I want to take a day each week to highlight an author that I think really excels at what they do. This may be because of many different things, but it all winds up making you really love that author in particular for something they’ve done, whether it be replying to a tweet or writing that book that made you drown in happiness. For my first spotlight, I’ve chosen:
SHARON E. CAMERON
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Sharon Cameron has written three books, two in a series and one, her most recent, a standalone. Her series is a steampunk-adventure historical fiction, the first entitled The Dark Unwinding and the second, A Spark Unseen. I have these two on my to-read shelf, and I’m really looking forward to them after finishing her newest book, inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, called Rook. I was in love with that book the whole time I was reading it, beginning to end, and I can’t wait to read her series.
WHY I CHOSE HER
Well, first of all, Rook absolutely blew my mind. It combined a classic tale with a unique, anti-technology future world that was both gloriously detailed as well as chillingly possible. The characters were fun, well-written, and each had distinct personalities, so it was easy to distinguish them while reading. A full review is coming later, so I won’t go into detail, but I laughed, I cried, and all the while I tweeted about how I was feeling. And the biggest reason I love Sharon Cameron? She responded. A few of the tweets I wrote I tagged her in, and she would write a short reply or favorite the tweet or whatever, but there was acknowledgement. The one thing authors can do to make me absolutely adore them is to be kind to their fans. And I’m not talking just at book tours or signings- I’m talking about something like this. When they respond to us everyday people when we don’t expect it. So thanks, Sharon, for making my day/week/forever!
I highly recommend Ms. Cameron to everyone- she has amazing ideas, her writing is phenomenal, and she’s very personable, making you feel like a friend with just a few words. I love her book and I love her attitude, and I’m so glad she has previous books I haven’t read so that I can have a little more instead of having to wait!
Questions? Comments? Books you’d like me to review? Post a comment below and I’ll be sure to check it out!