Author Spotlight: Cambria Hebert | CJC Photography

Author Spotlight: Cambria Hebert

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CJC: How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?

CH: I started out just writing a book for myself to see if I could do it. I fell in love with storytelling and getting to know the worlds in my head. I wanted a job that I could do from home so that I could be with my kids when they were small. Eventually I decided to try and self-publishing and I just kept working and learning from there.

CJC: What do you find to be the most rewarding and challenging part of being an author and what hurdles have you overcome while striving towards your goals?

CH: The most rewarding is having a reader connect with something I have written, or to feel that they aren’t alone in life. I also really like giving escape to people who just want to destress for a while. There are a lot of hurdles in writing, they can be ongoing. Self-confidence, learning how to market in a business that changes constantly. Balancing social media and life with time to write. It can be hard to stand out in a crowded market and it takes a toll on self-confidence.

CJC: Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?

CH: I love #Junkie. It was my first MM romance book and I love the two characters so much. I feel like I learned a lot about myself as a writer while writing that book (and rest of the series).

CJC: For first time readers of your work, which book would you recommend?

CH: My most popular is #Nerd – it’s a college sports romance book. I usually direct people there. Or my brand-new book, Wet!

CJC: If one of your books were made into a movie, which would you select and who would you like to star in it?

CH: #Nerd. My readers would be mad if I picked anything else, LOL. And as far as actors, I don’t have anyone in mind. Just people who can embody the characters and bring their chemistry to life onscreen.

CJC: For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?

CH: Be prepared to put in the work and don’t give up. Keep writing. This is a hard business, and it can be discouraging at times. Remember why you started.

CJC: If you could co-write a book with any author, who would it be and why?

CH: Honestly, I don’t really want to co-write a book. I think I would be a hard person to work with because I don’t plan well and I’m stubborn. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone LOL.

CJC: Favorite motto?

CH: Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

CJC: What do you do to overcome writer’s block?

CH: I watch movies, read other books, exercise. Basically, do things to give my mind a break and relax.

CJC: In one word, how would you describe your writing style?

CH: Diverse.

CJC: Which do you find harder to do… writing the blurb for your story or selecting the cover?

CH: I think selecting the cover because it’s the thing people see first and it needs to be right.

CJC: What is your writing process like?

CH: I’m not a plotter, so I start with a general idea and feeling I want the story to have and then I see how the characters react to the situations I start them out in and go from there. While I’m writing I jot down scene ideas and ideas to keep in mind.

CJC: What new projects are you currently working on and what are your goals for the remainder of the year?

CH: I’m working on my new standalone series Westbrook Elite about college swimmers. I plan on working on this series for the rest of the year and maybe into the new year. I will see where the characters take me!

CJC: Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?

CH: Thank you so much for reading my books and for all the support you all show me. I appreciate you.

CJC: Thank you Cambria for featuring Taylor and I on the cover of “Wet.” It is now available to purchase here!

Stay up to date on all of Cambria’s latest releases here.

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On Tuesday, July 19th 2022 at 3:03 pm, Cambria Hebert said:

Thank you so much for having me for an interview and for this amazing photo that inspired me to write this book.

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