This is my stop during the blog tour for The Girl on Camera by Morgan Dun-Campbell. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 6 till 26 August. See the tour schedule here.
By Morgan Dun-Campbell
Age category: New adult, Adult
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Blurb:Reality TV is about to get real..."Are you ready to win the heart of the nation? Compete with seven other contestants for the cash prize? Change your life forever?"Twenty-six-year old Rory Stevens is thrilled to be selected as one of eight contestants for new reality show: The Retreat.However, on the second day of filming - during a televised broadcast from the show's host - all power shuts off with no explanation: leaving the contestants, quite literally, in the dark.Completely stranded, it is now up to Rory and her seven companions to figure out what is happening.And then one of them disappears...Guest Post
My favourite vacation was three years ago, when I took part in a road trip travelling across the Southern US states, from New York to Los Angeles, hosted by TrekAmerica. I live in the UK, and I’d never visited America before, so it was certainly a shock when I first arrived in New York – everything was huge! I recognised so many landmarks from films and TV shows, but that couldn’t compare to seeing it all in reality.
After spending two days exploring NYC solo, I met up with the other members of the road trip. We were all strangers beforehand, and were of varying nationalities – Swedish, Irish, British, German, Canadian, New Zealand, and more. There were thirteen of us in total, and we would be spending every single day with each other, for twenty four days. It was incredible – and also physically gruelling! Each and every morning and evening, we would pack/unpack our tents at a new campsite. We’d also assign teams and alternate who cooked each night, and who washed up, etc. Most days were a six am start so we could really make the most of exploring each new destination. Of course, there were many hours on the road, too – we all travelled via one large minivan.
It was an incredible whirlwind, taking in so many sights in such a short amount of time. My personal highlights were: visiting Liberty Island in NYC; seeing the Rocky steps in Philadelphia; seeing the White House – and being informed by guards that the helicopters flying overhead were escorting President Obama; white water rafting in the Appalachian Mountains; exploring Graceland in Memphis; hearing live music – and attempting line-dancing – at a saloon in Nashville; travelling along Route 66; visiting infamous Jazz-tastic Bourbon Street in New Orleans; exploring Texas, including campsites, and a steakhouse where we met legitimate Hells’ Angels; witnessing the incredible landscapes of Sant Fe; staying in a luxury hotel in Las Vegas, and having a quick go at the slot machines; shopping in Beverly Hills; seeing Hollywood’s Walk of Fame; partying in California, including being invited to join Jason Derulo’s VIP table (even though I’m not a fan of his music!) and a bike ride around the rather magical Santa Monica.
It was an amazing experience for so many reasons: the independence, meeting new people, the physical challenges – there was a lot of hiking involved in some locations – and taking in the wonders of the USA, and the enormous variety of all the states. It was a huge eye-opener, and I loved the culture of every single state we visited. Shortly after this trip, I flew from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, where I lived for ten months – this was a trip I saved up for for roughly a year, and planned as my epic travel adventure before I would roll up my sleeves and get stuck into a career in publishing. Many lessons were learnt along the way (particularly how easy it is to adjust to living out of three suitcases!) And I hope that meeting so many diverse people helped strengthen my ability to create a range of characters.
For fans of Naomi Alderman, Dave Eggers and John Marrs.
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Morgan Dun-Campbell lives in London. She has an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing and Publishing, has participated in two Arvon literary writing courses, and has worked as an intern for numerous publishing houses, including Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury. The Girl on Camera is her first novel.
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