Thursday, January 12, 2012

Living, Loving and Laughing with Lacy Camey, plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome Lacy Camey and her debut novel, "The Last Page." Lacy lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Joel and their cat. Some of her hobbies include being in the outdoors, reading, cooking. She also loves movies and reality TV shows.  A portion of the sales of "The Last Page" goes to supporting an orphanage in Southern America. Lacy is planning to open an orphanage very soon with proceeds from her books.

 We're thrilled to have Lacy here today and pleased to announce that she is giving away THREE e-books of "The Last Page!" (Kindle only.)

 You can visit Lacy at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

What inspired you to write “The Last Page?"
I had to write a full act for a screenplay writing class I took in undergrad as my final. The story always stayed with me. I worked on it over the years and it evolved as I evolved as a person. I couldn’t leave it alone!

What has been the most challenging aspect in your writing career?
As of right now, I would say the rewriting and finalizing stage.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin

Skittles or M&Ms?
Totally M&M's!

If "The Last Page” were optioned for film, who would you cast in the lead roles?
Nina Dobrev for Norah 
Isla Fisher for Chloe
Maggie Grace for Maycee
Taylor Lautner for Orien

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?
I really enjoyed Sophie Kinsella’s book, “The Undomestic Goddess.” I’d have to say that one because Samantha gets to leave the world of paperwork, and live in the fresh air of the countryside in London. It’s one of my dreams to settle down with a bunch of land, a garden, something like that.  So I always enjoy stories that involve the countryside, gardening and a simple, cute life!

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
Yes. To read more! 

Are you excited for the movie The Hobbit to come out?  Are you a Lord of the Rings fan?
Sadly no. I am extremely excited, however, about The Dark Night Rises release this summer!

What is one piece of advice you have for future writers?
Let unfavorable reviews and criticism roll off your back. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion and it’s important to learn early on, not everyone will like what you write. So, just realize, right away, you can’t please everyone and make peace with that. That’s why it’s important to write for yourself. Even when it’s tempting to get stressed through the difficult parts of writing, always remember to have fun. We are meant to enjoy life.  And never give up! Stories don’t write themselves, people do. So stay at it!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. My husband and I are releasing a co-authored classic love story this summer and I’m releasing a thriller around October of this year.

Of course I need to tell Maycee’s story which will wrap up the third book in the Living, Loving, Laughing Again trilogy.

I also am planning on branching out and write girly YA under a penname with releases around Christmas 2012.

Thanks so much for having me!

Special thanks to Lacy for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers!

How to win "The Last Page":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note:Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. "The Last Page" is about a girl who escapes to a home at the beach after a break-up. Please tell us: What is/was your go-to comfort item/activity after a break-up?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines, as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)
5. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

Giveaway ends January 17th at midnight EST.
**This is only for Kindle. If you are interested in entering, but don't have one, you can download Kindle for free to your PC.**


Tonya Kappes said...

Love seeing Lacy here! She's a fun gal!I loved The Last Page and her voice is fresh and new. Please don't enter me, since I have the novel.

Anonymous said...

My go to activity would be spending time with friends.

I'm a follower.


Erica said...

Have to admit I am an old[er] married lady ... but Joni Mitchell was my break up habit in the past.

Excited for the giveaway.

I am a follower!

wordywon [at] gmail [dot] com

Kristen said...

Love that the proceeds from this book are going to a good place!

Go to activity - girls night out with plenty of wine. :)


Stephanie said...

My go to activity is listening to music.

I'm gfc follower. said...

Thanks so much Tonya! You're fun, too! :)

Anonymous said...

My go-to-comfort is my puppy, Sassy. She makes everything wonderful. I am a follower. FYI: Lacy's photograph is gorgeous! writeoncindy(at)yahoo(dot)com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fun story...

my favourite 'spot' is on my peaceful front porch

i'm a follower & susbcriber, too

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jeryl M. said...

I would like to read this book.

Jeryl M. said...

I would listen to sad music that I could relate to.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook follower.

Jilleen said...

My go to activity is the gym (to work it all out and probably lose the extra "relationship" weight! After that, hang with friends.

I am a follower via email and gfc
Fan of Facebook page too

Thanks for the giveaway

Seasidebooknook {at} yahoo {dot} com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

I always went out to listen to music and dance.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My go to was curling up with a good book!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Nancye said...

My comfort item for everything in my sweet puppy, Abby. She has helped me through many rough times.

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Nancye said...

I Tweeted

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I like you on Facebook

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