Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cami Checketts Talks About Voices, an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Yesterday, I posted my thoughts about Cami's wonderful book, Poison Me. I loved this story and the fabulous characters in the story. You can read my thoughts here. I also posted an excerpt from the book yesterday. Today Cami is here, responding to my question about authors and their voices. Be sure to read another excerpt and enter the tour wide giveaway after Cami's thoughts.

I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?

Haha, I love this question and my husband would tell you that medical attention has crossed his mind. First, I come up with my stories through nightmares. I will have a horrific night terror and it will become the inciting incident in my book or one of the scenes, usually I meet my heroine in this nightmare.
Then once I start writing my book the characters come and live in my head and start talking (not to me, to each other). It’s so fun to be a part of their world I have to force myself to live in this reality!
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.

A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to www.cachecfsc.org

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Here's an excerpt that will give you an idea of how hilarious the women of the retirement center are.
I love these ladies!
Her mental planning session was interrupted by a hush spreading over the room, followed immediately by a barely discernible whistle from Ellie’s lips. Ruby turned to see the source that had settled the usual prattle. She shouldn't have.
Michael Trapper sauntered down the curving staircase from the second story. His gray hair was combed perfectly, and his tailored pants and golf shirt complimented his tall, lean form. Card games throughout the room halted. No woman could concentrate on Gin Rummy when that man walked her direction. Ruby should've looked away, but lacked the self-control. He approached their table with a compassionate smile. Startling blue eyes, clearer than a mountain lake, focused on Ruby.
“I was sorry to hear about Anne.”
His voice rippled across the space separating them. Ruby nodded curtly. If she spoke he might recognize how deeply his silken voice still affected her. Ellie kicked her under the table.
“Ouch.” She glared at Ellie, rubbed her shin, and swung her eyes back to the tall man overshadowing her chair. “Thank you, Mr. Trapper,” she managed to say.
He frowned and still managed to look perfect. “How many times have I asked you to call me Michael? You've known me since grade school, when I used to chase you around the playground to try and make you show me your ruffled undies.” He winked. “I liked the purple ones.”
Ruby gasped and her friends laughed. “Did he just say he liked Ruby’s purple panties?” Marissa asked Ellie in a blaring tone.
“Yes, he did, and yes, she used to wear ruffled ones.” Ellie cackled, nodding and rubbing her hands together. “You still got those undies, Rubes?”

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