Ruby Cameron is an ambitious reporter for a local paper where she is fed scraps of news, and lives with a man whose “idea of living dangerously is to leave the heating on when we pop out to the shops”. But after catching her squeaky clean boyfriend in flagrante delicto she ups sticks and moves into her own small home, only to discover the ghostly presence of a cheeky rock star who becomes her confidant as the dynamics of her small town, and her feelings about her dashing new boss, begin to throw up more questions than she can answer. Will Ruby discover who she really is, and perhaps more importantly, who she wants to be?
About Julie. I trained as a journalist but writing romance has always been a dream of mine. When I’ve not got my head in a book or drafting one, I write verses and captions for greetings card companies. Writing at home seems to be incredibly difficult for me – I usually require coffee, music and noise.
“Rock My World” is my first contemporary romance novel . I have just finished writing my second novel and am polishing that at the moment whilst beginning to do some research for my third. These are also contemporary romances with a good dose of humour (hopefully!). I’m married, have two sons and live in Scotland.
Thank You! By Julie Shackman
Having someone turn round and say to you “I loved your book. I couldn’t stop reading” is an
As a debut writer, I don’t think anything can prepare you for the rush of delight when this is said to you.
All the hard work, compromise and effort of writing your novel are re-paid instantly.
The realisation someone has picked up your novel; they have chosen to read your work. And most importantly, they have enjoyed reading it!
When I was writing my debut contemp romance “Rock My World”, I hoped that readers would enjoyit every bit as much as I did writing it.
In fact, as well as a sense of accomplishment when writing those two special words “The End”, I also felt somewhat sad.
I suppose it felt a bit like saying goodbye to an old friend.
To have readers contact you to say how much they enjoyed your book, is something to be treasured.
To hear how your characters, which’ve come straight from your imagination, touched them or made them laugh, cry or nod in sympathy, is priceless.
My dream is to write more contempt romance novels, that people will feel they can lose themselves in.
That, for me. is what it’s all about.
Thank you Julie, it was a pleasure welcoming you to M's Bookshelf today!