Lindsey R. Loucks

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.@rlbelliston Has Never Been to Another Planet (Or Has She?): 13 Questions

Hey, peeps! My author sister, Rebecca Belliston, is here today to answer 13 zany questions and tell us a little about her book, Citizens of Logan Pond: LIFE! Let’s go!

 

Me: Did you learn anything today? If so, what?

Rebecca: I feel like I learn something new every single day. Today had many fun experiences, like if you let your son take his temperature after he eats oatmeal, it will show he has a fever which will persuade you to let him stay home from school. #motherfacepalm Because he stayed home with me today, most things I learned revolved around a six-year-old brain, including how to play a Geometry Dash song on the piano. Hopefully with him in school tomorrow, I’ll learn something a little more adult-ish.

 

Me: Smart kid! Where did the idea for Life (Citizens of Logan Pond) come from?

Rebecca: I was sitting around with my family talking about earthquakes, wars, famines, and all that cheery stuff, and I got to thinking, What if the end of civilization as we know it doesn’t come from some big catastrophe? What if it comes from the absence of one small thing: the dollar.

 

Me: Ooooh, color me intrigued! What’s something about yourself that really annoys you?

Rebecca: Only one? Hmmm. I can type 90wpm but I am the world’s slowest texter. I also whine too much. Sleep too long. Hate shoes. (I could go on.)

 

Me: What’s the name of the book you’re reading?

Rebecca: Right now I’m listening to Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. His writing style fascinates me. I would love to read every one of his books.

 

Me: What scares you?

Rebecca: The world. I have three teenagers and almost on a daily basis I tell them how much I hate the world they live in. It’s horribly vulgar and depressing. I wish I could put all of my kids in little bubbles. (I’ve offered but they refuse)

 

Me: Why do you write?

Rebecca: I LOVE the process, start to finish. I’ve always been a daydreamer. Writing is like the ultimate form of daydreaming, being able to explore every single “What if…?” question I can come up with.

 

Me: What’s the last song you listened to on purpose?

Rebecca: I just finished listening to the Piano Guys “Ants Marching” song. I love the Piano Guys. 🙂

 

Me: What makes you laugh?

Rebecca: Usually my kids or my hubby. They’re all extremely weird.

 

Me: Weird is awesome! What’s your favorite planet? Why?

Rebecca: Wow. Umm…earth? I know I said I hated it in question #5, but that’s just the general decay of society. Earth itself is gloriously beautiful. Plus I’ve never been to any of the others, so…

 

Me: You mean you’ve never been kidnapped by aliens?! Anyway, here’s a free plane ticket! Where would you like to go?

Rebecca: Israel. I’ve been twice and it’s spectacular and fascinating.

 

Me: You just walked in the door after a long day. What do you do first?

Rebecca: Go to my computer to de-stress.

 

Me: What’s the one physical object you can’t live without?

Rebecca: Beyond water, food, and shelter kind of stuff (which I have to add because my book deals with characters who don’t have those basic things), I’d have to say my computer. See #11.

 

Me: Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life or feel like you need to sneeze but not be able to for the rest of your life?

Rebecca: Ha! Feel like I need to sneeze because that would only annoy myself. Having hiccups would annoy everyone else too.

 

Thanks you for the fun questions Lindsey, and for letting me visit your blog!

You’re welcome back any time, Rebecca! Now here’s more info about Citizens of Logan Pond: LIFE and Rebecca!

Life 300
Synopsis:
Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.
Two people. 
One future.
The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people, and keep Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman, happy. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.
When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg realizes the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmon’s path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts, and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.
Life won’t let her choose both.
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Author Bio:
Rebecca Belliston
Rebecca Lund Belliston is the author of the bestselling LDS romantic suspense novel, Sadie, its sequel, Augustina, and a new trilogy entitled Citizens of Logan Pond. Rebecca also composes piano and vocal music. When she’s not writing fiction, music, or chasing her five kids, she can be found cuddled up with a good book. She and her family live in Michigan.

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  1. Thank you, Lindsey, for the fun interview. Happy writing!

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