Interview with Author Rachel Hauck1:00 AM
Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as the RITA nominated The Wedding Dress and Love Starts with Elle, part of the Lowcountry series. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals.
A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel worked in the corporate software world before planting her backside in an uncomfortable chair to write full-time in 2004.
She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship at their annual conference. She is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker.
Rachel writes from her two-story tower in an exceedingly more comfy chair. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.
What caused you to start writing?
I was writing at a young age. I started a diary in first grade. I started writing novels after I was married and felt I was to quit my job. In that down time, my creative juices started flowing.
What inspired Once Upon a Prince?
I woke up early to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton and was captivated by the poised, confident bride. I thought, "What would it be like for a commoner to marry into royalty?" So I delved into the royal world.
One of my favorite things about Once Upon a Prince was the high moral standards of both of the main characters. Did you draw from real life examples to create them?
All novels are drawn from real life but I found the moral character of Susanna and Nathaniel came from them. It's just how they seemed to be on the page. It felt real to give them such high standards.
Why do you think stories of princesses are so captivating?
Because we're all princesses on the inside! ;)
Do you have a favorite quote from Once Upon a Prince?
I love when Susanna reminds "Perhaps you were born for such a time as this." To me it speaks to God's perfection in our lives and we were ALL born at the right time.
If you could chose one thing your readers took away from your stories, what would it be?
Hope and sincere belief that God loves them and He is for them!
Do you have any final thoughts?
Thanks for having me!!
Other posts you might enjoy:
Adventure Between the Pages: A March Bride by Rachel Hauck
Adventure Between the Pages: Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Becoming a Princess