What inspired you to write your memoir?
I felt called by God to share my story to help others who are struggling with their marriage or any relationship.
About your Book:
Throughout much of my married life, I lived under the illusion that I had it all together – it was everyone else that needed fixing. Several years into my second marriage my husband, a Deputy Sheriff, became a workaholic and was never home. Meanwhile, I became a volunteeraholic, too busy to face the fact that we had become two strangers under one roof, raising three kids.
God revealed Himself to me through the different women I volunteered with. As my heart slowly opened to God’s presence, my marriage came crashing down around me. As I cried out for God’s help, I discovered my husband’s affair. I found myself surrounded by faithful people who gave me the strength to face the problems in my marriage and the tools needed to begin fixing it.
Over the next four years, my husband’s health deteriorated and he was forced to retire. Through this God continually showed me I was In His Way and then, when He knew He had my attention, He would proceed to show me how to do things In His Way. In the end, what God told me to do, saved my husband’s life, and our marriage. What was broken is now fixed by the grace and love of God.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self publish through CreateSpace. It was quick, easy, free and there was no need to wait for someone else to publish it and possibly change what I had to say.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
A memoir is about your personal experiences. A fiction book is creating a story. It can be difficult to get your feelings and experiences down as well as making up a story.
Rebecca Duvall is married to a retired Deputy Sheriff and a mother of three. Her husband is currently a Law Enforcement Chaplain. She studied Accounting and worked in several different Accounting positions as she worked her way up the corporate ladder. Then, not long after her oldest daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy, she decided to be a stay at home mom to be more available for her family. As her children went through Elementary school she volunteered on the Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Board as Treasurer and President. Her passion was working with other parents to help the teachers, school and district. Up until 2008 Rebecca had no religious foundation. She thought she had to do everything on her own and the world was expected of her at all times. Then, through the women she volunteered with, she became a Christian in the end of 2008 and was baptized in June of 2009. Once she put her life in God’s hands, she realized He would equip her with all she needed along her journey of life, along with an entire community of people, the church. Since becoming a Christian, Rebecca has been very active at the church she attends. From being on the Outreach Committee helping run the Alpha course to being an Elder over Prayer and Administration and Finance. More recently, God has given Rebecca the desire to share her story and the struggles she walked through in her marriage. She did this through writing In His Way. She also continues to share her daily struggles with faith and family through her blog www.inhisway.net/blog. Rebecca enjoys connecting with others via the internet and sharing their ‘God stories’ on her blog. If you have a ‘God story’ you would like to share on her blog, you can reach her through her website.