About the Author
Rebecca was born in New York, New York in 1956, but raised in New Orleans, LA. Rebecca loves that New Orleans Creole cooking and the great po-boys sandwiches. In 1985 she moved to Milton FL in 1985 with the love of her life and her two children.
Rebecca attended college in 1996 and received her Associate of Science Degree and Registered Nursing, which was a life long dream. She is now retired and writing her second book.
Rebecca wrote My Journey to Heaven and Back because of her near death experience. It is her hope that someone will be blessed and will discover that death is just a transition and nothing to fear. She was writing a book on her abuse when her near death experience happened and felt compelled to write My Journey to Heaven and Back first and put the abuse story on hold.
Rebecca has a finally found true love with her husband of 28 years and is blessed with a great marriage.
My Journey to Heaven and Back
“My Journey to Heaven and Back” is about a near death experience and a very inspiring love story. Rebecca’s encounter with death started because of surgery. All seemed fine and going as planned, but on the second day Rebecca suddenly stopped breathing. Her husband at her bedside immediately went for help. Staff arrived and “a code” was started. While staff was trying to revive Rebecca with medical interventions, her husband, Gene, was outside in another area pleading and praying for God’s divine intervention.
Gene’s pleas and prayers did not go unnoticed. His love reached into eternity and Rebecca heard his pleas. Would she decide to return to the love of her life or stay in a peaceful love filled atmosphere she recognized as “Heaven”? Not an easy decision.
Rebecca takes the reader on a journey of her life in which there were other times she eluded death. Her book was written to inspire those who are afraid to die. Death is a reality that everyone will face. How we face it is up to us. It is her hope and desire that no one will fear death after reading her descriptive and inspiring story of her near death experience.
DWED: Tell us a little about yourself:
Rebecca: I'm Rebecca D. Myers, Milton, FL. Mother of 2, married 28 years this March. I love to cook, sew and write. I am a new grandmother to a beautiful five month old little boy. He just melts my heart. I love cooking New Orleans Creole food and am thankful for my heritage from New Orleans. I really love Mardi gras and miss it. I am strong in my faith and love to read the bible and encourage people. I'm a retired R.N. and miss working as a nurse.
DWED: What inspired you to write?
Rebecca: I wanted to help and encourage someone. I believed I had a story to tell and maybe could help someone lose their fear of dying. I have to admit, I was afraid to die, but since my journey I have no fear of death whatsoever. I wanted others to know they do not need to fear death.
DWED: How did “My journey to Heaven and Back” come about?
Rebecca: Well, actually I was writing a book about my abuse when I experienced my near death experience and felt compelled to write about the experience first.
DWED: Is there, would you say a specific influence in your life that inspired you to publish this book?
Rebecca: Yes. I was definitely influenced by the experience of seeing and being in heaven. The sights, singing and feelings were unbelievable. I tried my very best to describe it. But, honestly no matter how hard I tried, I'm afraid I still did not do justice to the experience. Just to feel God's presence is definitely un-describable. I wish everyone would experience what I did. My life will never be the same.
DWED: Are you on a book tour or using any promotional devices to help push “My Journey to Heaven and Back”?
Rebecca: No, I am not on book tour. To be honest I am brand new to publishing and have not had time to explore all the opportunities that are available. I am learning everyday new things.
DWED: Was it hard to put your experiences on paper? Also, was it hard finding the nerve to publish?
Rebecca: It was not hard for me to put my experiences on paper at all. However, getting them in correct order, correct wording and punctuation is a completely different story. I read the book so many times before publishing I just about know it my heart. Publishing took me in another direction. I had to learn the ins and outs of publishing. There is a lot to discover when taking on publishing responsibilities. Luckily, the internet is full of information and advice which is very helpful.
Of course formatting e-books was brand new to me and pushing the enter button for the first time made me very nervous when placing it on the very first site.
DWED: Has the book had any positive feedback? Negative?
Rebecca: I have had nothing but positive feedback thus far. It warms my heart that complete strangers would be so kind. It definitely has been a humbling experience.
DWED: Do you have any hobbies?
Rebecca: Yes, I do. I love to sew and make crafts, cook and write. However, because of illness I do not do much cooking or crafts. I used to do a lot, but my body has slowed me down.
DWED: How are you doing now?
Rebecca: Since I wrote My Journey to Heaven and Back I have been extremely busy trying to promote it. Promotion takes up so much time. I do know that word of mouth is the very best type of promotion. I've been told my many that a writer does not become famous usually until they die. Well, done that. So...
DWED: What are your current Projects?
Rebecca: As of now, I am finishing my book about my physical, emotional, mental, and sexual abuse as a child and an adult. I want abused victims to know they can survive. There is hope for them. They are of value. There is help out there for them. They are not alone.
DWED: Is there anything you would like to say to your audience?
Rebecca: I would like to say thank you to those that have purchased My Journey to Heaven and Back and for their encouragement. Also, if someone is afraid of dying they need to buy the book. I believe they would find an answer to some of their questions. Be prepared the book takes you on a short journey of my life which is an insight to my next book about the abuse.
I would also like to ask the audience to please place your review of any book you read on Amazon. Reviews are so important to authors rather positive or negative. A positive review puts a smile on my face and in my heart.
Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this. I thank you for your valuable time and energy you devote to interviewing authors. It takes a very special person to be dedicated to promoting others.