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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Interview with author Cam Griff


CARD GAMES

1.      What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book? After personally experiencing identity theft more than once, my anger at the perpetrators moved me to do something to help others understand the present danger. I wanted to inform and alert readers, so I researched extensively before creating CARD GAMES from an entertaining angle.

2.      What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader? I chose to write a novel so that the details, although based totally on research and hard data, would seem interesting and even suspenseful to read. The book is about a guy whose life is turned upside down by identity theft and how he, a credit card company, and professional crime fighters work internationally to find the bad guys. My targeted readers could be everyone but children.

3.      What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down? It would be my hope that readers will enjoy the read and remember various lessons within it that they can use to keep their own identities safe from predators. They will be wiser and safer and potentially a good influence on other people once they know that they are their own protectors in life.

4.      What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Choose to write about something – anything – that intrigues you. As you explore, you’ll become more inclined to stay on the path to learn for yourself how interesting your topic and the evolution of your writing will be.

5.      What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? Clearly, reading is taking on many formats and the creativity of writers is endless. With so much to read and enjoy, learn and share, the industry provides endless resources to take your reading ability wherever you go.  The future of book publishing is huge and maybe – an unwritten book!


6.      What great challenges did you have in writing your book? Not long into the process of writing, and enjoying tremendous encouragement to write my book, I experienced a traumatic personal tragedy. The book had to be set aside for a considerable period of time, and my energy and enthusiasm to get back to writing lagged. Then, with identity theft on the exponential rise, I knew I had an important topic, but wondered if I had lost my window to share it.

7.      If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours? The topic of identity theft becomes a more omnipresent threat every day. People should buy my book for the enjoyment of a suspenseful read and to increase their awareness and personal “identification” with this challenge, as well as how to work with legal resources to stop the thieves.

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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog 2017©. Born and raised in Brooklyn, now resides in Westchester. Named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs

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