Debby Cameron - Interview (October 2017)
Why do you want to be a published author?
Because. I have spent endless late-night hours writing and revising a few short stories, a couple of memoirs, a picture book, a chapter book for middle graders and a young adult novel. So far, although a short story and a memoir have repeatedly made the short list in an international writing contest, none of my efforts have made their way to a publisher (other than three not-so-memorable magazine pieces). Shocked to find myself well into my mid-sixties, I’d love to go out with a bang – my name on the covers of millions of books, along with flattering photos and interesting blubs on the dust jackets. Why? Because I think at least some of what I have written is pretty darned good, and I want to make my grandkids proud.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was an honors English major in the late ‘80s at the University of Memphis and was told by my professors that I have some talent. I’ve been trying like the dickens to prove them right ever since, despite the fact that I’ve fallen short in sending out queries, and I’m the only one who’s read most of it.
How will/did you celebrate your first publication?
By calling and texting all my family, friends, and minor acquaintances to shamelessly brag.
How would you describe your writing style?
Easy to read and colorful.