know it at first. Actually, I didn’t
start off writing anything down
because I’m dyslexic, and I had a lot of trouble learning to read. But I’ve always told stories. My mom told me that when I could barely
toddle around, I’d go from hydrangea bush to hydrangea bush in my grandma’s
backyard, cupping the flowers and giving them fanciful names.
aunt’s garden, I said, “Where the merm went?”
I immediately answered my own question.
“The merm went to see another merm.”
By the time I was ten, I was telling romantic-suspense
stories, using my Sandra Sue dolls.
These were the precursors to Barbie. They were little action-figure
girls, without the breasts and the elongated bodies. I’d make up adventures for
them where they were captured by pirates, whisked away to a mountain cabin, or
spirited onto a luxury yacht by a handsome millionaire.
that tradition, only it’s not the hero who kidnaps the heroine. It’s a rich-as-sin Russian mobster who owns
his own Caribbean island. He takes
Camille Norland there to marry her against her will, and it’s up to our hero,
Nick Cassidy, to rescue her. But first
he has to figure out who has taken her and where she’s being held. Then he’s
got to sneak onto the island and wait for his chance to grab her. He can’t do it before the marriage
ceremony. But can he wrest Camille away
before the wedding night? And can the
two of them escape from the island without getting shot?
Camille and Nick have set off sexual sparks since they
first met. But because Nick works for
her father, he thinks a relationship isn’t appropriate. Also, Nick’s from a
poor, dysfunctional family, and he thinks he’s not good enough for
Camille. While they’re hiding out from
the mobster, can she make him realize that the two of them belong together?
probably guess the answer.
novellas. She is a multi-published
romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romantic suspense writer, with
Silhouette, Harlequin Intrigue, Berkley and Sourcebooks—and occasional excursions
into science-fiction romance, YA, and cookbook writing. She’s now a hybrid
writer, continuing her traditional career while indie-publishing paranormal
romantic suspense, science-fiction romance and cookbooks. She lives in Maryland with her husband and
four cats, travels frequently, and cooks and gardens for fun. For more about her, see www.rebeccayork.com .
collating and producing the attractive cookbook that was made for the Ten Brides
for Ten Heroes box set. First she suggested this as a way of promoting the collection
and then she made sure it happened.
who have so generously supported us.
Good morning Rebecca and Mimi, love the concept for this collection of books, who doesn't love a wedding, 🙂 Ty for the cookbook, I look forward to trying out everyone's recipes. I think it's great that you overcame dyslexia to follow your dreams. It proves if we try, we can succeed 🙂
Rebecca York says
Thanks! My husband has a theory that dyslexia actually helps creativity. Now, if we could just write it down.
Jodie Esch says
Wow! I found it so interesting that your creativity emerged in early childhood and you've kept that going through your fiction. And I love the cookbook idea. So pleased to read about your journey.
Rebecca York says
Thanks! Yes, I always did want to be a writer but thought that would be impossible because so many teachers beat me up (figuratively) over my spelling. The cookbook was a lot of fun!
S Blenkin says
I enjoyed your blog, congratulations on a fantastic career in writing. Some of us started a bit late….. so we may not get quite that number of books out. 🙂 And congratulations Mimi on a great website and newsletter.
I'm glad you didn't let dyslexia stop you. You've entertained thousands and thousands of people over the years and I suspect you'll continue to do so for years to come.
Reggi Allder says
So please to read your blog with Mimi, I've enjoyed many of your books and look forward to reading this one too! Can't beat weddings: ) Best wishes.
Rebecca York says
Thanks for the comments. The dyslexia was very frustrating. As a kid, I developed handwriting where you couldn't tell an i from an e or and s from a c. That sort of worked, but you can't do it in print, of course! And spell checker isn't going to tell you you have the wrong word in the wrong place.