Camille Di Maio

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Camille recently left an award-winning real estate career in San Antonio to become a full-time writer. Along with her husband of 21 years, she home schools their four children. She has a bucket list that is never-ending, and uses her adventures to inspire her writing. She's lived in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California, and spends enough time in Hawai'i to feel like a local. She's traveled to four continents (so far), and met Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. She just about fainted when she had a chance to meet her musical idol, Paul McCartney, too. Camille studied political science in college, but found working on actual campaigns much more fun. She overdoses on goodies at farmers markets (justifying them by her suppo ...more

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Camille Di Maio Thank you, Irene. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book! My inspiration for The Memory of Us was the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby". It shuffled through…moreThank you, Irene. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book! My inspiration for The Memory of Us was the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby". It shuffled through my iPod one day, and although I'd heard it many times, it struck me differently. I started to think about the characters - who was this old priest? Who was this old woman? Why we're they lonely? Then...what if they'd known each other and had a history? I set it in Liverpool as an homage to the Beatles and counted back a few decades from the release of the song in 1966 and found that their youth would have been right during WWII. So the idea for the story started to be mapped out.(less)
Camille Di Maio Thank you for asking! My publisher will be releasing my next book, BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS on May 2, 2017. It's quite a different story, as it's set in…moreThank you for asking! My publisher will be releasing my next book, BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS on May 2, 2017. It's quite a different story, as it's set in Texas, and has three points of view. It involves a mysterious portrait, to sisters, one murder, and a town in desperate need of hope. I would love to write a novella that is a companion piece to THE MEMORY OF US, but it is just a spark of an idea right now.(less)
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I have been sitting in front of this screen for awhile thinking about what I’d like to say for my website’s first blog post.  I’d love for it to be witty!  Engaging!  Moving!


I’ve got…nothing.


Guess what – that is the life of a writer.  Or, the majority of it.


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I was quickly captivated by this story of two women from different words, though only blocks away. I found the characters to be realistic and engaging and the story of one that is at the same time simple and deep. Though I am usually a plot-driven re ...more
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This is my first book by Cristina Alger and won’t be my last. It kept me up late at night and procrastinating about things that needed to be done. I was in the mood for a totally engrossing book and it delivered.
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I have only read Max Lucado's children's books, so I was happy to find this at Barnes and Noble. I found it to be very inspirational and I appreciate how he wove real-life stories into it. I will definitely read more by him.
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Another winner by Colleen Hoover. I'm beginning to think that she needs to start writing books as fast as I can read them.
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“My own monsters were self-concocted fits of overthinking.”
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