Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Chance Encounter by Rae Shaw - Book Tour

A Chance Encounter

Julianna Baptiste, a feisty bodyguard, finds her new job tedious, that is until her boss, the evasive Jackson Haynes, spikes her curiosity. Who is behind the vicious threats to his beautiful wife and why is he interested in two estranged siblings?

Mark works for Haynes’s vast company. He’s hiding from ruthless money launderers.

His teenage sister Ellen has an online friend whom she has never met. Ellen guards a terrible secret.

For eight years their duplicitous father has languished in prison, claiming he is innocent of murder. The evidence against him is overwhelming, so why does Mark persist with an appeal?

Keen to prove her potential as an investigator, Julianna forces Mark to confront his mistakes. The consequences will put all their lives in danger.

Pre-order Link

UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08X1PN4VH

US - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08X1PN4VH


Trailer - https://youtu.be/g2U11opEcqs

Author Q&A
What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?

Favorite childhood memory involving books?
Not exactly books. I took a long time to learn to read – I was about seven years old. I loved Asterix graphic books, and having the visual clues helped with the reading. Being slow to learn to read shouldn’t be used to judge intelligence, and no child should be stigmatized for using whatever they need to help them learn.

Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
Yes – I wrote poetry from about eight years old. My first proper short story when I was ten.

How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
It’s either a year or six years, so my average would be a bit misleading. Some books just take time to evolve, and I’ve abandoned early versions because I don’t feel ready to tackle them.

How do you select the names of your characters?
Easy to type and with the help of a random generator when I need something unusual. I use the Scrivener writing tool and it comes with a name generator.

What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical, especially Medieval or Tudors, and I prefer mysteries to straight drama. Not a big fan of Victorian era, although I love Dickens.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I draw and play music – I’m a flautist and pianist.

Do you listen to music when writing?
Yes, but nothing with lyrics, or at least lyrics in English, as they distract. I have a ‘relaxing music’ playlist that fills the silence and it’s pretty eclectic and mainly classical.

Would you ever write under a pseudonym?
Rae Shaw is my pseudonym for the Crime series I’m writing. My real name, which I also publish under, is Rachel Walkley.

Do you have a favorite food/snack/drink when writing (or anytime)?
Tea, cake, chocolate digestives, fruit smoothies. Brain food, not exactly healthy stuff!


Author Bio – 

Rae Shaw is a pen name for the author Rachel Walkley.


Rachel is based in the North West of England. She read her first grown-up detective novel at the age of eleven, which proved to be a catalyst for filling many shelves with crime books, which still occupy her home and grow in number whenever she visits a book shop.

As well as crime, Rachel likes to unplug from the real world and writes mysteries that have a touch of magic woven into family secrets.


Social Media Links –



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Rachel Walkley



  1. Thank you for sharing my book, and the interesting questions.


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