Interview with Deborah Camp

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Interview with Deborah Camp

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January Calendar Girl


Interview with Deborah Camp


Personal motto: "Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim for it!"


Author of more than 45 novels, Deborah lives in Oklahoma. She has been a full-time writer since she graduated from the University of Tulsa. She worked for a few years as a reporter for newspapers before becoming a freelance writer. Deborah's first novel was published in the late 1970s and her books have been published by Jove, New American Library, Harlequin, Silhouette, and Avon. She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Authors Hall of Fame and she is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of the Author's Guild.

Lover of the west and the people who tried to tame it, Deborah likes to write about strong, independent women and the men who are their equals. She grew up on a diet of TV westerns which have served her well. Since she appreciates men with devilish twinkles in their eyes, she likes to mix laughter in with the love scenes in her books. Also widely published in non-fiction, she writes and edits for a magazine focused on small businesses. Deborah taught fiction writing for more than 10 years at a community college. She is currently working on her next historical romance set in the wild, wonderful west.


  1. Tell us what motivated you to write the Mind's Eye series.

I've been interested in psychic detectives for quite a while and this idea was swimming in my head for about 10 years before I finally decided to write the book. The book. It started off as one book, but halfway through, I decided it could be two books. Then three books. Finally, it has bloomed into six complete novels of which I'm very proud! Writing the final one was bittersweet because I love my main characters and I'll miss them. Already do miss them!


  1. The main characters all have a main trait. Tell us about their abilities.

Levi Wolfe can connect with the deceased. He channels murder victims and asks them to show him their final minutes in an effort to identify their murderers for the police and/or FBI. He has gained international fame for his abilities. He also possesses the ability to touch items and determine if anything tragic happened around them -- who wore them, who touched them last, what tragic scene occurred near them, etc. He's proven to be one of the most accurate psychics. He's also a showman and has gained fame by appearing on a variety of television and radios programs. Additionally, he's a bestselling author, having written books about his work on serial murder cases.

Trudy Tucker is unique in her ability to connect psychically with murderers, rapists, and child abductors. She can see, hear, and experience everything with them in real time when her mind connects with theirs. This usually happens when a perpetrator is casing his next victim or actually committing a crime. Her abilities are harrowing and she suffered through them most of her life. It's only been in the past couple of years that she's learned to cope with her psychic abilities and use them to help apprehend the monsters among us.

Together, Levi and Trudy can approach murders from both the victim and perpetrator, gathering clues and information that hasn't been uncovered by investigators.

  1. What books are you working on now?

Next, I'm writing an historical western romance -- the other type of books I write. It's set in Kansas in 1870 and its main characters are a handsome, fast-draw sheriff who is known for taming wild towns and a young woman with a penchant for men who are deliciously dangerous and can't be completely tamed. I'm looking forward to introducing readers to Jackson Moon and Lacy Tyrell.

After I finish the historical romance, I plan to write a single title romantic suspense novel. I have some characters in mind that are currently in search of a plot. 


  1. For any new fans out there, tell us about Debby Camp and her Happy Campers.

I like to interact with readers, so my faithful followers sign up to receive my newsletter (through my website) and I call them my Happy Campers. I don't bug them too much with email. I send a newsletter every month or so and they aren't only about my books and what I'm working on. I usually spotlight two or three books by other authors I've read recently and really enjoyed. I'm also an avid reader and love to support authors I admire. When you sign up for my newsletter, I send you one of my books free. Hopefully, you answer the questions to let me know if you like to read contemporary romances or historical romances. That way, I can send you the type you prefer to read. I also send birthday gifts to my Happy Campers and let them know when my books are being offered at special prices. I like to feature contests, too, for readers to win books.

I'm on Facebook and Twitter, too. On Pinterest I have a section devoted to my books and photos of my "characters" plus places they visit, where they live, etc. It's fun and helps me keep my visuals straight as I write each book.  

  1. What other genres do you write?

I write historical romances set in the American west. I've also written contemporary romances that range from "sweet" to "sexy." My Mind's Eye series is romantic suspense. All of my work is available on Amazon.

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