This is a new experience for me and as middle-age takes an undeniably firm grip on my life I am up for a few more of those. So, as I was invited, via Goodreads, to the ‘Web Splash’ for Rebecca Emin’s novel New Beginnings, published today, I thought I would take a look.
On Rebecca’s website ramblingsofarustywriter she promises an online launch party, complete with virtual champagne, random giveaways and the launch of my second writing competition. How could I resist?
New Beginnings is a novel for older children about one Sam Hendry, who is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Initially given a tough time she finds new friends and has to, amongst other things, face up to bullies, find new interests and actually consider performing on stage.
Having seen some comments by young readers it is clearly a book many enjoyed and identified with. That age group is discerning and difficult to please in my experience so Rebecca has top marks so far.
As well as finding out more about Rebecca Emin and her book I also had the opportunity via her ‘linky’ to discover a number of writer’s blogs and sites I had never come across before. At a time when making contact with other writers and readers via the web has never been more important this has proved a great resource. How can you be a ‘good’ writer if you don’t read wagonloads, widely and well?