Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.
This week we are featuring Barbara Cameron! To enter to win a copy of her book, A Road Unknown (Abingdon Press), leave a comment on this post.
Write your draft straight through—don’t stop to revise until it’s finished.
What was your biggest break?
I’ve been published for a long time, but feel I got my biggest break when Barbara Scott bought my first Amish series when she was senior acquisitions editor for Abingdon Press. I really love writing Amish fiction!
I’m inspired by…
The way God works in my life.
My great adventure has been…
Starting work as a newspaper reporter intern right out of high school.
The one thing I hope to discover is…
How to bring more balance into my life.
If I could go anywhere, it would be…
Scotland, land of my father’s ancestors.
If you have only…an hour…
If you mean it’s my last hour on earth, I would be letting my family know how much they mean to me.
Describe yourself in one word:
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?
My laptop…after I gathered my pack of Chihuahuas.
What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?
My first book sale and winning the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award—both in the same year.
What drives you to succeed?
Gratitude that I have been given the chance to do the work I love.
Grandchildren! I have four.
A good romance.
Best Way to Break a Sweat:
Cleaning the house between book deadlines…
Best Style Icon:
(decorating) Martha Stewart.
A drive along the ocean or the river.
Chocolate turtle candy.
Believe in yourself and work hard.