Immerse Yourself in Stories – Caroline Rebisz – Author of A Mother’s Loss

Unveiling the Literary World of Caroline Rebisz: From Finance to Fiction


PHOTO: A Journey of Retirement, Thatched Cottages, and Self-Published Success

“Discover the captivating story of Caroline Rebisz, a former finance professional turned self-published author. Join us as she shares her favorite books, recommends lesser-known authors, and unveils the secrets of her writing process.

Caroline Rebisz grew up in Hertfordshire, UK. After spending a career in finance, she had the opportunity to take early retirement and devote her time to writing. Now settled in a thatched cottage in the Wiltshire countryside she spends her free time with family, friends and her books. Caroline is a self-published author with six books available on Amazon.   

 What’s your favorite book no one else has heard of?

Recovering Alice by Catherine Morrison, another indie author. It’s a hard hitting story about alcohol dependency and the impact the destruction has on relationships.

You’re organizing a party. Which two authors, dead or alive, do you invite?

Agatha Christie, as I’m currently working on a murder mystery so her advice would invaluable. Cynthia Harrold-Eagles who wrote the Morland Dynasty. I have read all of her books and would love to know how she managed to keep track of all her characters whilst writing over 20 plus books about one family dynasty.

Who are your favorite writers? Are there any who aren’t as widely known as they should be, whom you’d recommend in particular?

Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Jodi Picoult, Jean M Auel are the more famous authors I enjoy reading. Recently, I have concentrated on reading indie authors who are not widely known. Morton R Leader, Mary Lay, Lisa Thomas, Bridget Walsh, KM Harding, Marie Keates to name a few. I would definitely recommend checking out #WritingCommunity on Twitter where I have met some fabulous authors and found great books.

What do you read when you’re working on a book? And what kind of reading do you avoid while writing?

Whilst I’m writing, I need the release of reading to balance my day. I don’t avoid any specific books except fantasy and sci-fi which aren’t really my taste. Being a prolific reader helps me develop my craft, picking up useful tips from fellow authors.

Who is your favorite hero or heroine?

Cathy Earnshaw. The first time I read Wuthering Heights I could imagine myself as the character. I loved her sassy nature and self-centre attitude really appealed to me. I was quite a rebel growing up!

What genres do you especially enjoy reading? 

Historical and romance fiction.

What book are you planning to read next?

Next on my list is The Accidental Cop by Eve Koguce, an author from Latvia

What books and authors have impacted your writing career?

I’m an avid reader and love books by Philippa Gregory, who inspired my desire to write. Another author I have huge respect for is Nicola May a bestselling self-published author who has been so generous with her support and advice.

What kind of reader were you as a child? 

My parents both worked in education and I was lucky that they encouraged me to explore the joy of reading from a young age. I was brought up with The Secret Seven books, writing my own version when at school. I found the manuscript recently when moving house and it did make me smile! 

If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be? And what would you want to know?

Emily Bronte. It would be fascinating to understand her writing journey as a woman in 19th Century England where being an author was not considered an acceptable career. I would love to know if  she ever suffered from with imposter syndrome?

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