Hi everyone! I am very excited to hand control of the blog over to author Rebecca Hemlock today to talk about her latest release, The Secret of the 14th Room. Enjoy!
I am thrilled for the opportunity to appear here and share with you my latest book, The Secret of the 14th Room. I thought it would be fun to give you an exclusive insight into my main character, Levi Corbin. So today, I will be during an interview with Levi. Enjoy!
Tell me about your parents.
From what I can remember about them, they were great. My mom loved to cook, and my dad and I used to play with a little race track on the floor. I’ll never forget how scared I was when I went to live with my grandma. I thought I’d never be happy again.
What do you like to do for fun?
I never really did much for fun before. I had no one to do anything with. I was in such a hurry to grow up and be on my own that I forgot to make friends. I worked as hard as I could and saved every penny I could so I could get my own place. Now I love spending time with my best friend Abigail and her family. I know I had my grandma, and nothing could ever replace her in my heart, but the Wilson’s are the closest thing I’ve ever had to a family.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is letting people down. I strive every day to make sure I don’t let down the people I love most.
I hear you were raised by your grandmother. How well did you two get along?
We got along better than any grandparent and grandson could. She was more of a mom than a grandma. I bet that makes you wonder why I was in such a rush to get out on my own. It’s not as bad as it sounds. She told me stories about how my ancestors were strong and brave people. They went out in the world and became the best they could be. I wanted so badly to do the same and make her proud of me.
If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?
I would want to go back and hug my grandma one more time and tell her what I’ve figured out about the Granton house.
What is your earliest memory?
I remember a time when I was about four or five. My mom picked me up and hugged me tightly. She used to say that I gave the best hugs. It made me feel really good and special. Then my dad came in and told her that the car broke down. He was really upset about it. My mom handed me over to my dad and told him that one of my hugs would make him feel better. I squeezed him as tight as I could. When I looked at his face, he was smiling too. Five year old me felt like hugging was my superpower.
I know this is a random question, but do you hold the door open for the person behind you, or do you let it go and slam in their face?
I would hold the door opened. I can’t say that’s what I’ve always done, but I like to think of myself as a good person. Although, there was that one time where I slammed the door in my cousin Silas’s face when I was mad at him. But I don’t think it counts. I went into my grandma’s bedroom to get away from him. It was right after her funeral. I wasn’t myself.
What do you feel is your greatest success?
I’m not really sure. I would have to say that it was my work with the Granton house. I have a lot in the works, but I guess I’ll say that I feel that this is going to be my greatest success.
Did you play any sports in high school?
A little basketball. Most of my time was spent fishing with my grandma.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Lamar’s Burgers. They are the best.
The Secret of the 14th Room
Do you ever get a feeling that something is following you?
Levi Corbin left home at a young age, running from the demons of his childhood. But when he receives word that his grandmother has died, his world is turned upside down. Levi decides he’d rather face his past than let down the only person who ever loved him.
It isn’t long before Levi discovers that he is not the only heir to his grandmother’s estate. While trying to figure out if he’s ready to let go of the past, Levi finds a deep dark secret that could change his life and the course of history forever. Levi has to find someone to talk to about what he found, and soon gets an eerie feeling that someone is watching him. Someone who is out to get him.
As things go from bad to worse, Levi finds himself intrigued by several people in town. But letting his guard down results in people getting hurt. Levi will have to put his one chance at happiness on the line if he is to discover who is behind all the freak accidents that have been taking place.
About the Author
Rebecca Hemlock has written stories her entire life. She always knew she wanted to be a writer. That dream became a reality for her in 2016 when she landed her first job writing for her local newspaper. That same year, she was able to publish a children’s book under the pen name R.C. Burch. With a little help from some wonderful people, Rebecca was able to move forward in her writing career.
Rebecca published two more children’s books the following year, but children’s fiction was only the beginning. She self-published a novella in 2019, titled Bitter Betrayal, Arctic mysteries, and completed her first novel in 2020. When she is not writing, Rebecca enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.
Aside from being a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is also a member of Sister in Crime. Rebecca has a degree in English and a certificate in Creative Writing and is also pursuing a degree in Creative Writing.