About Cameron Hart:
Cameron Sky Hart was born in Los Angeles, California, grew up in the French-Dutch Antilles, on a little island called St. Martinique, until she immigrated to Brighton, England, and returned to the States at sixteen.
Growing Up Caffarelli-DeSonto was her debut novel inspired by the bullying she faced coming back to the States from East Sussex. She first fell in love with writing books in a series when she began to read The Tillerman stories by Cynthia Voigt and Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal.
She also writes about egomaniac angels, sexy rock stars, human shifters, and unconventional superheroes.
What inspires you to write?
The first teacher I had when I first came to the States. When I was young I was extremely shy and kept my head buried in books, though I didn’t know how to read.
While she was tutoring me I’d make up these stories and tell them to her. I figure creating my own stories would get me out of reading other people’s. Reading and writing was hard for me I didn’t get to learn how when I was younger due my rough early years.
She started me out writing my own nursery rhymes followed by short poems. She entered one of my poems into the local publication.
I was so excited I tried harder to get over my disability and wrote in a journal every day after that.
Tell us about your writing process.
Like everyone, I get my best ideas in the shower. Story after story rains down on me along with conditioner I always get in my eyes. I remember this one agent told me I suffered from world building. It was funny because the email before that said I used too much dialogue. I thought I was brilliant when I decided to make an outline. I’d never used one before I just freestyled. Outlines worked they kept me on task and I stuck to them. My bohemian self was caged and I didn’t feel a connection when I read over everything. Outlines went out and chaos returned.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I often question my sanity. My characters like to show up in my dreams and act as if I don’t exist. Hello, creator.
I used to try to talk with them but they’d disappear and the rest of the dream would end up with me having to take a test.
Most people fear showing up in the nuddy pants, public speaking, I fear test. I especially hate multiple choice. I’m already nervous and they want to add multiple questions.
Now I do the logical thing and sit at the dream Starbucks and watch them.
What advice would you give other writers?
I’ve said this in two other interviews and I’ll say it until I’m old. Write. It doesn’t matter or little or how much simply write something daily. Put it away then go back to it with fresh eyes. Some work is worth a bin toss others are worth exploring.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I originally wanted to go with the traditional publishing house. No, it wasn’t that I was sick of rejection. There was plenty, sure, but that wasn’t it. There’s no place for my stories in traditional publishing. Antonio Caffarelli-DeSonto, from my debut novel, Growing Up Caffarelli-DeSonto story doesn’t end when he finishes secondary school. I’ve taken him from an eighth grader to a adult (new adult).
There all these characters and this whole world that’s centred around him. Being an Indie writer allows me to show Toni’s journey and introduced new characters from his universe. It’s almost like watching a long running telly series.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that both traditional and online publishing will merge. A lot of publishing houses are opening up a separate online-only format for reading and submitting manuscripts. It’s the only thing that makes sense. The excitement, feel, and smell, of a new book can’t be replaced, but neither can a tablet, laptop, mobile. These electrics that were told to disconnect from some time are a part of us. Who hasn’t gone to the loo with their mobile?
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, YA, NA (New Adult), Paranormal, Contemporary Romance,
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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