Hello everyone! Today, I am joined by a new and upcoming author Julie Shackman whose debut novel ‘Rock My World’ was released only days ago on the 9th February by Not So Noble Books.
Firstly, I’d like to say a big congratulations on the publication with ‘Not So Noble Books’ – how does it feel?
Thank you Clare. I’m over the moon about it! To be honest, I don’t think it has sunk in yet!
What can readers expect from your novel ‘Rock My World’?
They can expect laughter, tears, passion, suspense and musical nostalgia! I hope they have as much enjoyment reading my novel, as I did writing it.
What was the hardest part of writing your novel?
I think the hardest part was coming to the end of writing it! I felt like my characters became good friends to me, so it was a combination of happiness at completing the story, but sadness too.
What made you fall in love with writing?
I’ve always loved books, right from an early age. I remember reading novels by Jilly Cooper and Judith Krantz when I was 13 and thinking, “Wow! Imagine doing something like this that you love, every day – and that gives people happiness and escapism.”
Using only 3 words how would you describe yourself as an author?
Grateful to Publisher!
And finally, everyone gets asked this question, how do you take your tea?
I like my tea not too strong, with milk and no sugar (and preferably with a white chocolate cookie!)
About ‘Rock My World’
A charming romantic suspense thriller with a paranormal twist.
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?