Wednesday, September 23
#AuthorInterview: Rachel Brimble!
Liz: Welcome, Rachel! Let's start with this: Look back and choose a life-changing moment you'd like to tell us about.
Rachel: My most life-changing moment was when my family and I were caught up in the 2010 French floods. We were holidaying at a caravan park and woken at 2am and told to evacuate. Twelve hours later, we were rescued by helicopter from the camp’s clubhouse roof. We lost all our belongings/passports etc, but 25 lost their lives that day. We were very lucky…I have never taken life for granted since.
Nan: What a terrifying experience! What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
Rachel: Treat others how you’d like to be treated yourself.
Set your life up the way you want it to be. Family and friends are everything.
Kristina: I agree with you completely! Great advice. Do you believe a writer should write every day?
Rachel: Yes. In whatever form that might be. We are all busy people, but if you really want to write, a half an hour to put pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard can be found if you make it a priority. Even writing in a journal every day can provide ideas/thought/premises for a story.
Margie: Name three people, living or dead, you’d love to have dinner with. Where would go and what would you ask them?
Rachel: Margaret Mitchell, Oprah Winfrey & Heath Ledger
I would be happy to invite them to my home and have my husband cook one of his fabulous barbecued dinners! I’d asked Margaret Mitchell why she felt so compelled to write such an epic novel and was she ever entirely happy with the finished manuscript. I’d ask Oprah to teach me how to be as spiritually accepting as she seems to be in every aspect of her life & finally, I’d asked Heath Ledger what life decisions would he would make differently if he had his time again.
Kristina: Intriguing questions...I'd like to know those answers, too! Okay, readers, check out Rachel's newest Harlequin SuperRomance here:
Blurb for Her Hometown Redemption:
She's back to right her wrongs
When Tanya Todd returns to Templeton Cove, she knows better than to expect a warm welcome. She burned a few bridges on her way out of town, and making amends won't be easy. First on her list is the man whose heart she carelessly shattered, Liam Browne.
Seeing the successful criminal lawyer after all these years, Tanya is interested in more than just Liam's forgiveness. As they work together to bring the man who hurt her sister to justice, the attraction between them sizzles. Suddenly Tanya's second chance could include a future with Liam…if she can prove she's changed.
Buy Her Hometown Redemption: Amazon UK Amazon US BN
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and three Victorian romances by eKensington/Lyrical.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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