Interview with Deborah Camp
Interview with Deborah Camp
Affaire de Coeur's December Calendar Girl
Spotlight On Deborah Camp
Whatever type of romance you love to read, Deborah Camp writes it! From sweet to sexy, contemporary to historical.
Author of more than 50 romances, both contemporary and historical, Deborah received the very first Janet Dailey Award (given to a romance novel that best addressed a social problem). My Wild Rose deals with battered women and children in 1800s with Carrie Nation as a character in the novel. Deborah loves writing stories that are centered on brave women and honorable men.
Her Mind’s Eye series is a contemporary mixture of paranormal, romantic suspense, and detective/thriller with two talented psychics chasing serial killers.
Deborah’s books have been praised by reviewers, bloggers, and readers who love complex characters and clever plotting. She always mixes in a bit of humor, even in her romantic suspense novels.
She’s been a full-time writer since graduating from the University of Tulsa. Her first novel was published in the late 1970s and her books have been published by Jove, New American Library, Harlequin, Silhouette, Avon, and Amazon. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Authors Hall of Fame and she’s a charter member of the Romance Writers of America. She’s also a member of the Author’s Guild.
Communicating with readers and other writers is something she enjoys, so don't be shy about visiting her online.
Be sure to join her Happy Campers Super Cool Reader Group on her website to receive a copy of THROUGH HIS EYES free and participate in it on Goodreads, too.
Best and Worst of Being an Author:
The best thing about writing is when I’m into their world and become the characters I’ve created. Characters know their lines and they live exciting lives! When I’m writing the Mind’s Eye series, I often would wish I could actually be Trudy and go a round or two with Levi Wolfe!
As it is with most writers, all of my characters have a piece of me in them, but the heroines are usually more like me than other characters. They share my hopes, dreams, passions, and self-doubts. But they’re much prettier than me and not as sharp-tongued as I tend to be, although they are sassy! They are a better me, so it’s understandable why I would wish to be one of them every so often.
The hardest parts of writing for me are developing a good plot and believable and sustainable conflicts! That’s what I’m doing now for the next novel I have planned for the series. The thinking and casting aside and thinking and crossing out and thinking! Aaagggrh! It’s like building a structure out of blocks, only to knock it down over and over again because it’s too wobbly. I’m usually anxious to get to writing, but I know if I don’t take the time to really think through the plot and characters, it will bite me in the backside and I’ll end up having to do massive rewrites or start over altogether. So, the beginning process of plotting is tedious, but necessary.
THROUGH HER EYES is out now and it’s the fourth book in the Mind’s Eye series. These began as a trilogy, but I haven’t finished getting to know my main characters – Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe. When I created this series and these characters, I did so with the aim to make them complex because they would be in three entire novels. Well, I think I made them so complex that I’ve barely scratched the surface of them in the three books.
This series packs in a lot of plot elements. Trudy is psychic and can channel murderers, kidnappers, and other evil people. She sees through their eyes, but has little control over how it happens and when it happens. Levi is also psychic, but he channels the deceased. He can commune with the dead victims of crimes. Together, they can investigate both the perpetrator and his/her victims.
Trudy is just starting out and learning to harness her psychic abilities. Levi is a well-known psychic and a successful entrepreneur. He works with Trudy the first time in Book 1, although he’s had his eye on her for almost a year. There is an instant attraction between them that leads to a sizzling hot sexual connection. But Levi has a lot of hang-ups because of his traumatic upbringing, and Trudy isn’t willing to settle for only knowing the emotional parts of him he’s willing to show her.
Each novel deals with a different case they’re investigating.
Beginning with THROUGH HER EYES, I’m focusing Trudy’s talents as she stops struggling against them and opens up to what she can do. I have two more books planned – THROUGH HER TOUCH and THROUGH HER HEART. They will both be released in 2018, winding up the series with six books.
In the last book, I’ll introduce a new psychic character to spin off a brand new romantic suspense series. It will be sad to say goodbye to Levi and Trudy, but I’ll be leaving them in a happy place and I’m looking forward to introducing you to new characters!
THROUGH HIS EYES is available now as an audio book and I had a lot of fun doing it. Next year, I hope to release THROUGH HIS TOUCH as an audio book. The very talented Matt Haynes is the narrator. Go to Audible and listen to the sample to hear Matt in action. He’s simply terrific.
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