Thursday, November 19, 2015

~ It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Suuuper Kam! Writer, Blogger, Reviewer, She Does It All ~






Today I have Kameron Brook in the spotlight, author, reviewer, blogger. (You can catch her on her blog, Kam's Place, at: http://www.superkambrook.com/)






To start off with, tell us a little bit about yourself.

A few years ago, before I dedicated all my time promoting others, I used to write erotic short stories. Through Razor’s Edge Press, I had published four sexy tales. On my own, I published two more deliciously naughty stories. The stories through REP are now no longer in print; however, you can still purchase Dreams Really Do Come True and Naughty Delights at Amazon. (To find out more, visit Kam's Place http://www.superkambrook.com/)



Do you have a job outside of writing? What is it and how does it mesh with your writing?


I’m a full time mom to two great kids – a six-year-old daughter and a fifteen-year-old son. I know what you’re thinking, that’s one heckuva age gap. Yeah, but I think of it this way. When he’s sixteen, he will aid me in chauffeuring duties. For now, I’m balancing mom duties, home, and reading all the wonderful books, which appear, on my blog. Good thing I excel at multitasking.



Good thing indeed! What made you switch from writing to reviewing and blogging?

Writing was fun but I got more enjoyment in helping others achieve their goals. I know how hard it is for most authors to get their work noticed, so if my blog assists them in reaching new readers, gaining more sales, then my job is done.


On the behalf of writers everywhere--thank you! What is the hardest thing about reviewing/blogging?


I’ve literally read well over a thousand books – which means I’ve had my share of hits and misses. Man, I hate when I have to write about a book that fell flat for me. Bad critiques are hard to write and harder for an author to read. That’s why in every review, I will write at least one positive point.


That is difficult! Your blog, Kam’s Place (http://www.superkambrook.com/ ) has a bookshelf with loads of books on it as the background, which I feel is very appropriate for you! You zipped through reading several of my books at a rate that I found astounding. How many books do you read in a month’s time? Do you tend to gravitate to certain genres? 


Yeah, I’ve had many people comment on how fast I’ve read their book(s). I even had an author quiz me on his book because he didn’t believe I could’ve possibly finished it in a day. I won’t mention his name but I’m proud to announce I passed his test with flying colors. Now, he knows why I go by the twitter handle @superkambrook.


As for part two of the question, I love a vast array of genres. I pretty much read whatever lands in my greedy hands. Romance, mystery, comics – don’t care, just hand me a book and watch my smile bloom.


Strangely enough, I met another fast reader recently and he said the same thing, that people (teachers, specifically) questioned how much he was comprehending if he was reading that fast. But his brain, like yours, just worked at super speed. For someone like me, whose brain seems to work in slow motion (it gets there eventually, but it takes a while) that is phenomenal! But not only is your talent impressive, it is also helpful for other readers. For those of us who love to read but find it hard to squeeze in the time, it's important that the books we read be quality books. So it is great to have someone like you who can cover a lot of ground and lead us in the right direction when we go to choose a new read. 


We'll finish with a few questions that are just for fun. Name your favorite children's story.

I didn’t have a favorite. Even back then, I’d read whatever I could find. Not surprising, literature class was my favorite subject.


Yeah. Not really a fair question, is it? Who was your hero when you were a child, and what did you do to be like them?


My mom is most definitely my hero. She raised three kids (alone) while still attempting to master the English language. She showed me how to be a strong, independent woman. She also taught me the value of a dollar and how to appreciate everything I have in life. She believes in “paying it forward” and so do I. And now, so do my kids. 


Your mom sounds like a special woman. What are your three favorite smells?


I love the smell of clean sheets, a new book, and my husband. No matter what cologne or body wash he uses, I just have to sniff him when we hug/snuggle/or make love. That’s not odd, right?

No, not at all. Thanks for joining us today, Kam! Again, readers, if you want to find out more about Kam, her writing and/or reviewing work, go to Kam's Place (
http://www.superkambrook.com/) and tell her M.J. sent ya! ;) 











31 comments:

  1. It's been a while since anyone's interviewed me. Gotta say, I had fun answering all your questions. Thanks for having me!!

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    1. Thank you, Kam, for bringing a little flair to the site! Enjoyed having you!

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    2. Kam you are great. I want to say thanks for the interview and for introducing me to some great authors.

      You are AWESOME!!!!!!

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    3. Thanks for joining us today, Renee!

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  2. God I loved this interview , Tater in the spotlight for once ! Great job sweetie

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    1. Thanks for participating, Jennifer! Have a great weekend! It's right around the corner. ;)

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  3. A wonderful interview.What an impressive reading speed, I'm envious of how many 'worlds' you get to visit in a week in books :).

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    1. In the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear, "To Infinity and Beyond".

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    2. I know! Think of the number of books you could knock off your TBR pile! We're all jelly!

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  4. MJ, thanks for bringing Kam to everyone's attention. Kam, you are phenomenal. How great that you can enjoy so many books. BTW, I loved your review of my book. :) Best wishes.

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    1. I was shocked and honored she wanted to interview little ole me. Thank you for the sweet compliment. You made me smile. Love your story and I can't wait to feature you again. :)

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    2. You know how I like to mix it up, Diane! And I could tell that Kameron had a story to tell. I'm glad she took the time to share it with us!

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  5. Your service is definitely one I'd like to utilize. I will check out your blog. Thanks for the information!

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    1. You'll be glad you do, Susan. I appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop in and join in the conversation!

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  6. Not only is Kam a supergirl, I'm proud to say she is a good friend. She does a fantastic job of posting author interviews on her blog among many other things. Thank you Kam, for all you do. :)

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    1. Ah, you're gonna make me blush!!

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    2. Thanks for adding to our discussion today, G.E.!

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  7. Great interview! I'll have to look up those naughty stories.

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    1. Thank you, Diane! And thanks for popping in!

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  8. To read books all day, what a job! (A good one, in my opinion.) Loved the interview, especially your answer to your three favorite smells.

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    1. I totally dig the smell of lemon scented pledge, too. :)

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    2. So many wonderful smells! Freshly baked bread, garlic and onion sauteing in olive oil, the pages of a book...I even love the smell of coffee, even though I don't like the taste! I appreciate you taking the time to read the interview and comment!

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    3. Woman, coffee is evil and so is peanut butter, pumpkin pie and turkey. Yeah, I'm an oddball but I can't stand any of the above.

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    4. Coffee, yes. I hate when you pick up the wrong cup and accidentally take a swig of coffee. How can people drink that stuff? Grounds and water. Doesn't even sound good! But peanut butter, pumpkin and turkey? Those are good in my book. ;)

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