Hi Becca, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Thank you for having me. Something Like a Love Song is my first novel, a story about two long time boyfriends who find themselves facing a life changing tragedy and have to find the courage and love for each other to fight through.
While this is my first novel, I have posted many stories online, and have been writing ever since I learned how. I currently work as a nurse in a Neonatal ICU, and medicine has been a big interest in my life, and always seems to find a way into my writing. I am passionate about diverse, LGBTQ fiction, and am very excited to contribute to this genre.
Talk to us about your characters in this book. What makes them unique?
I think Dylan and Landon are unique because of their love for each other. They don’t have super powers or super skills, but they love each other with their whole hearts and they stick by each other when things are at their most difficult. They are victims of a hate crime, and Landon suffers a traumatic brain injury, and despite how much their lives change, they still continue to fight for their love and their life together.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in getting your book from start to publish?
I think I was surprised by how support I had. Not that I ever thought I would be alone in it, but every step of the way I had the support of the amazing Interlude team, and from fellow writers who gave me advice and commiserated and celebrated with me, and from readers of the original story who expressed how excited they were for me. The whole experience has been wonderful, and while it was definitely very difficult at times, the support always made me feel like I could actually do it.
Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?
I’ve gone to several conventions, including Comic Con, Leaky Con twice, Ascendio (a Harry Potter convention), and a few smaller, local conventions. I love going to them – there is something amazing about being in a place with other people who are so passionate about the same things that you are. I love finding others to talk to and fan about things over, and there are always so many talented artists and vendors selling their art and apparel and jewelry that I always spend too much money. But it’s completely worth it, and I really hope to go to more conventions in the future!
Would you like to be a full-time writer?
I would to be a full-time writer, but I also really do enjoy my nursing job in the Neonatal ICU. I think someday I would love to be able to balance both and do both equally. Maybe someday I’ll find enough hours in a week to be able to spend as much time as I need on both!
Design the ultimate pizza.
I would start with a thin crust because I love the crunch, and layer it with a garlicky white sauce, because tomato sauce is my least favorite part of pizza. Then topped with lots of cheese, lots of olives – both green and black – and maybe some mashed potatoes (if you’ve never had mashed potato pizza you must do so immediately), some spinach because vegetables make it healthy, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top. Perfect!
About Something Like a Love Song
One tragic night left Landon and Dylan’s dreams of happily ever after in apparent ruin. Forced to overcome physical and emotional trauma, the young lovers turn to a network of family and friends as they attempt to rebuild their lives. Can their one constant—their love—survive the changes both undergo on the road to recovery?
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About Becca Burton
Becca Burton penned her first Nancy Drew fan fiction at the age of nine and has been an avid writer ever since. Currently working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse, Becca is a recent Oregon transplant from the Midwest. Becca has a weakness for coffee, the smell of old books, rainy days and her cat, Luna. Something Like a Love Song is her first novel.
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