Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Poison Me by Cami Checketts Blog Tour - Interview + Giveaway

Poison Me by Cami Checketts

Title: Poison Me

Series: N/A

Author: Cami Cecketts

Published: 22nd February 2013

Publisher: Birch River


Jake Merrill was raised by his grandmother, Ruby, and her hilarious friends. After a suspicious death at the retirement home where Ruby lives, she enlists Jake and Chanel, the beautiful activities director, to help her find the killer.
But secrets Ruby has kept for decades threaten her family and the man she’s always loved but could never have. Chanel’s unstable ex-boyfriend, a presumably dead relative, and vicious criminals add to the confusion. Time is running out as Jake, Chanel, and Ruby desperately search for clues to solve the murders and fight to save those they love.

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Interview with Author Cami Checketts

Your latest book is Poison Me, and it sounds just as fun as your other books! How did you come up with the idea for this book?
My parents used to manage a retirement home and they told me they had four deaths in one week. I was all shocked and shaken and wondered what the police said. My mom just laughed and said, “They said the people were old.” It upset me and I started thinking, what if someone was killing those sweet people. Hmmm.

What was the hardest part about writing Poison Me?
It’s such a fun story, I truly enjoyed it the entire time. Oh, wait, there was one thing. I was daydreaming about Jake (the hero) and stuck my hand in a lawnmower. I lost three fingers and spent eight weeks in a drug-induced stupor. That was definitely a low point in writing the book and all because Jake is so dreamy!

What was your favourite book/series/author when you were growing up?
Wow. I devoured so many books but I always looked for anything new by Jennie Hansen or Rachel Ann Nunes.

What is one food you think would be interesting to try?
I’m such a wimp with food! I really want to get brave and try raw sushi, I have mine deep-fried, my husband laughs so hard at me.

Is there one book you think everyone should read at least once?
The Bible

Exercise Scientist and author. What led you to take those two very different paths?
I know, right? I love to be active and in college the exercise science degree was very appealing to me, but I have always been a voracious reader so when my mom suggested I write a novel I thought, why not? I like that the two extremes balance each other so I can go workout hard and not go nuts when I’m stuck sitting on my rear for hours.

Where is your favourite place to read/write?
I get so involved in what I’m reading and writing I don’t even notice my surroundings. I really do like my office, it has a big window so I can at least pretend I’m getting some outside time.

Do you have a favourite character from one of your books? Or is there one you really find yourself relating to?
Hmm. Ethan from The Broken Path is one who still appears in my good dreams, I really loved that guy. Cassidy from Dead Running and Dying to Run completely cracks me up, if she were real we’d be best buddies.

What books are you currently working on and do you have anything planned for the future?
I’m writing the third book in the Run series, polishing the sequel to Poison Me, and just had a horrific nightmare that inspired a new story. And to think I used to pray the nightmares would stop.

Any parting words of wisdom?
Smile. Life’s too short to be grumpy (unless your 2yo is potty training in which case a huge consumption of chocolate will help).

Thank you so much Cami, you're amazing! I think you should definitely have a go at some raw sushi - it's delicious! Then again, I love all sushi. Thanks for answering my questions, it was very interesting and fun.


$50 doTERRA Oil basket and $35 wholesale membership,
$50 Kate Ryan Skincare GC,
$50 Amazon Gift Card.

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