Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kristy Cambron | Author Chat

Grab your hot drinks friends, it's time for another author chat. And today's chat is additionally special because we're celebrating the book-birthday of The Illusionist's Apprentice TODAY! Woohoo! Make sure to congratulate Kristy in the comments below. Now to introduce this lovely lady to you all...

Kristy Cambron has a background in art and design, but she fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. She is the author of The Ringmaster’s Wife, named to Publishers Weekly Spring 2016 Religion & Spirituality TOP 10. Her novels have been named to Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books and RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best lists, and received a 2015 INSPY Awards nomination for best debut novel. The Illusionist’s Apprentice (HarperCollins, 2017) is her fourth novel. Her first Bible study DVD and study guides, The Verse Mapping Series, will release in spring, 2018.

Kristy holds a degree in Art History from Indiana University and has 15 years of experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation. Kristy lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.
Let's get real...

I provided Kristy with a set of questions for this chat but I love her take on it!
Kristy: I want this to be a speed-fire interview. 😁 I’ve selected my top questions from the list – and added a few myself. I’ve set the clock at 5:00 minutes, I’ll answer as many questions as I can in that time. Go!

What time of day do you write?
3pm is my magic hour

What’s one thing you would like to impart to your readers about your books and being an author?
Jesus Christ can redeem anything and anyone.

Any weird habits you have when writing or plotting?
Plotting doesn’t work for me. But I do edit all manuscripts by reading aloud– with a British accent. 😀

Favorite fandom?
Once Upon a Time

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
COFFEE + JESUS (package deal)

Share one pet peeve you have.
Bullying and toxic talk

Coffee or tea?
Coconut Mocha lattes

Creamy or smooth peanut butter?
Smooth hazelnut butter

What is the strangest food combo that they actually enjoy?
Tomato basil soup with feta cheese

Favorite food?
Mediterranean or German cuisine

Least favorite food?
Sushi (Sorry y’all, but no way will I try that again.)

Favorite dessert?
Chocolate-covered strawberries

If you were stranded on an island what are three things you couldn’t live without?
My family, a coffee shop, and my Bible

What's one chore you hate doing?
Folding laundry!

Name one song/artist you're embarrassed you like.
I could never change the radio on a James Taylor song #notembarrassed

If you could live in a fantasy world, who’s would it be?

Connect with Kristy...
KristyCambron.com Facebook: Kristy Cambron | Twitter: @KCambronAuthor |
kristycambronPinterest: KCambronAuthor
Purchase: The Illusionist's Apprentice

Harry Houdni’s one-time apprentice holds fantastic secrets about the greatest illusionist in the world. But someone wants to claim them . . . or silence her before she can reveal them on her own.

Boston, 1926— Jenny “Wren” Lockhart is a bold eccentric—even for a female vaudevillian. As notorious for her inherited wealth and gentleman’s dress as she is for her unsavory upbringing in the back halls of a vaudeville theater, Wren lives in a world that challenges all manner of conventions.

In the months following Houdini’s death, Wren is drawn into a web of mystery surrounding a spiritualist by the name of Horace Stapleton, a man defamed by Houdini’s ardent debunking of fraudulent mystics in the years leading up to his death. But in a public illusion that goes terribly wrong, one man is dead and another stands charged with his murder. Though he’s known as one of her teacher’s greatest critics, Wren must decide to become the one thing she never wanted to be: Stapleton’s defender.

Forced to team up with the newly formed FBI, Wren races against time and an unknown enemy, all to prove the innocence of a hated man. In a world of illusion, of the vaudeville halls that showcase the flamboyant and the strange, Wren’s carefully constructed world threatens to collapse around her. Layered with mystery, illusion, and the artistry of the Jazz Age’s bygone vaudeville era, The Illusionist’s Apprentice is a journey through love and loss and the underpinnings of faith on each life’s stage.
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