Friday, 8 July 2016

Blog Tour Stop - Where is Emma Butler's Life Plan? by Julia Wilmont


You guys, I'm so excited! This is my first ever blog tour. And for, what looks to be, a bloody good book too! I'm so excited for my turn to introduce you to Julia Wilmont and her new book, Where is Emma Butler's Life Plan?

Synopsis

Emma Butler doesn’t know it but she is about to get bit more angelic help than she was banking on. Someone has messed up, or have they?

It appears that Emma is about to be ‘recalled’ to heaven but has completed none of the tasks she had set herself for this life time. They must be completed before she is recalled and time is running out. Arch Angel Gregory decides to take over. He will be her Guardian Angel to ensure it all gets done.

There’s a lot to do and a very short time to do it in. Gregory is determined that it will all be completed by hook or by crook. But where does that leave free will and what about Jack who has been chosen to be Emma’s love interest? How will this impact him? Jack and Emma have no idea what is going on, but it’s not going to be plain sailing.


About The Author

Julia Wilmot began her exploration of the spiritual life as a teenager at school. She was fortunate to meet a wonderful family who all practised Transcendental Meditation (TM) and her future was set. At the age of 15 Julia learnt TM and felt she had found her path in life. She was so sure that this path was the only one for her that she decided not to go to University and study law as she had previously planned but to devote herself to teaching TM and working within the charity that teaches the technique. 

At 20, Julia was one of the founding members of a 300 people strong TM community in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and at 28 Julia became the Centre Chairman of the largest teaching centre for TM in Europe, which was based in Central London. Teaching Transcendental Meditation to people from all walks of life. 

Julia began this novel in 1995 but it remained in a drawer for many years. She came across it again in the early 2000s and fitting in with becoming a mother in 2002 it took until 2015 to finish it.

Julia currently focusses her attention on her writing, blogging and looking after her family. Forty years on and she still practises TM, as do her husband and son and they live in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, UK.


Guest Post

People watching is the best thing ever

Being a writer can be an isolating experience. It is often you and your computer and whatever view you have in front of you. Of course you often get lost in the world that you are creating and then where you are is of no importance. But every now and then I get up out of my chair, stretch and load my Mac into its case and decamp to a local coffee shop.

Somehow the general hubbub going on around me acts as a stimulus rather than an interruption in my thinking process and I can get quite a lot done while nursing a large green tea. One thing I love to do is imagine what the other folks who are also there with their PCs open in front of them are doing. Are they, like me, writers on the look out for a change of scene, people studying, cramming before an exam, or business people catching a few minutes before heading back to the office? 

Of course it is unfortunate if you pick the day and the same location in the coffee shop as your local new mums group. As they swarm in with their tiny babies I quickly ferret in my bag for my headphones. Today will not be a day for overhearing other people’s conversations but instead an opportunity to listen to my music. Then I have to be very careful to remember not to sing along. But I do allow myself to move with the music. I just don’t care. 

People watching, while I’m supposed to be writing, is a treat. I already have my computer in front of me so often I transcribe little nuggets that I overhear. Or maybe the body language and hushed tones of two friends will give me an idea for a scene in my book. What could they be whispering about? Man trouble probably! 

It isn’t just in the coffee shop but also on the train. In fact on the train can give you some great material. I once overheard three grown men talking about shooting people. They weren’t talking quietly either. They were brazen about it. ‘Did you see that one on the roof?’ one of them asked ‘I took him out alright.’ One of his accomplices answered ‘Yeh, and I got that one by the blue door. Did you see that?’ The third one, not to be outdone added, ‘I took out the two standing by the car.’ I was beginning to get rather curious if not a little nervous until I caught my son’s eye and he mouthed ‘Call of Duty.’ Well I thought it was unlikely that the SAS would talk like that on a train and I was pleased to see that my son has inherited the people watching gene.

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You can buy Where Is Emma Butler's Life Plan? on Amazon UK and Amazon US now!

You can connect with Julia on Twitter, or visit her website

You can also find the book on GoodReads.


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2 comments

  1. Without sounding like an idiot, what's a blog tour, haha?

    The book sounds awesome!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha - don't worry, I didn't know either before this post! And I still don't really understand it. But I think it's where a number of bloggers host a post about a certain thing (in this case, a book!) on different days (usually around a release date, I think). I could be completely wrong - but that's how I understand it! Haha. x

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