Rebecca Emin

Today is the publication of Rebecca Emin’s novel When Dreams Come True.  It’s the story of Charlie, a tomboy who is happiest hanging out with friends, watching films and climbing trees.  When she reaches thirteen, though, things begin to change.  How will the vivid dreams she begins to experience affect her life?  How will her family react when past secrets are revealed?

To mark the publication of When Dreams Come True, I’m taking part – along with others – in a blog hop.  We’ll be writing about vivid dreams and dreams that have affected us.  For me, the dream that has most affected my life is a recurring one I had around the age of fifteen or sixteen.  It’s disturbing, powerful and has remained with me for a long time.

I was in the school gym, with the rest of my family.  We were being held captive there by Nazi-type kidnappers.  We were made to lie face down.  I remember reaching out to grab the hand of my sister.  My dad was reassuring us.  The captors raised their guns and were about to fire.  What rushed through my head was how much I didn’t want to lose my family.  Or, indeed, my life.  It seemed to take an age to wake up.  What stayed with me about the dream was the suspense, the agonising waiting…

Thankfully, the dreams Rebecca writes about in When Dreams Come True aren’t so grim!  Do take a look at Rebecca’s Facebook page, where she is giving away lots of free stuff. You can buy Rebecca’s book at Amazon, Amazon US and Smashwords.

You can also follow Rebecca on Twitter here.

And if you want to have a look at Rebecca’s blog, including links to all the other writers who are writing about dreams today, go here.





I was was tagged by Rebecca Emin for a Lucky Seven Excerpt.

The rules are simple:
1. Go to page 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors (Done on Facebook)

So here’s the extract from my current work-in-progress, ‘The Long Path to Desire’:

Beside me, you turn, place an elbow under your face and mutter something. I can see you from here, trace your face carefully, lovingly and in detail. I’d be lost without you, without this sister. In life in general, as well as today, the day things could all change. The day of the interview and entry into that world of high ceilings and walnut bannisters, and porfolios and busyness.

In just a few short weeks it has transformed you, has allowed a freedom you’ve never had before.

So what do you think: how’s it shaping up so far?  Still plenty of work left to do…..




Literary Sisters: Author interview with Rebecca Emin

November 14, 2011

Today I have the pleasure of talking to Rebecca Emin, one of the most supportive fellow writers out there in the blogosphere.  Rebecca has written poetry and short stories, has had flash fiction published by Ether Books.  And now she’s published a novel for older children and teens.  It’s called ‘New Beginnings’ – a story […]

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