’s because I just go full bore committed to each story. I get enthralled by the setting or the magic or whatever and revel in the discovery process. I also always feel like I’m striving to hone my craft, so each new book is a chance to learn from what worked or didn’t in the previous story. That is something that keeps me motivated and interested.

What are your hobbies (besides writing)?

I love sky watching. I even throw heavenly happenings gatherings on my front lawn. Cuddled up in a blanket, sipping hot cocoa, and watching light streak across the sky is my favorite thing to do with my family and friends. But it does feed the reader in me that loves the unknown.

What is your favorite Bible verse? Why?

My favorite verse is Micah 6:8 because it’s pretty self-explanatory as to what kind of behavior expected of me. If I seek justice, that would take integrity and honesty. If I am to love mercy, then that would mean I give grace and have compassion and understand mistakes. And finally, If I were to walk humbly with my God, then that means He is first and foremost as is His plan for me. Overall that verse has resonated with me since my teens.

If you could travel to another period in time, which era would you choose?

Definitely the future. There’s something about the ‘what if’ factor of futuristic fiction or science fiction that just resonates with me so I would love to see what’s around the corner, figuratively. Did we embrace clean energy, are we at war, did we make it to another planet…? I would love to know.

The Tremblers, Blackburn Chronicles, Book 1, Some Heroes are born ladies. a girl's body is shown from the neck down. It's a blue dress, steampunk-style cover.

What do you enjoy most about writing books?

My father once called me a professional daydreamer and I really like that. Bringing to life the adventures and characters parading around my head for others to enjoy or react to is so fulfilling to me. It reminds me a lot of cooking in terms of making something for people I care about. I truly love creating something and sharing it in the hopes that others get joy out of it too.

Amazon: The Tremblers


  1. I love the discovery process of writing, too! And your heavenly happenings gatherings sound so fun!

  2. Hi Raquel,
    I think "professional daydreamer" fits a writer. We always have stories interrupting our thoughts. I'm reading "The Tremblers' now. Wow!

    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me! What fun questions. :)