Wednesday Writer’s Workspace Welcomes Kamy Chetty

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Every Wednesday, I feature a writer and his/her workspace.  My aim is to get to know fellow writers better through their workspace and writing habits, and have them  share some of their writing wisdom here.

Today, I am most eager to welcome Kamy Chetty, author of the romance novel BREATHE AGAIN.

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After a tour at war and countless shifts in the hospital emergency room, Nick knows that no matter how hard he tries to change things, people are the same. So when his estranged wife Skylar reveals that she stopped taking birth control and is pregnant, he shouldn’t be shocked. Betrayal burns and panic sets in as memories of his shattered home life remind him that he can’t play happy families.

Skylar knows one thing—she’s head over nurse’s shoes in love with the stubborn and unemotional Nick. She loves him enough to believe in the man he is, even though he can’t see it for himself and hides behind a mask. As he calls their child “hers” and tries to live apart from her, Skylar’s heart breaks, but she refuses to give up hope that he’ll do the right thing.

When disaster strikes, Skylar realizes Nick might never change, so she risks everything and sets him free, hoping he’ll come back, for her and their baby. Is heat, passion and a vow enough to seal this marriage and make them a family?

 

Welcome Kamy!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do for a living? What genre do you love to write? What are some of your hobbies or interests? Do you have a hidden talent?

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Romance Author Kamy Chetty

 

I am a hopeless romantic who has been writing all my life. I am South African born, now living in Auckland New Zealand with two teenagers and my very own prince. I do have a day job, which gets really busy, I work as a nurse manager. My bosses are really good and they let me work part time so I can be a romance writer.

I love walking, reading and listening to music.

On Workspace

1.  Where do you do most of your writing?

I have an office. It keeps me disciplined and on track.

 

2.  Where did you get your desk?  How did you go about arranging your work area?

I didn’t get my desk custom made, it’s store bought but I did have help arranging my work space. I used to have my desk facing the window and was told I am too much of a dreamer and it needed to be changed, so I turned the desk and now find it works better for me.

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Author Kamy Chetty’s Workspace

 

3.  What are some important things on your desk?  Are there specific things you need to have around you as you work?

I have a salt lamp. Next to my desk I have candles. It helps with the ambience of the room. I also have a whiteboard that I use to outline my story. I am a very visual person so I like to be able to see things

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4.  What do you love most about your workspace? Do you have any favorite objects on your desk, or things you use often?

I like having my own space. It makes my writing a job instead of a hobby and I can be considered a serious writer. When you spend years trying for recognition as a writer, that becomes important.

5. What’s your writing beverage?  What do you love to drink while you’re writing?

Coffee, coffee and more coffee. I have a nespresso machine and I just got some new flavors in, like caramel and vanilla. :)

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Kamy’s salt lamp

On Writing

1. Who is your favorite author?  Who inspired you to write?

I have been reading for so long and I am such an eclectic reader, I am not sure I have a favorite. I know what I like, it’s a book with a good plot, great characterization and a connection with the reader. I started writing at such an early age, it was a natural progression more than being inspired.

 

2. What’s your typical day as a writer like?  Do you have any writing related rituals or quirks?

I work part time so if I am writing that day, I will come home, have a shower, light my candles and prepare my room and then choose my soundtrack and then write. I often write for up to three hours.

3.  Do you write everyday?  How many hours a day do you spend writing?  What are some of your worst writing distractions?

I would like to write every day but I have a demanding career with demanding teenagers with rugby training and fencing practice that makes me taxi mum. So if I am not writing then I am promoting, editing or reading other authors. It is very important as a writer to keep in touch with what is being published out there so I have to use my time well. I love my IPAD.

 

4. Why do you write?

If I don’t write I will go nuts. It’s my stress reliever and my savior. I have all these stories and ideas, why would I not write?

 

5. Any writing tips or techniques or words of wisdom you want to share with us?  How about a favorite writing quote?

Write what you know and what you love. Write from the heart and even if the characters lead you astray, just as long as you can fix it in edits.

Thank you for hosting me, it’s been a real pleasure being here. I would love to hear what you do to make your workspace special.

 

 

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Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your writing life, Kamy!

Kamy’s Author Bio:

There hasn’t been a time in her life that Kamy hasn’t been writing, or dreaming up some magical love story in her head. As an avid reader, it wasn’t long before she realised her talent for turning a phrase, and add to that a profession of nursing, it’s only natural that her stories have a medical theme with that happily ever after ending.

Recently she’s discovered that all those years she’s been fascinated with TV shows like CSI and Bones, has just been foreplay for her dark side and she now enjoys writing suspense with a dash of medical and a dollop of romance.

Originally from South Africa, Kamy now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her very own hero and two children who keep her busy. She has two dogs who keep her out of trouble and shelves overflowing with books that she loves reading when she isn’t chasing deadlines.

To learn more about Kamy, check out her Website, as well as her    Facebook   Twitter  and  Author Page.

 

Read Reviews of Breathe Again, and click on the following sites if you wish to purchase a copy. 

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Wednesday Writer’s Workspace is an ongoing series, and if you’re interested in being featured here, simply leave me a message in the comment box, and I’ll be sure to email you.

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14 Responses to “Wednesday Writer’s Workspace Welcomes Kamy Chetty”

  1. Shelly Arkon says:

    I love her candles and salt lamp. Is the Nespresso machine in your office?

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

    • Kamy says:

      Hi Shelly. I wish my coffee machine was in my office but it lives in the kitchen, I find it gives me a chance to have a break and take a walk downstairs, have a stretch and then get back to it. I use scented candles which helps the mood. Thanks for stopping by
      Kamy

  2. Loved learning more about Kamy. I’m a total coffee person too. And I can relate to how a demanding job and teenagers means writing doesn’t get done everyday.

    • Kamy says:

      Thanks Natalie, I always thought as they grew older I’d have more time but until they start driving I will still have to be a taxi on call LOL

  3. Mauri' says:

    That cover is hot Kelly! I find light very relaxing in general and I can tell you feel the same way.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a salt lamp before.
    And iPads are the greatest invention ever!

    • Kamy says:

      I totally agree about the ipad. I have a great interest in New Age stuff and discovered Himalayan Salt lamps. They help counterbalance the negative ions that come from the electrical activity from the computer etc. I think I explained that correctly. And it looks good

  5. I’m with Alex re: the salt lamp. Fascinated by that. I’m also fascinated by how tidy her workspace is. How does she do that? Mine’s a total mess, and I think of myself as a tidy person in most parts of my life. Just not my writing or my DESK!

    • Kamy says:

      Well I did neaten up a little before the photo but I have my moments. My desk gets untidy until I have a deadline or edits due and then I have to tidy up before I work. What is that saying, tidy desk, tidy mind…

  6. Wow, I love that cover.
    And your writing desk is so clean! You’ve put my desk to shame. I really must clean up… 😉

  7. Talli Roland says:

    Wow, Kamy’s desk is so tidy! I’m in awe.

    PS – I keep trying to email you, but every time I do, the email crashes! No idea why!

  8. mooderino says:

    That is a super organised desk. Wich myne was as in order.

    mood

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