Sharon Cameron: “Where I Write” Guest Post + Blog Tour Contest

Posted September 13, 2016 by Sara | Novel Novice 4 Comments

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Today, we are excited to host a stop on the official blog tour for The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron. We have a guest post from Sharon, who is here to tell us about where she writes. Then keep reading to learn more about her new book The Forgetting — in stores TODAY! — and enter for your chance to win a copy.

guest-blog_in-postWhere Do I Write
by Sharon Cameron

I wish I had a gloomy and romantic answer to this question. Then I could say things like, “in seclusion, in a 14th century convent in France, “ or “the garret nook of a wisteria-encrusted cottage,” or  “or the highest turret of my Scottish castle, gazing out on the misted moors.”

 

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This is the cottage by the sea where Sense and Sensibility (2008) was filmed. Check out the gloom! Gloom = bestsellers.

But here’s where it gets real:

I write in my kitchen. Where the coffee is closer.

sharon-cameron_kitchenYeah, okay. This is not my kitchen.

I write in bed. With a cat. Because everyone knows you can’t disturb the cat.

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That’s not my bed, either. This is my cat.

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Deadlines mean I write in my car. A lot.

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This really is my car.

Poolside. Yes.

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Not my pool. But since it belongs to my aunt, that makes me related to it.

 In coffeeshops. I sort of like the noise.

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This is 100% my corner. It makes thousands of words.

Sometimes I run off and write for long stretches in a non-gloomy, but very lovely and homey, way out in the middle of nowhere cabin on top of a hill. Like a crazy writer person.

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And I have an office, too. But I never write in there.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

about-the-book

theforgetting_hirescoverWhat isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

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about-the-authorsharon-cameronSharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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