Author Interview

Interview with the author The Other Inheritance, Rebecca Jaycox!

71GZjDBqY-LThe Other Inheritance

By Rebecca Jaycox

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 ISBN-10: 0990829537

Rocking Horse Publishing

Trade paper, 304 pgs.

November 14, 2014, $12.15

She touched the frog. Just once. It leaped into the air and hopped away, disappearing under the classroom desks. It had been awaiting its fate as a science experiment, fully dead, the stench of formaldehyde permeating the room . . .

Seventeen-year-old Reggie has been having a tougher time than usual. As if dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies isn’t enough, dead things keep coming back to life and this biker dude shows up in her dreams, babbling about magic and a world called the Other.

Reggie’s life is changing, and she has no idea why. Or whether she should believe Rhys, the man in her dreams, who claims she’s in danger and that someone is coming to take her to a safer reality.

And when Asher shows up, things really get crazy.

Author Bio

Rebecca Jaycox grew up in the tiny town of Berryman, which borders the Mark Twain National Forest and the Courtois River about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The beautiful landscape fed her imagination, and she began writing stories at age 10 and never stopped. Always seeking adventure, Rebecca moved to France after she graduated college with a journalism degree to teach English at a French high school.


Bitten by the travel bug, she has recently visited Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, and finally made it to her bucket-list destination of Istanbul last summer. Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband, Gregory. She is the curator and program director of the YA Lit Series at the 92nd Street Y—one of New York’s premier cultural centers. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction. The Other Inheritance is her first novel.



Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I’m from Berryman, Missouri, which is a tiny town about an hour and a half south of St. Louis. I currently live in New York City. I’m an only child and growing up is such a rural environment really fueled my imagination. I went on treasure hunts in the woods and fought dragons with my cats.

Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

The Other Inheritance is about seventeen-year-old Reggie Lang; a girl who discovers that she’s inherited her father’s magical abilities. Reggie lives in the Real (our world) and her father was from the Other (the world of magic). Reggie is forced to travel to the Other with a mysterious stranger to save her family and best friend. Adventure, mayhem, and romance ensue.

I’ve always wanted to write an epic, magical adventure and I finally sat down and started it eight years ago. It’s been a long, difficult journey, but it was worth it.

How do you create your characters?

All of my characters reflect a little bit of me, and I think that’s true of all authors. These characters are pulled from our heads, so something of us must be in them.

With Reggie, I put a little of myself there and made her way cooler than I ever was.


What inspires and what got your started in writing?

Star Wars got me started in writing. I saw the movie and became obsessed with all things scifi/fantasy. These days, travel inspires my writing, and honestly, reading a really good book makes me want to write.


Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)

I write at home and sometimes on vacation. Lately, I have to write with pen and paper. I’ve been avoiding my computer.


How do you get your ideas for writing?

I get my ideas from a lot of different places. Sometimes it’s from life or an exchange on the subway, sometimes from a book for TV show that I like.


What do you like to read?

I love reading fantasy and science fiction and all the sub genres in between like urban fantasy and steampunk.


 What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?

My advice would be to join a writing group that provides constructive critical feedback. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself as a writer.



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