Hey, everyone! Today, Camilla Isley, the author of “A Sudden Crush” is here to answer some of your burning questions!! Voila:
What is the inspiration for “A Sudden Crush?”
Actually, it’s a monkey business. I went to the zoo with my hubby and thought it’d be super cool for one of my heroines to have a pet monkey. The only scenario in which I could see that happening was the strandedonadesert island one… That’s how the whole idea started.
What is your favorite scene in “A Sudden Crush?”
Aw, wow. Mmm, I really love the “spider scene”. It’s the first sparkly moment of the book and I had so much fun writing it. I also love the turnaround point when Jo decides she has to kick life back and be the one who saves herself.
What was the scariest part about writing it?
Ha ha, actually it was taking a plane, still is. I’m worried that by writing about a plane crash I’m sending some bad karma my way. So now when I’m flying, every time there’s a bit of turbulence. I worry the plane is going down and I’ll get what I deserve for writing a comedy about a crash.
What advice do you have for authors on growing an online following?
I think giveaways are the best. Offering free ecopies of books is great because: they don’t cost
anything, they help new readers discover your work, and you give something back to bloggers who have helped you by driving traffic towards their websites… It’s a win-win.
What is the biggest lie you’ve told?
Ok, this is it. When I was thirteen, I was the only girl in my class not to have had her period. I was tired of waiting so I told everyone it came. I even made my mom buy me pads for six months without needing them (sorry mom). I never told anyone. To think that I was actually eager to get my period O.o (Shouryaman: LOL)
What is the best thing that has happened to you?
Getting married to the man of my dreams. Cheesy old me 🙂
If you could be any character, who would you be?
Hermione Granger, because she can do anything with a magic wand in her hands!