Interview with contemporary romance author, Camilla Isley!

     What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little I wanted to be a teacher. I used to assemble all my teddy bears in circle and teach them (I can’t honestly remember what). I also used to keep notebooks with grades, yeah for the teddies, and stage tests.
2.)   Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
Coffee… Caramel Macchiato to be precise, it wins over hot chocolate big time for me. And I hate tea, always have.
3.)   What genre do you typically read? Why?
I have some favorites. Romantic Comedy, the same genre I write. I love Historical Fiction, especially middle ages. Always had a weak spot for castles, knights, and dames. Fantasy is another favorite, and maybe the widest genre as it spaces from Harry Potter to Game of Thrones and Throne of Glass to a number of other series more or less sci-fi. And I enjoy classics, Dumas, Austen, Twain, Stocker…
4.)   Share a favourite childhood memory.
The day my mom let me adopt my first kitten. He was a tiny little strip of black and white fur, so I called him Strip. Lately, as he grew up and got very fat, his name evolved to Roll. I loved that cat so much. He slept in my bed every night and was the best of friends.
5.) Do you have any shameless addictions? ie. Tea, Books, Shoes, Clothes?
Cat pictures/videos/stories on the internet/social media, I can get lost in those for hours. Also books. But having an eReader makes it easier to pretend I’m not a bookworm, you know, less shelf space… I can’t really see how many books I own.
6.) What do you think is the biggest challenge of writing a new book?
For me is the middle part. I usually start typing away the scenes I clearly imagined in my head and when those run out the real struggle begins… Then somehow when I pass that middle hump point the rest flows nicely.
7.) Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages a day?
No. I’m a moody writer. I can only write when I feel like it, so I have good writing days and horrible writing days. But I never give myself a target, I let the story and ideas free to flow (or not).
8.) What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
Well, I’ve started two recently so I have a lot to say about this topic. When writing series with a romance theme, I like to shift the focus on different couples for each book. I’d find it hard to write an entire series about the same couple. My books usually end with a happily ever after and in order to write another book about the same couple I’d sort of have to ruin that. Anyway, in my two series I use two slightly different approaches to keep the romance new and exciting.

For my romantic comedy series, First Comes Love, each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but each of the main characters has been introduced in a previous book. This way we get snippets of what’s happening to previous-books characters, but the protagonists and story are brand new. My new adult series, Just Friends, is more interconnected and books should be read in order. But still the focus on the main couple/s shifts, and since the characters are much younger they have more flexibility to change relationships and have the romance evolve in different directions.

Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don’ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.

When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she’s had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?

With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she’d thought…
A laugh out loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Mhairi McFarlane. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

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Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband in an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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