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A LOOK BACK: “Tourist”

January 7, 2020 in Patreon, Writing
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Rebecca is a neo-noir author from Kamloops, British Columbia. Her first collection of gritty short fiction, Vile Men was published by Dark House Press in 2015. She also writes about her writer lifestyle on her blog at rebeccajoneshowe.com.

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  • Emily January 8, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Thanks for sharing this, I love these “behind the story” glimpses that are pretty rare to find (Paul Tremblay does some great ones for his novels on his blog – gave Cabin at the end of the world a whole new layer) and it’s inspiring to read, not only how the story evolved, but all the things it brought you afterwards. Also: I’m not a romance fan either, but Eternal sunshine type romance stories are the best – also lost in translation, juno, and adventure land.
    Couple of questions, I notice that the title is also the title of a song off your playlist, as was hostages, is this a theme for your story names or just a coincidence with these two?
    And; is the bedtime stories free ebook going to be available to people who already subscribe to your mailing list or just new subscribers?
    Looking forward to your next look back.

    • Rebecca January 8, 2020 at 9:27 am

      Thanks, Emily! I’ll definitely keep these up because going back was fun. Some stories might be more cringey than fun but we will definitely go there. I totally forgot about Adventureland. Gotta dig out that old BluRay and maybe watch it soon.

      When I made the playlist for Tourist and Hostages, it just happened to be coincidence. I do like to think that I take them “seriously” and probably waste more time than I should combing through my music library for songs that fit the mood of the story. They usually start out pretty big and then I refine them down to the songs that sound most pleasant together and convey the mood.

      Right now the Bedside Stories ebook goes out to new subscribers but if you’d like one I can definitely send your preferred format to your email. 🙂

      • Emily Slaney January 10, 2020 at 1:36 am

        Thanks, that would be nice 😊 As for format… Umm maybe pdf? I have Google books and kindle on my tablet but I’m not exactly sure what they use – if you know then send me whatever is compatible with that. Also I’m embarrassed to notice I call it bedtime stories instead of bedside stories 😳. So sorry about that, I am very tired and my brain really isn’t with it lately.

    I'm Rebecca Jones-Howe, a neo-noir writer and author of the short story collection, VILE MEN. My work has been featured in [PANK], Pulp Modern and Punchnel's, among other magazines. This site houses my writing profile and my blog, which features posts on writing, fashion, lifestyle + more. Want more?

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