USA Today Bestselling romance author Collette Cameron® invites you to escape into the worlds of Scottish and Regency historicals. With a passion for witty and smart historical romance, Collette creates both entertaining and thought-provoking stories. Her roguish heroes and daring heroines are inspired by her love of historical trivia and castles, and she brings a dash of inspiration and a pinch of humor to every tale she writes.
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Collette is surrounded by the lush greenery and rainy skies that inspire her writing. She dreams of one day splitting her time between the Pacific Northwest and Scotland, and in the meantime, she indulges in her love of all things cobalt blue, dachshunds, and Cadbury chocolate. With over 55 books published and multiple writing awards to her credit, Collette is an established award-winning author of Sweet-to-Spicy Timeless Romances®.
So if you’re looking for an escape to the world of Scottish and Regency historicals, look no further than Collette Cameron. Her books perfectly combine wit and humor, leaving you both entertained and inspired.
Frequently Asked Questions
When did you decide you wanted to be an author?
I confess, I wasn’t one of those authors who knew from the time I could hold a pen or pencil I wanted to be an author. Though I’ve always enjoyed writing, I didn’t sit down to write my first historical romance until February 2011. I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book “someday” but had no intention of writing a romance. A had a scene bouncing around in my head and wanted to see if I could write an entire novel around it. I did, and the result was Highlander’s Hope. I didn’t consider myself an author until I had three books published, though.
When you’re not writing, what do you do?
I used to be a substitute teacher, but now that I’ve become an obsessed writer, I’ve put that career aside. I enjoy gardening, though again, writing has dipped into my time outdoors playing in the dirt. I also love hikes (In Oregon we have lots of beautiful hiking trails) and because I grew up along the Oregon coast, I get to the beach whenever I can. I’m a bit of a bird-watcher, and I also love to bake, travel, and read, of course!
Why did you choose romance?
I started reading Barbara Cartland romances at the tender age of thirteen. Nope, my mom didn’t know. I soon became a voracious reader. When I discovered Kathleen Woodiwiss, all was lost. I became a historical romance addict, going so far as to name my daughter Brianna after Heather Brianna in The Flame and the Flower. Though I loved reading romance, I didn’t set out to write the genre, but after completing my first novel, I was good and hooked. I only wish I’d started sooner! By-the-way, the model in this photo is my son.
Do you have any other genres you’d like to write?
Oh, indeed I do! I have a Young Adult series I’m dying to start, and I also have a time-travel series, an inspirational paranormal series, an inspirational series, and even some contemporaries burbling around in my head. Well, actually, I write the ideas down in a notebook because there are simply too many to keep track of.
What’s the best way to keep up-to-date on your book releases, sales, reviews, and other news?
—My Mailing List: I promise, I’ll always tell you about book sales & new releases, as well as contests, giveaways, and books available for pre-order. My newsletters are friendly, chatty, and humorous. Read a newsletter if you don’t believe me. The signup is on every webpage, and you can unsubscribe at any time. I will never share your email address!
— Bookbub: When you simply want a brief notice about releases that Bookbub always sends.
—Amazon: Sends you notices about authors you follow.
—Facebook: Not only a source for book news, but a great way to chat with me. You can also join my VIP Reader Group on Facebook, Collette’s Cheris.
So please join, follow, read away, and most of all, enjoy!
— xoxo Collette
Fun Facts and Nonsense
Some of my favorite things: I adore dogs, especially dachshunds (I have five dachsies). I’m also crazy about Cadbury Milk Chocolate. I had my first taste in London and that was that! Give me smoked salmon, just about anything pumpkin, shortbread, and fettuccine Alfredo, and I’m yours to do what you will with. Anyone who knows me at all knows I’m a huge fan of cobalt blue, castles, and birds. My favorite flowers are peonies, and I prefer pie over cake.
Things I’m afraid of or doesn’t like: Spiders, clutter, peas, mushrooms, and heights.
Countries I have visited: Canada, Mexico, England, France, Spain, Scotland, Iceland, and Belgium.
States I have been to: Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Hawaii, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Virginia, and New Mexico. (I need to see the East coast!)
Top things on my Bucket List: Visit Germany, Italy, and Ireland. Okay how about travel in general? Publish 50 or more books. Take a Hawaiian cruise. (Hubby wants to take an Alaskan cruise. Brrr.) Meet some of my writer friends I’ve only met on social media. Be a grandma! (Kids, are you paying attention?) Visit the Eastern United States. Hire a house-keeper and lawn service. (More time to write then!)
My jobs until I became a full-time author: Babysitter for husband and wife musicians, motel maid, fast food employee, drug store clerk, clothing store clerk, quick mart employee (that lasted all of two weeks!) receptionist, mail carrier, bank teller and financial services representative, house cleaner (good money in that!), para-legal, interior decorator, educational assistant, transition specialist, and finally, teacher. I started working when I was twelve-years-old and most of those jobs were while I was in high school and college. Boy how times have changed! Oh, I almost forgot the most important job: mom to three amazing kids!
Weird or interesting tidbits about me: I’m a nerd. Yep, it’s true. I was named most studious in high school and graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University with a 3.98 GPA, and graduated from with a master’s degree in teaching with a GPA exceeding 4.0. (Extra credit, ya know!) My pituitary cavity is empty (the darn gland has to be in there somewhere). I have sung competitively, and I’ve never had a traffic ticket. Oh, and I have over 200 thimbles.