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Camille Di Maio

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Camille di Maio and The Beautiful Strangers

You're Never Going to Read This

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11 Sep 2019

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Visiting the Hotel Del With Camille Di Maio

Wine, Women and Words

Camille Di Maio talks with us about the history of the Hotel Del Coronado and how settings are an inspiration for her books. We also learn some fun trivia about Some Like it Hot. We start our discussion of Learning to See and Diana where we get into a discussion about frenemies, not starving for your art, and why Tom Selleck should be cast as Maynard. After checking out our instagram @winewomenword you should take a look at Camille's awesome book recommendation at camillediamio_author


8 Mar 2019

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Camille Di Maio – Dual Time Mysteries

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Camille Di Maio found inspiration for her first best selling historical fiction in a Beatles song - and then had the good fortune to meet the song's composer and tell him about it!Hi there, I'm your host Jenny Wheeler and today Camille talks about how history found her - rather than the other way round - and her latest book, based around the Marilyn Monroe classic Some Like It Hot and with another the ghost in story - the ghost in the Hotel Coronado!Six things you’ll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode:Her fascination with the 1950'sHow Marilyn Monroe features in her new bookWhy she's set her next book in Rome Balancing writing and family life with four childrenThe surprising number of books she's read in 2018Who she's binge reading nowWhere to find Camille Di Maio: Website:https://camilledimaio.com/Facebook: @camilledimaio.author/Twitter:http://@CamilleDiMaioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/camilledimaio__author/What follows is a "near as" transcript of our conversation, not word forword but pretty close to it, with links to important mentions.Jenny: But now, here’s Camille . . Hello there Camille and welcome to the show, it’s great to have you with us.Camille Di Maio - authorJenny: Beginning at the beginning – was there a “Once Upon a Time” moment when you decided you wanted to write fiction??  And if so what was the catalyst for it?Camille: In grade school, I spent a lot of recesses in the school library. I read through a lot of the Nancy Drews, and the Trixie Beldens. I was just captivated by getting into these stories and interested in who the authors were. This was way before the internet and social media, so the authors were especially mysterious people. They were just names on these books, so that really intrigued me. I had the idea of wanting to be like them some day.Jenny: Yes, that sounds great. You mention spending time in the library at play time - I know you've talked a little about how you naturally are an introvert, but you've done a lot of very extroverted things - we'll get onto that. Being a Real Estate Agent for one is not something you'd think an introvert would take kindly to. But you've obviously managed to straddle the personality spectrum. Camille: Definitely. I like to think I'm the person who steps up to do what they need to do. The introvert side of me definitely recharges from coming home and being quiet and reading especially. I'm a very avid reader; I think I'm up to 105 books for 2018, so that is really where I get my energy back and then I'm ready to go and do whatever I need to do. Jenny: Fantastic. You’ve chosen historical fiction as your genre – what attracted you to it? Camille: When I look back on a lot of my reading, especially in my young adult life, I was really interested in historical fiction without really even realising that it was a genre. It just seems to be what I look back and find what I was reading. Historical fiction really found me as a writer, because the particular story idea I had for my debut book The Memory of Us, had to take place in a historical period, and that's the story I wanted to tell. So it more sprang from that. The Memory of Us - Camille's first.Once I wrote that book, I found that I enjoyed the research process so much, especially the historical research that every new book idea that came to me just happened to be historical in nature. So here I am. I'm working on book five that way right now. Jenny: Your books focus on recent history – the 40s and 50s.  Is there something about that era that especially interests you?Camille:Yes, I like that that era is not so very different from where we are now. I mean they had automobiles, they had telephones- not as regularly as we do now, but it’s not a completely foreign concept. I live in an area in Virginia that goes back to the 1600’s and people always ask me if I’m interested in writing about that era,


23 Dec 2018

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Author Round Table Podcast Part 2 -- Episode 84— Kerry Schafer, Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette

Blondie and the Brit

Join us for part two of the Blondie and the Brit Author Round Table with seasoned authors Kerry Schafer (A.K.A. Kerry Ann King), Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette along with your hosts Suzanne Kelman and KJ Waters.  What an inspiring episode with advice and suggestions as varied as the authors we've gathered from our group launch team. Guaranteed to light a fire under any author no matter what your state of mind. This episode we talk about what rituals we go through to prep for our writing sessions and we offer encouragement and inspiration for our author pals listening to the show. 


25 Aug 2017

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Author Round Table -- Episode 83 -- Kerry Schafer, Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette

Blondie and the Brit

Blondie and the Brit are excited to bring you an exclusive event – our Author Roundtable Podcast! This unique chat with seven incredible authors offers writing inspiration, sensational book marketing expertise, and insight into the fantasy vs. reality of becoming and author. This is part one of the hour-long chat with best-selling authors from both the traditionally published and indie communities. Join Blondie (KJ Waters) and the Brit (Suzanne Kelman) who host an author chat with Kerry Schafer, Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette where we discuss writing woes and successes along with a unique approach at combining forces as a launch team for our newest releases. Find more about these authors on our Facebook page here: Blondie and the Brit on Facebook


17 Aug 2017

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Readers Entertainment Radio presents Author Camille di Maio

Reader's Entertainment Radio

Camille recently left an award-winning real estate career in San Antonio to become a full-time writer.  Along with her husband of twenty 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 support for local bakeries) and belts out Broadway tunes whenever the moment strikes. There’s almost nothing she wouldn’t try, so long as it does’t involve heights, roller skates, or anything illegal.“The Memory of Us” is Camille’s debut novel.  Her most recent release, “Before the Rain Falls” is available now.


13 Jul 2017

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Camille Di Maio (Before the Rain Falls)

The Philippe Matthews Show

Camille recently left an award-winning real estate career in San Antonio to become a full-time writer.Her new book, Before the Rain Falls is a mysterious tale of family, faith and a mystical, weeping painting.Both unconventional and traditional in equal measure, the life and work of acclaimed author Camille Di Maio defies easy categorization. Her debut novel, The Memory of Us (http://amzn.to/2rXFRNP), was praised as “brilliantly written and conceived,” by Texas Now, while RT Book Reviews raved, “Di Maio plays on readers’ heartstrings like a virtuoso… this is a story that lingers long after the satisfying end.”Her anticipated second novel, Before the Rain Falls (http://amzn.to/2sNmV7k) – a mysterious tale of family, faith and a mystical, weeping painting.


6 Jul 2017