Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pleased to meet Camille a book giveaway

Today we welcome Camille Baker to CLC. Her debut novel, Have We Met?, is publishing tomorrow. Thanks to Lake Union, we have TWO copies to give away!

Camille Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University. There, she took sign language classes for fun and wrote stories during business classes that didn’t hold her interest. After graduating, she completed the interpreter training program at San Antonio College. Camille now resides, interprets, and writes in South Chicago. 

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After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move while she temps and has absolutely no time to look for love―until a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, an invitation for Corinne to reconnect with four missed connections from her past. One of them, Met says, is her soul mate.

Corinne doesn’t believe the app for a second, but when she very quickly finds herself with back-to-back blasts from the past, she’ll have to consider if maybe she’s wrong about it. The thing is, Corinne’s also been introduced to a really great guy outside the app’s influence. As their feelings for each other grow, Corinne has to wonder: With her apparent true love still out there, should she tap yes to the next match?

With help from a new group of friends, her loving if annoying family, and maybe a touch of fate, can Corinne come to terms with the loss she’s still reeling from, take control of her career, and find love along the way?

“A fun and current read, Baker’s debut about a modern woman finding her place in the world is sure to satisfy. Perfect for those longing for this decade’s Sex and the City.” 
—Liz Talley, USA Today bestselling author

Have We Met? is the perfect blend of fantasy, fun, and hope, with a cast of characters who will make you believe in soul mates and remind you that the love stories we write are the ones we get to read over and over. Camille Baker’s debut novel is a true delight!” 
—Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting

In one sentence, tell us what the road to publishing was like for you.
It was like hiking up a giant sand dune, wrestling with my plastic disc sled the entire climb, then finally reaching the top and gliding down in a rush of excitement.

How are you similar to or different from Corinne?
Corinne and I both are stubborn when it comes to finding a job that aligns with passion. I went through the same process of corporate America disillusionment as her, only a bit earlier. She’s definitely more adventurous romantically than me. If I had an app show up on my phone sending potential soul mates, there would be no book because I’d just ignore them all.

If Have We Met? was made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
Ooh if I had casting power I would put my actress friend Tyler Gabrielle in the lead role of Corinne. She’s talented, already has the Texan/Chicagoan background, and I’d love to be like Issa Rae and put all my friends on. Since I don’t have any other actor friends, that’s as far as I could help.

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend?
I’ve been doing a lot of comfort re-watches and I recently caught Just Wright on TV. It’s a perfect romcom!

What is your favorite thing about living in Chicago?
Food is up there in ranking, but my absolute favorite thing is how connected I feel to my family there. When riding around with my grandmother, she’ll point out the block my late aunt used to live, the mosque another aunt attended for Pre-K, and describe how neighborhoods changed over the decades she’s lived there. The elders of my family have many stories with Chicago as the backdrop, and it’s like I can feel their energy thrumming through me when I move around the city.

What is something you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
I learned how to listen to my body and the signals it sends me. Sometimes it’s as simple as picking out the best tea for however I feel in the morning. I also started daily stretching and pole dancing. Connecting to my body through movement is extremely soothing.

Thanks to Camille for chatting with us and to Blankenship PR for sharing her book with our readers.

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Melissa said...

Yes, I've went out with and met numerous guys on dating sites!

Jennifer said...

I haven't, but I remember thinking about it before I met my husband!

Susan I said...

No, I'm just a little too old--that was new technology around the time I got married. I have lots of friends who are happily married to people they met online, though.

Jess said...

I met my husband on an online dating site! we've been together 13+ years

Kelley said...

I have not but my children have.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I haven't but if I find myself single again I might consider it.

traveler said...

That type of technology did not exist way back then.

Mary Preston said...

Not my thing at all.

diannekc said...

No, I haven't gone out with anyone from a dating site or app.

Cherisse said...

Yes, I have.

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Summer said...

No I haven't.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

No I never have.