Author Rebecca Robertson answers your questions!

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For the next installment of Inkitt’s author Q&A sessions, we chatted to Rebecca Robertson! Rebecca has spent some time talking to us about her book, The Replacement, which you can find on Inkitt’s sister app, Galatea. 

So, grab a cup of coffee and get comfy, because you’re going to want to read this.

Tell us a little about yourself. Perhaps something not many people know?

I love biscuits–although, I’m pretty sure EVERYONE knows that about me. I wrote the majority of The Replacement on my commute to work when I lived in London. My favorite color is red, just like a certain character of mine and I have an unhealthy obsession with cute stationary.

Music or silence?

This one is difficult because I love both. I guess it depends what I’m doing? For writing/editing, I usually have music on. It’s a great way to get inspired. But there’s a lot to be gained from silence. Especially for your mental health! 

If you could spend time with a character from The Replacement, who would it be? And what would you do during that day? 

Leila–Spencer’s daughter. She’s such a sweetheart. She’d probably insist we grab coffee, get our nails done and go shopping (even though she’s only six). I’d definitely suggest a trip to London zoo. I LOVE going to the zoo. 

What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?



I can only say so much because I don’t want to give away spoilers but mannnnnn, he’s mean!

What is something memorable you have heard from your readers on Galatea?

I remember a reader saying that reading The Replacement on Galatea was like watching the movie and I LOVED that. Having sound/visual effects on my book is amazing and it seems my readers enjoy it, which is always nice.

What book that you have read has most influenced your life?

The first book series I ever read was the Mediator Series by Meg Cabot and I fell in love with reading after that. If it wasn’t for those books, I wouldn’t be writing today. Her characters were so lovable. I remember wanting to create something like that.

What are two of your favorite covers of all time? (Not your own.)

I was once gifted the complete works of Jane Austin and the cover is absolutely stunning. It’s sky blue with gold embroidery–my pride and joy! Another cover I love is Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott. The illustration is magic! 

What’s the single best decision you ever made?

About a year ago, I went back to school to get my qualification in teaching. I was nervous about doing this and didn’t have much confidence in myself. Fast-forward a year and I’m now a teaching assistant in a primary school and I love my job. I’m so glad I put my big girl pants on and did it!

On Sundays, I like to…

Stay in my pyjamas and read/write. I’ll occasionally stop to refill my tea.

What’s next for you?

I’m actually working on a YA Thriller at the moment. I’ve always loved reading this genre and decided to challenge myself. So far, I’m loving it. I’d also like to buy a house and fill each room with bookshelf after bookshelf. Basically, my plan is to build a library and live in it. HAHA!

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