Rebeca Seitz loves to scrapbook. And read (while eating chocolate). And write (while eating chocolate). And hang out with girlfriends (while eating chocolate). And laugh (not while eating chocolate - that'd be gross!). And tell stories about her crazy husband and crazier toddler (pausing on the chocolate since her momma taught her not to talk with her mouth full). And...well, you get the picture. She's been in the publishing industry for many years as a literary publicist, securing media placement in places like The Today Show and USA Today for astounding authors of amazing fiction.
In 2006, Rebeca decided to join their ranks and sold her first novel specifically for the scrapbooking world, Prints Charming, to Thomas Nelson Publishers. Creating a world of girlfriends and scrapbooking was such fun, she then signed on to write four more scrapbooking novels, this time for B&H Publishing Group. Sisters, Ink, the first
novel in the series, will release February 2008. Subsequent books in the series will release every six months. For those of you who hate math, that means there will be another Sisters, Ink novel in August 2008, February 2009, and August 2009. (Rebeca understands math deficiency - it's why she works in the world of words and leaves the math to her engineer-minded husband.)
After crafting a world where women came together to scrapbook, Rebeca realized how important her girlfriends were to her stability and growth as a wife and mom. When she moved to a new area, she learned just how hard it can be to find those kinds of girlfriends and - being high on all that sugar from the chocolate - decided to help other women in the same predicament. Thus, Sisters, Ink the community was born.
These days, you can find Rebeca under the oak trees in her front yard, yelling at the laptop as she works on her next novel. If she's not there, check the backyard or the lake. Or, okay, the kitchen - chocolate stash is on top of the fridge. And if you happen to hear kiddo giggles, you might want to go to the barn in her back pasture - I'll bet she and her little one have found another batch of kittens.