Thursday, 27 December 2012

Author Interview - Cami Checketts


Author Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.

Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in Clifton, Idaho. 136 residents (and we count a few who have moved up the hill to the cemetery). My boys think it's hilarious that Mom is from I-di-ho. Haha. My husband and I call Smithfield, Utah home. Smithfield boasts a few more residents than Clifton but it still smells like manure. Would've hated to leave that behind.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I'm plotting the third in the Run series to finish up Cassidy's adventures and polishing a conspiracy thriller entitled, Blog This, about a Mom who blogs against violent video games and is rewarded with an assassin knocking on her door. It really helps me sleep peacefully at night.

What or who inspired you to write? And how long have you been writing?
My mom. After the birth of my second son I was fighting postpartum depression and napping my life away. My mom came to visit, pulled me out of bed and told me to "go write a book." I started writing that day and haven't had time for a nap since. Ten years.

Have you ever read a book more than once?
Only the Bible. Okay, I did re-read Shadow Song by Dorothy Keddington as an adult just to see if it was still amazing. It was.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
The Count of Monte Cristo. I loved the book, but I'm a romantic and I wanted Edmund and Mercedes to be together! The movie was amazing and the ending was perfect for me.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?
Line of Fire by Rachel Ann Nunes. Paperback. It is the last book in the Autumn Rain series. I have loved that series.

Are there any new Authors that have grasped your interest and why?
I found E.M. Tippetts through a free Amazon download of Someone Else's Fairytale and have loved her books.

What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing?
If you love writing, never give up. If you're writing to get wealthy, walk away now.

One of your favorite quotes -
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley


Links







Dead Running

Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.

With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.








Dying to Run

Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, her only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but she won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.

This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.





Purchase
Dead Running * Dying to Run





Blog Tour Giveaway!

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash from Author Cami Checketts
3 Sets of iFrogz Earbuds & Armbands


Ends 1/31/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.







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Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
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8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife

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Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

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Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

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Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun

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