Today I am excited to be on the blog tour for Susan Tarr’s new book Almost an Author, published by Junction Publishing
About the Book
When a chance meeting with a local publisher outside a small bookshop results in all three of her manuscripts being signed, Ruby Wright thinks she has it made. Already she sees images of herself wearing dark glasses, being mobbed by fans clamouring for her latest blockbuster…
Little does Ruby know, but her ditsy publisher is a charlatan who has no more idea about publishing than Ruby does. Pretty soon Ruby is broke.
She has no IT experience so depends heavily on her nerdy flatmate, Hunter, whenever her computer fails her. He has enough of his own issues to deal with—he is studying for his final law exams. She bribes him with a dog she found on the side of the road, then Panforte, which chips his tooth, and a couple of Axolotls until he finally gives in and helps her. But Ruby’s life is filled with disaster…
What follows is excitement, disappointment, heartache, love and loss as we follow Ruby’s hilarious struggles to maintain her trust and focus in the ever-shifting publishing industry and in people in general.
Thanks to Jill running these tours for Junction I am now reading a much wider range of books to my usual, and enjoying the majority of them as well.
I really got into this book quite quickly and it was a very easy book to read as the main character, Ruby, is a friendly person with many likable qualities about her and the way she falls for the publisher’s lies makes her even more believable.
I enjoyed the way the book flowed and it kept me hooked all the way through to the end.
Even thought it is billed as a romance book I would not class it as this. There is some Romance but most of the time it is about friendship instead.
The book is a strong 4 star read from me and I will be looking out for more books by Susan in the future.
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About the Author
Susan Tarr has been writing for 25 years, drawing on her international travels, work within the NZ tourism industry, and her work in various psychiatric hospitals within New Zealand.
She lived in Kenya, East Africa, for some years where she began her family.
Although she writes from personal experience, she also uses anecdotal information from conversations and other peoples’ stories, resulting in her characters taking on a life of their own and becoming larger than life. She enjoys a wide variety of personalities.
Susan says, “As I write their stories, my characters will often lead me to places I couldn’t imagine. So I relax and let them form as they will. I am passionate about my writing and I usually have three books on the go at any one time.”