Kami Corban

Biography

Kami Corban grew up in San Marino, California, a city that Forbes Magazine ranked as the sixty-third most expensive area in the United States. Kami Corban is a pen name that means "love offering." Every book is written from the heart. The writer has worked as a computer programmer, counselor, and college English instructor. She lives in Oregon on a quiet street, advocates for foster children, and writes most days of the week.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. I was four years old. The story was a about a man who literally lost his head. One morning, he woke up to find his head was gone.He searched everywhere, beginning with his garden. It was not there, so he pulled a carrot from the earth and positioned it on his neck and then continued his fruitless search. Eventually, he replaces the carrot with one unlikely thing after another. In the end, he crafts a wooden head and manages to make it look a little like the original. I remember my amazement.
How do you approach cover design?
I start with a single, compelling atmospheric detail. I associated my memoir with mystery and secrecy. The font on the cover was also important--I wanted it to look curvy and fun. I then scoured the internet looking for just the right images. Then I took my selections to the graphic artist, Jill Blackwell. We met at a coffee bar to discuss the cover and a couple hours later, Jill had several possibilities in mind. A week later, she presented a fewl sketches, and I chose the one I liked best. We went from there.
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Where to find Kami Corban online

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Where to buy in print


Books

Ex-Rich Girl Tells All
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,140. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
In a high-velocity memoir, Kami Corban lays bare the high life and dark times of a Los Angeles girl who had every possible advantage...until she lost it all. What was left in the place of privilege and promise takes her on a journey of survival, resilience and mystery. Ex-Rich Girl Tells All is a redemptive story that demonstrates how a full heart is entirely independent of cold cash.

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