We are chatting about books at the library today with Collette Cameron who is touring her book Highlander's Hope with Goddess Fish Promotions. Collette will be awarding a gift basket that includes a 20.00 Amazon gift card, Cadbury Chocolates, Vintage-looking cameo pendant, Highlander's Hope bookmark, blue rose china teacup and demi-spoon, blue rose soaps, notepad--all assembled in an attractive vintage decor box to a randomly drawn commenter during the tours. To see the other stops on the tour go to http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/02/virtual-book-tour-highlanders-hope-by.html.
Thanks, Collette, for stopping by! Books are our passion here, and we really appreciate you being willing to talk with us.
What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
The Laura Ingalls Wilder books. All of them.
E-Reader or print? and why?
I have an E-Reader that I use to read when I’m requested for a review. I really prefer print.
A real book is so much more comfortable. I can take it with me anywhere, easily open it up to the page I left off, and I like the smell of real books.
One book at a time or multiples?
Generally, one at a time.
Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Dog-ear most of the time, though I’ve been trying to train myself to use a bookmark. Old habits die hard and I really do prefer to dog-ear. I know, shame on me.
When do you do most of your reading?
In the evening.
Favorite place to read?
Snuggled in bed or in my writing room in my overstuffed chair. Naturally, the dachshunds have to be on my lap or snuggled nearby.
I really adore historical romance, but Regencies especially.
What would make you not finish a book?
If the pace is too slow or I find some of the contents offensive, I might not finish a book. I’m pretty stubborn about finishing a book once I start it but there have been a few occasions when I just wasn’t interested enough in the story to finish it.
Keep books or give them away?
If it’s a book I really like and think I might re-read, I’ll keep it. Otherwise, I pass it on for someone else to enjoy.
A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.
Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and going on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.
Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading.
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