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Monday, October 14, 2013

Author Interview - Cami Checketts

Please welcome Cami Checketts to the Far Edge of Normal!
Cami is a part-time author, part-time exercise consultant, part-time housekeeper, full-time wife, and overtime mother of four adorable boys. Sleep and relaxation are fond memories. She’s never been happier.
Please refer to her website – http://www.camichecketts.com for more information about her books.

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Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
I love to write clean romantic suspense with a side of comedy (not sure that’s a genre).
I love all my books so much, but I’m always most in love with the book I’m working on right now. Blog This is a favorite because the heroine is so brave and passionate about what she does. 
I’m working on the fourth book in the Dead Running series and the sequel to Poison Me.

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
I’m a mother of four, so relaxation doesn’t happen much. I love to do anything outside: run, bike, swim, hike. Duck Dynasty is my favorite show, my boys know the only way to get me to watch tv is to say they have a Duck Dynasty recorded. 

What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to music, and do you want to share your playlist?
I have nightmares that start the juices flowing, then I keep them going with daydreams while I run. My background noise is a lacrosse game outside or a wrestling match in my living room. I really should give some music a try!

"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
Haha! My boys are begging for kittens, but my husband is severely allergic. I guess I cannot be a true writer.

What organizations do you recommend for those wanting to become writers? Any advice you'd like to share about writing?
A fabulous critique group is the most important group a writer can have. I’ve found critique partners through local writer’s groups as well as online.
Just the usual: work hard and don’t give up!

What writers inspired you to become an author?
Richard Paul Evans. His writing is beautiful, but his marketing and work ethic are just as inspiring.

If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?
Europe. France and Italy would be the top picks, but I want to experience it all.

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?
Teal

Thanks for stopping by, Cami!
Please check out her new book, Blog This! 

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Will protecting children throughout the world cost Natasha her own family?
Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot works to expose the dangers of Matthew Chrysler’s violent video games, succeeding in bankrupting and humiliating him.
Chrysler retaliates and sends a hit man after her. Natasha is forced to fake her own death to protect her children, but after witnessing another tragedy, Natasha won’t hide any longer.
In a race against time, can Natasha expose Matthew Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world?

From the very first chapter, Blog This grabs your gut and your heart with surprising action and touching moments.  Cami Checketts blends suspense, humor, and good clean romance into a story that will stick with you.
~Daniel Coleman, Author of Gifts and Consequences


Loved it.  Loved it.  Loved it.  Have read all of Cami’s books but Blog This is on the top of my list.  Read it twice and enjoyed it just as much the second time.  Just when you think you know what is going to happen you’re led into a different direction. Had a hard time putting the book down and was anxious to see how it was going to end.
~Elsa Akinason