Tuesday, August 6, 2013

EMMA by Rebecca H Jamison--INT giveaway & interview

EMMA by Rebecca H Jamison. Take a look at this fun one. It sounds great! Be sure to enter to win your own ecopy, and stay tuned for my review! Click here to read the first chapter.

Emma isn’t so good at the whole life-coaching thing. Her first client ended up with a broken heart and is threatening to relapse in her bad habits. Now Emma has problems of her own to deal with, and all those problems start with one name: Justin.

Justin is her best friend, so it’s hard for Emma not to feel betrayed when she suspects he is falling for her childhood rival. And she knows she’s losing him despite her best efforts. No matter how much she tries, she keeps running up against obstacles. How is she supposed to help other people when she’s drowning in her own failures?

Fans of Jane Austen’s Emma will love this modern retelling of the classic romance novel. Fall in love with Emma’s latter-day tale of redemption, forgiveness, and the quest for true love.


What made you decide to become a writer? 

I never thought I'd become an author. Writing is just something I do for fun. My first published novel started when I couldn't get an idea out of my head. After I finished, I set a New Year's resolution to send the manuscript to a publisher. I had to force myself to do it.

Who inspires you? 

Great writers help me to write better. Obviously, I love Jane Austen. I also like to listen to motivational speakers when I get discouraged. I have some health coaches who have helped me with my fitness goals. They inspired me to make Emma a life coach.

What would you like your readers to get out of your writing? 

I hope my readers have a fun time reading, but I also hope that they'll feel empowered. One of the major themes of Emma: A Latter-day Tale is self-acceptance. I want readers to come away feeling that they don't have to be perfect to accomplish great things. Failure is okay.

Where did this idea come from? 

I had an idea to make Jane Fairfax into a country music star named Jena Farley. I built the rest of the book around that concept.

Who was your favorite character to develop? 

I had a lot of fun developing Justin. He's a nerd in many ways. He dresses in sci-fi themed T-shirts. He has a home but doesn't furnish it. He loves old music. But, he's also full of wisdom.

Any advice for aspiring authors? 

Read a lot and write a lot. Then let other people read what you've written. A lot of writers hate having other people critique their work, but it's a necessary part of the process, especially for beginners.

What can we expect next from you? 

Right now I'm working on a retelling of Sense and Sensibility. I'm also outlining a Romance about a wannabe cowboy who moves to a country town and then makes a whole lot of mistakes.

Where can we purchase your book? 

It should be in Seagull bookstores around the middle of August. It will also be in Costco around that time. Deseret Book will probably get it later. You can also order online: Amazon & Barnes and Noble

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