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Caron Kamps Widden

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June 27, 1961

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Caron Kamps Widden is the author of Restoration, a novel and The Lies We Keep, a suspense novel.

Caron has written for literary magazines, newspapers, and most recently for Southern Writers Magazine with a two-part series about her Books Across America tour.

Behind the scenes, in publishing, Caron worked as an editorial assistant for Orange Coast Magazine, and a submissions reader at Zoetrope: All-Story, the award winning literary magazine founded by Francis Ford Coppola.

When writing novels, Caron enjoys exploring the complexities of family relationships. Her stories are rich in emotion and delve deep into the intricate dynamics of love and heartbreak.

She and her husband have lived all over the United States and in Belgium, and recently moved
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Caron Kamps Widden I'm one of those authors who don't really believe there is such a thing as writer's block. Now that's not to say, I don't believe that things can bloc…moreI'm one of those authors who don't really believe there is such a thing as writer's block. Now that's not to say, I don't believe that things can block an author from writing…family, friends, health, work, etc…can definitely get in the way of writing. But, like anything, you have to make choices and sometimes life just gets in the way and it's more important than the writing. So you take a break and address the block and then go back to writing later.(less)
Caron Kamps Widden Hi John,
Goodness, I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to your question, better late than never, hopefully:) Asking for reviews is tricky. Not som…more
Hi John,
Goodness, I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to your question, better late than never, hopefully:) Asking for reviews is tricky. Not something I like to do, hence the fact that I have less than most regarding reviews for my two titles. What has worked for me and feels most comfortable is when someone sends me a personal note about my work, I'll ask them to post a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I have posted quotes on Twitter and Facebook from other authors about how posting of reviews is the greatests gift you can give an author. There are also groups you can join here on Goodreads that are specifically geared toward finding readers to review your work. That all said, remember that reviews are not always flattering and can hurt your feelings. When reading reviews, I try to remember that my novels are products and readers are consumers and will have positive and negative opinions regarding my products depending on many factors. You have to take the good with the bad and try not to take it personally. Easier said than done sometimes. We are human beings after all. Wishing you good luck with your writing and finding folks who can give an honest review.
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The Lies We Keep

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Autumn Means Change


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Throw your heart
Over the fence,
And the rest
Will follow.
~Norman V. Peale

Summer flew by this year, like every other season before. Fall is here now, the leaves are changing and so is my life. Again. But, let me back up to springtime. The flowers were in full bloom in Connecticut. I was deep into researching and working on the first draft of my third novel. Mr. Lane and I were enjoying o Read more of this blog post »
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“To reach the high notes in life, you must open your heart to sing.”
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“Never take yourself too seriously. Learn to let go and let the words flow.”
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“Let your characters lead when you're dancing together.”
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
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“Everything I know, I know because of love.”
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Caron Kamps  Widden Lisa wrote: "Happy to have you as a new Goodreads friend."

Thanks, Lisa. Wonderful to connect with you. Congratulations on your new release -- China Dolls. Wishing you great success. ~Caron


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Lisa See Happy to have you as a new Goodreads friend.


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Caron Kamps  Widden Alexandra wrote: "Hi Caron, My memoir The Astor Orphan just came out. Please read, rate/ review if you'd like. Thanx, Alexandra"

Thanks for letting me know, Alexandra. I'll check it out. Good luck with your launch, much success to you. ~Caron


Alexandra Aldrich Hi Caron, My memoir The Astor Orphan just came out. Please read, rate/ review if you'd like. Thanx, Alexandra


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Caron Kamps  Widden Beth wrote: "Hi Caron,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow author!"


Nice to connect with a fellow author, Beth! Thanks for accepting my friend request. ~Caron


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Beth Hi Caron,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow author!


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Caron Kamps  Widden Douglas wrote: "Caron, thanks for your friendship! I will be checking out your book!
Douglas"


Thanks, Douglas! I've got Perfect Husband on my list of To-Reads! Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for connecting. Happy writing to you. ~Caron


Douglas Wickard Caron, thanks for your friendship! I will be checking out your book!
Douglas


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Caron Kamps  Widden Happy to meet you, Christine! Thanks for connecting and happy reading:) ~Caron


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Caron Kamps  Widden Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Caron."

Happy to connect, Simon.


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Caron.


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