I’m so happy to introduce author Chevoque! She writes contemporary, historical, and paranormal stories, among other things. If you’re looking for stories with an international flair, Chevoque may just be what you’ve been searching for. Here’s a little bit about Chevoque.
I was born as Rochelle de Beer on 15 May 1992 in Klerksdorp, South Africa, and as an only child, the world seemed like a lonely place, until I set my mind free and got lost in the worlds I created myself. My writing started at a young age and with numerous stories still waiting to be released from my mind, only time now seems to hold me back. I also have a degree in BSc. Environmental and Biological Sciences, because I’m a tree-hugging animal lover, who hopes to never use my degree to cause cruelty.
Let’s start with something fun. What’s your favorite hobby?
Writing used to be just a hobby, but now as a full-time author, I have to say photography and photoshop are past-times I can’t get enough of. Which is likely a good thing, as I have created most of my covers myself and I enjoy doing digital art as well, so all those things combined sure keeps me sane.
If you had the opportunity—who would you like to spend an afternoon with and why?
Sir David Attenborough.
I will shamelessly admit that I envy all the things he has done and all the things he has achieved. I primarily decided to do a degree in BSc. Botany and Zoology, because of all the amazing TV shows I had watched of him growing up. So an afternoon with tea and a long conversation with him would be a bucket list tick down I hope to actually one day achieve.
Coffee, tea, soda or something else?
I’m a sucker for caffeine! Be it in the form of coffee, I love Nescafé’s Alta Rica and Rosabaya blends the most and when it comes to tea, I love Rooibos and Lager’s is my absolute favourite. Apart from that, I love a Steelworks when it is hot, so basically in South Africa, that means every day.
What are you working on right now?
The Marked Series, it is a two book series about two different people, who have birthmarks on their faces, and how they deal with being different in a society where looks are everything.
How would you describe your writing style?
Easy with a lot of South African flare…or so I hope. I use South African slang, as there really is no better way to describe some situations than with a few proudly South African trimmings, but I do keep in mind that most of my readers are international. Thus, I always keep it descriptive enough so all can enjoy the sarcasm or jokes, because I love adding humour in everything I do, while never forgetting to add a cause/theme to my books.
Do you have any advice for a person just beginning their writing career?
Don’t think you can’t and never aspire. Only be.
If you take the time; wrote your heart out, sold your soul and nearly lost yourself in your own mind, you’ve proved yourself worthy to be known as an author.
Do you immerse yourself in new situations for writing ideas or do your ideas come to you through your normal, day-to-day life?
They come to me in whatever I do, I can literally be out to buy some groceries and then I’ll need to rush home to get the idea down, before it slips from my mind. Or I can even be working on something and then I’ll hear a song (I love music) and then everything will be put on hold, so I can get this new idea down. Thus I own four notebooks filled with ideas for books and it grows every week!
Where can we find you on the interwebs?
Amazon Author Page: http://goo.gl/ZaDsnM
Thank you so much, Chevoque! I appreciate you taking time from a busy schedule to tell us about yourself and your books.
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