The Viscount's Vow
by Collette Cameron
The Most Happy Reader warmly welcomes, Collette Cameron, the author of The Viscount’s Vow now on tour through cyberspace.
I am truly thankful that I have been given the opportunity to interview Collette and thank her personally for taking the time to interview with The Most Happy Reader.
Now, let's find out more about Collette....
· How much research do you do?
I write Regency so I do tons of historical research.
I’m a bit of fanatic for historical accuracy and what gets by me is nailed by a couple of my critique partners. I research everything from clothing, food, speech, to what utensils were used for cooking, side saddles, signet rings, pets, soap for bathing...even medicines or jokes of that era.
· What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
I had recently completed my Master’s Degree in Teaching and was working part-time as a substitute teacher. My youngest child had just left for college, and I found myself with time on my hands.
I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book for years, but never considered writing a romance novel. Oh, sure, I’d been reading them since I was a teen, but write one?
Never. All that dialogue.
But, one February day in 2011, I parked myself in front of my computer and started tapping out my first book. Now, it’s safe to day, I’m addicted.
· Do you write full-time or part-time?
I’ve reduced my teaching a great deal this year so I can focus on writing. I hope to be able to make the transition to full-time writing in the next year or so. As it is, I’m trying to keep my teaching to one or two days a week. Except, presently, I’m doing a long-term maternity leave. It ends November 1st. I’m looking forward to starting my fourth book.
· Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
No formal outlines for me, but I do have plot points I know ahead of time. I’m just not sure where they’ll go. I’m what a friend of mine calls a linear pantser. I write beginning to end, but there are surprises along the way.
· Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I do a lot more reading in the summer, but most evenings you can find me with my nose in a book before bed. I adore historical authors who include humor in their books, because I always include humor in mine. Some of my favorites are Delilah Marvelle, Jenna Jaxon, Amylynn Bright, and Elf Ahearn.
For your own reading, do you prefer EBooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I prefer a book in my hand, though truthfully, I’ve read nothing but ebooks for the past six months. I do have three hardcopy novels waiting though.
· How can readers discover more about you and you work
- Website: collettecameron.com
- Blog: blueroseromance.com
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/Collette_Author
- Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/collette-cameron
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/colletteauthor/
- Amazon Author Page
- Book Links: http://amzn.com/B00EZ8RBN2/
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13595899-collette-cameron
Again, many thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down with The Most Happy Reader.