Author Profile: Julia Hughes

Today, we’re chatting with Julia Hughes, author of the novel A Ripple in Time, from Harefield, England, the last village in London. Writing under her maiden name—to spare her sons’ blushes—Julia enjoys writing the kinds of books she likes to read. As a storyteller since childhood, Julia has been writing almost as long—a lifetime of spinning tales.  Her debut novel, A Ripple in Time, is just the latest proof of her story-telling journey (reviewed her last month, too!)

When asked where her inspiration comes from, Julia explains that it can strike her anywhere, anytime. Her thought process is best described in her own words:

“My world is full of ‘what ifs,” she says. “That’s how I came to write A Ripple in Time. By pondering what if the Titanic had never made that fateful collision? The Titanic tragedy signaled the beginning of the end of the ‘golden era’ culminating in the bloody brutal WW1. The Allied & Axis armies basically fought each other to a standstill. It was only America’s intervention that swung the tide. If somehow the Titanic not sinking prevented America from entering that war, what then? And this is how the novel began to grow.”

In A Ripple in Time, the main character Wren’s dreams collide with a young girl aboard the Titanic, accidentally alerting her to the disaster and inspiring her to change her fate. As the catalyst in a series of events that be undone for the sake of mankind, this incident sends Wren back in time to rectify the mistake. This paranormal romance suspends reality in favor of a well told adventure and brings to life an entire parallel universe in doing so.

If you would like to win a free copy of Julia’s debut novel, comment on this post. Five lucky readers will win! Look for the results on November 30, 2011!

Find A Ripple in Time for sale here: Smashwords, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Follow Julia’s Facebook page or connect with her via Twitter @Tinkertoldmeto. Julia and her book can also be found on Goodreads

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About stephaniehaddad

Stephanie is a freelance writer, novelist, and mother of two children.
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15 Responses to Author Profile: Julia Hughes

  1. tweezle says:

    This sounds like a great book! I have always gotten in trouble as a kid because of the “What if’s”. I was told that nothing good can come from them. So happy to see Julia made something good come from them! 🙂
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Hi, I love books about Titanic! I’m getting to read Titanic 2012 by Robert Walker and A Ripple in Time sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. egstanley(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Midnight says:

    A Ripple In Time sounds interesting!
    Would love to have a copy ^^
    Thanks for this giveaway~

  4. Kim Thomas says:

    I would like to enter the giveaway please.

    Sounds like a good book 🙂

  5. Kiru Taye says:

    The book looks interesting, Julia. I’d like to read it. Congratulations on its release.

  6. joeypinkney.com says:

    This is a great giveaway. Sign me up.

  7. Julie Witt says:

    I love everything about the description of this book and would LOVE to win a copy!! Thanks so much for the chance:)

  8. Julie S. says:

    Sounds like a really interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

  9. Lori M. says:

    Sounds absolutely fascinating! Changing history or changing the future – just think of all that! Of course, like many, I am fascinated with not only the Titanic but many ships that have sunk. I would love a copy but whatever will be will be. Thank you for the kind offer!

  10. Hannah Hummel says:

    I would love to read & review this book. I prefer a smashwords coupon, but kindle is fine. My email is Hannah.Hummel129@gmail.com.

  11. De Novack says:

    Sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the giveaway

    Deb
    mom2000_18@yahoo.com

  12. Kelly Fox says:

    Sounds good! I’d like to win it! Thanks!

  13. Kim Thomas says:

    I would like to enter the giveaway please

  14. stinsonbooks says:

    Looks like a great read. 🙂

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