While I was awaiting for her arrival, I decided to purchase a copy of her book and began to browse it a bit more. The summary itself sounded interesting, but once she arrived and began talking about her inspiration for her story, my interest turned to intrigue and I knew that I had to read this book! When Rasmussen's grandmother passed away years ago, the family discovered forty secret journals. Being the one to care for them, Rasmussen found herself reading through them, creating that spark that would soon become The Bird Sisters.
|Rebecca signing my book!|
What exactly left me inspired?!? Here are just a few things that are imprinted into my memory from that night . . .
|Tif & Rebecca|
(Rebecca looks great, but I think you
can tell that I had a long day at work!)
Though I do not have the exact quote, Rasmussen shared that she does not believe her characters to be evil. Rather, she sees them as unfortunate life partners. (I will be keeping this in mind when I read the book!)
Lastly, she shared the concept of relationship-shifting regarding her characters. In my understanding, she felt that characters molded themselves to be more like each other over the years. Though I have seen this happen in real life, the way she described it was so . . . perfect! I have found myself wondering how I have shifted in my relationships!
All in all, it was a fabulous night and one that I will remember for a very long time! It's not often that when you leave an author event, you feel that you have just left with one more friend!
For more information on Rebecca Rasmussen, be sure to check out her website!