, the romance-writing South Africa-native wasn’t originally planning to be an author. One of her teachers even told her that she should be a TV reporter because she was such a confident speaker. Another was at the opposite end of the spectrum, telling her if she kept “up this type of behavior you’ll be in jail, soon.”
Rabi veered away from both scenarios. The mother of two has definitely backed her claim that she is an all-out dreamer. It’s something in which she takes a lot of pride. Being a trained nurse and midwife, she left the field to pursue her . . . dream.
“Seriously, I’m a dreamer and whatever I’ve dreamed, I’ve achieved,” the outdoorsy, extreme sports lover said. “So these days I dream big; I’m not afraid to take chances and my strength is that I’m quite fearless–My weakness is also that I’m quite fearless. So, when I decided on a whim that I wanted to make a change, career-wise, I just did it. Writing has been my best career move, ever.”
Rabi told her husband, whom she is now divorcing, about a story that she read, which involved a U.S. soldier in the hands of Iraqi militants. The female soldier fell in love with one of her captors who eventually helped her escape. The two started a steamy affair, and she returned home with a big secret. The only problem was that the soldier was already married—to a U.S. Police Commissioner.
Rabi’s “soon-to-be ex” was extremely interested in the story and wanted to know more. She couldn’t believe that he was so interested in such a story.
Then, the dance-a-holic, who once taught Latin dancing, told him that it wasn’t a story plucked from the daily news, at all. In fact, it was an idea she had been toying with in hopes of writing the book. The very next day, he bought her a laptop and recording device, and he ordered her to write; hence, the author was born.
Rabi, who said she writes an average of four hours per-day, now, would wake up at 3:00 a.m. and write until 6:00 a.m. when she had to get the kids ready for school. She wrote everyday until her first book was published in 2012. Since then, she’s published a staggering twenty-one books.
“It was hard being creative with two kids, a home and a business,” said the writer who claims to completely “give a rat’s *ss,” about negative comments, “but I now write full time. So I’m really grateful with the way my life turned out.”
To her, now, stopping the creative juices would be like not breathing. Writing has become something she has to do.
“Never once in my life did I feel like giving up on writing,” Rabi added. “Writing is my life. When I get up in the morning, I have to write for at least an hour or I feel like I haven’t had my morning coffee.”
Readers can learn more about Rabi and check out and her books the following ways:
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Eve-Rabi/e/B005HXX1C4
“I have two books I plan to release late-April/early-May,” the woman with a wide-ranging variety of 1,200 songs on her iPod said. ”I’m loving the stories and I have a sneaky feeling, my readers will love them, too.”
P.S. Mrs. Rabi, I have to ask for all of us back in the States. Will you now tell us how to make a Vegemite Sandwich?
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