Interview with Rachel Van Dyken, author of Capture
26 Aug 2015
Capture is a book about a seventeen year old girl who is a selective mute. Her movie star brother in law basically forces her to be an assistant to one of hollywoods hottest heart throbs, Lincoln Greene. A lot of the first part of the book is texting because thats the only way she can communicate. He slowly brings her out of the trauma but as they start to form a romantic relationship they both discover that although he was the key to healing her, he also has the power to destroy her.
Who are your literary heroes? Why do they inspire you?
Can I just say all of the above?? I have so many that it would take years for me to list….right now I’m really loving Shakespeare because I did a lot of research on The Taming of The Shrew for a book I just submitted to my publisher.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
To never give up.
Who is your favorite fictional couple from literature?
Belle and the beast? Oh wait…;) I hope it’s not too cliche but I love Romeo and Juliet.
Which books are currently on your nightstand?
Typically I have a lot of ARC’s from other publishers and authors, right now I’m reading Breaking a Legend by Sarah Robinson.
Say you’re hosting a dinner party and can invite anyone in the world, alive or dead, fictional or real. Who’s coming to dinner?
Walt Disney, I just want to sit in his presence…for maybe five minutes, then sob uncontrollably. I love Disney.
What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?
God, without him I wouldn’t be here or be doing what I love every single day. Family and close friendships also make the world go round. They bring me so much joy. I was having a rough day, as I typically do before a release and all it took was my sons laughter and husbands smile to kick the stress of the day.
What’s your favorite line from Capture?
Leave your window open tonight, Rapunzel, I’m climbing in.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Whatever you do, do it well.
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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.