Monday 22 June 2015

Blog Tour: Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh

TitleReturn to Bluebell Hill
Author: Rebecca Pugh
Published: 18th June 2015
Publisher: Carina

Today I am part of the amazing Blog Tour for Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh, whose cover I revealed a little while ago and whose gorgseous book was published last week.I am a quarter of the way through so check back for my review :) Today I am so excited to share with you Rebecca's writing process.  Please do keep following along with the tour for other great content and posts.

On Becoming a Carina UK Author

Published author? Me? A girl (okay, a twenty-two year old woman) from the quiet little county of Shropshire? No, I can hardly believe it either. In fact, I have to keep pinching myself to make sure that this is all real and not some dream that I’ve conjured up.

I’ve never really imagined big things for myself. Becoming a published author was something that I’d always dreamt about but just seemed so unreachable that I tucked it away right in the furthest, darkest corner of my mind, and perhaps would bring out to play with whenever I was feeling starry-eyed and thinking about what I’d do if I knew I wouldn’t fail. I’ve always been an avid, passionate reader, but writing the books myself? Not possible.
Until, of course, I did start writing them. I’ve never before finished writing one of my own stories completely. I’d start off feeling determined, tapping away at lightning speed, until I hit a point and didn’t know where else I could take my characters. Return to Bluebell Hill was the first story that I felt compelled to finish, that I felt if I didn’t finish, then my characters would forever be waiting for me to return to determine their fates, frozen in time until I opened their world back up and continued typing. I couldn’t just leave them there like that. As ridiculous as it sounds, I had to carry on and deliver them safely to their final destinations.

Since signing with Carina UK, I’ve realised that perhaps maybe I’m not so bad. From a document on my laptop to a published eBook, Return to Bluebell Hill has taken me to a place that I never, ever before thought I’d reach. It has been crazy, exciting and so, so surreal, and I have loved every single second of it. The thought of now being able to share my stories with readers is insane, and I’m still slowly coming to terms with it. People will be reading my writing. I’ll be the one responsible for whether they’re whisked away to a fictional world or not, whether they’ll fall in love with my hero and take sides with my heroine in difficult situations. I suppose it’s a little bit daunting, but I’m definitely ready to give it my best shot. To me, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

As I said, I never imagined big things for myself, but this? This is so much bigger than big! This is HUGE! This is what I never thought would be possible, suddenly becoming possible! How often does someone watch their dream come true, how often does someone get to feel every single emotion that comes alongside your wish being granted?
I’m still that average, twenty-something girl (okay, twenty-two year old woman) from Shropshire, but I’m now a published Carina UK author, too. And if it that isn’t enough to blow your mind, then I really don’t know what is!

Rebecca Pugh.

About Rebecca 

Rebecca Pugh grew up in the green county of Shropshire, with a mind full of fairy-tales and happy endings. Enchanted by true love and Disney Princesses, she decided that no matter what life threw her way, she'd continue to see the world through a child's eyes. Through the pages of countless books, her adoration of reading blossomed, and it didn't take long for her to fall under the spell of hundreds of authors' words. 

Now, Rebecca's own story has taken a fairy-tale like turn, and at 22, her dream has come true. With her faithful companions: Bonnie the dog, her partner, and her gigantic family by her side, Rebecca is ready to share her stories with readers who enjoy falling in love and losing themselves within beautiful, fictional worlds.

Rebecca Pugh is the author of women's fiction and romance, her all-time favourite genres. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good swoon?

Return to Bluebell Hill is out now!

1 comment:

  1. I have not read the book, but have seen it mentioned all over twitter along with Rebecca's effervescent enthusiasm. I love hearing stories about how author's kept up the motivation to complete their books. And it sounds like there are many more stories from this one to come.