About RC Cameron:
Retired after a business career, I switched from reading books to writing. Being a snowbird, I travel between Montréal, Canada, and Pompano Beach, Florida. When up north, I write in french for the Quebec market. When I reside in the US, I write in English for the US & UK market.
What inspires you to write?
I love boating, yet I don't own a boat. So I decided to have my protagonist live on a small yacht in a marina located just a few steps from my residence in Florida. Having read a lot of Michael Connelly and similar authors, I oriented my writing towards suspense and thrillers.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Michael Connelly is in my top 3. John Grisham is also a favorite. He's the one that got me into audiobooks (listening to) while I take my afternoon walk.
And my top 3 also include Louise Penny. She writes about inspector Gamache in Three Pines, not far from my Canadian residence.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a mix of an outliner and a seat-of-the-pants writer. I will outline the major portion of the story and then, being all excited, I'll start writing. The conclusion will come as I write scene after scene.
I use Scrivener exclusively to write, create characters and locations, and store my research work. I love the tool.
In terms of schedule, I get to my desk around 9 am, write till noon, exercise (walk) in the afternoon, and maybe edit from 5-6 pm. And this happens 7-days a week.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don't really listen or talk to my characters. But I make certain the police procedural is respected. I study the law, I consult with current or retired policemen, and I consult with specialists whenever necessary.
What advice would you give other writers?
I'm normally on the receiving end of advice, being a new writer. But if you're interested in the career, there is plenty of help being made available on the web, in books, and in presentations. I have found the writing community ready to share freely tips and techniques.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Again, my double-life as an author shows multiple solutions. In Canada, I am a published author with two books already. In the US, my work is available on Amazon. I, therefore, had to learn about book marketing, ads on various platforms, and other activities. It's like starting a new job and learning the intricacies of the work required.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
What I see right now is the movement towards audiobooks. Unfortunately, if you donèt have a built-in talent and a good voice, you'll have to hire someone to read your creation. This will turn off a lot of indie authors.
What genres do you write?: Mystery, thriller, crime fiction.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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