Cameron D. Garriepy

Biography

Self-described shenaniganist and unabashed romantic, Cameron wrote her first romance novel on an antique typewriter, using a stack of pink paper. Detours between that draft and publishing her first novel included a BA in Music, a professional culinary education, and twelve years in the child-wrangling industry.

Cameron writes from the Metro Boston area, where she lives with my husband, son, and a poorly behaved pug. Her fiction is independently published through most major ebook retailers by Bannerwing Books. Her writing has appeared on Livestrong, The Bump, ModernMom, and GlobalPost. Cameron was a managing editor at Write on Edge, and is the founder and senior editor at Bannerwing Books.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is a butcher block inset in the corner of my kitchen. I have a black wooden saddle-stool that's often co-opted by my son. In an ideal world, the large monitor and full-size keyboard are waiting there for me to plug into my Macbook and write, but more often than not, the space is crammed with papers from Kindergarten, bills, the detritus of family life... I tend to grab my laptop and curl up on the couch.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm from central Massachusetts, and my family has deep roots in upstate New York and Vermont. I've traveled some {never enough!], but I've always lived in this part of the country. The Northeast, with it's changing seasons, shore, forests, mountains, it's in my blood. I set a lot of my stories here in New England because there's so much of my heart here, and so much rich history to draw on.
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Where to find Cameron D. Garriepy online

Series

Green Mountain Hearts
Welcome to Blueberry Hill, a small, tight-knit village tucked into the Green Mountains of Vermont that makes Thornton look like a bustling metropolis. It's a quiet place, full of natural beauty and, according to to local professional soap-maker and amateur spell-caster Daphne Potter, a family of women with magic in their blood. True, or not? You decide. We're going back in time to 2002, when an ambitious young woman named Marnie Burnham pitched her Big Dream to the town, and met a delicious rival in the process. Fast forward a few years, and two of Marnie’s best friends are back in town. Neither Sam nor Will has stopping thinking about the other since they left town to follow other dreams. Sam’s past and Will’s future collide in Blueberry Hill, but it might take a little bit of magic to find a happily ever after. By 2009, everything has fallen into place for Marnie, until a stranger arrives in town the week of her wedding. Cat and Micah’s brother Ash have already met, they just don’t know they’re both in Blueberry Hill. Ash wants a rest from his career; Cat is looking for answers to a family mystery that just might tie her to Blueberry Hill.
Ambitious Heart
Price: $2.99 USD.
Unbound Heart
Price: $2.99 USD.
Familiar Heart
Price: $2.99 USD.
Thornton Vermont
Check into the Damselfly Inn and fall in love with Thornton Vermont, a picturesque Vermont college town brimming with love stories. Follow best friends Nan Grady and Kate Pease through romance and friendship, watch the chosen family they create discover the sweetness of lasting passion. Learn more about Thornton's charming residents in the companion short story collection, Sugaring Season.
Damselfly Inn
Price: $2.99 USD.
Sweet Pease
Price: $2.99 USD.
Family Practice
Price: $2.99 USD.
Sugaring Season
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Familiar Heart
Series: Green Mountain Hearts, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2022 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Cat Brodey wants to be seen for who she is. Trouble is, she doesn’t know who that is.
Unbound Heart
Series: Green Mountain Hearts, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,800. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2022 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Samantha Ellis is looking for a fresh start. What she finds is a second chance.
Ambitious Heart
Series: Green Mountain Hearts, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2022 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Sparks and suspicions fly when Micah–representing a commercial developer, and Marnie–community organizer and daughter of the local witch, butt heads over the Blueberry Hill Grange Hall. Magic might–or might not–be Marnie's legacy, but it's her ambitious heart that enchants Micah in the end.
Sugaring Season
Series: Thornton Vermont, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2020 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Sugaring Season celebrates the sweetness of everyday love in eight short stories from the world of the Thornton Vermont Series. These stories can be read outside the series, or as a companion to the novels.
Family Practice
Series: Thornton Vermont, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,210. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2020 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Jack Pease took Anneliese's friendship for granted before breaking her heart and leaving Thornton for fast-paced career in the city. In the wake of a family crisis, Jack puts his charmed life on hold to help his parents—now he's a tourist in his own hometown, unsure of where he stands with his childhood friend. He can't resist trying to close the distance between them, but Anneliese has learned th
Sweet Pease
Series: Thornton Vermont, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,290. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2020 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
In the quaint Vermont village of Thornton, pastry chef Kate Pease falls for the new professor in town. What should be an easy fling puts Kate's carefully guarded heart in danger, but what if love isn't merely passing through?
Damselfly Inn
Series: Thornton Vermont, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,720. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2020 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In a picturesque Vermont college town, the new innkeeper in town struggles with mysterious vandalism, an enigmatic client, and the undeniable attraction to the handsome carpenter who’s repairing her storm-damaged roof.
Twelve Days 'Til Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Twenty years after flirting with rock and roll stardom, Moira Kennedy is a bartender who still dreams of the sweet rush of performing. With twelve dreary days until Christmas looming, Moira's achingly dull life spins off its axis. Who is the handsome stranger in the red scarf? Why is her ex dredging up their past? Is there still music in her soul? And will Christmas be merry this year?
Buck's Landing (A New England Seacoast Romance)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,700. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by Bannerwing Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Summer always ends. Love doesn’t have to. Sofia Buck fled Hampton Beach a decade ago, never looking back until her father’s death forces her to return for the summer to deal with the family business. Her one goal: sell Buck’s Landing. Rediscovering the magic of her hometown tempts Sofia with a future she never imagined, if only she can let go of the past waiting around every corner.

Cameron D. Garriepy's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Cameron D. Garriepy

  • Solstice on Sep. 24, 2011

    A sensuous, sweet romance with likable, relatable characters.
  • Unholy Cow on Oct. 07, 2011

    This is a tenderly bizarre (or bizarrely tender?) and VERY EVIL story. So EVIL, in fact, that I suggest you never, ever download it. Hey! I said, "Never, ever!" Don't you... Fine. Download it. But you'd better not grin once while you read it. And don't say I didn't warn you.
  • Unseen on May 13, 2012

    Danaƫ longs for normalcy, even as she passes through the world, cursed to be unseen and untouched by the living, cursed to be a last vision for the dying. An angel of mercy. When Christian reaches out to her in a Texan honky-tonk, she wonders if there is hope, and finds only terror. Ms. Murakami's ability to write the horrific with startling beauty leaves me breathless. She is both a wordsmith and a storyteller. Her characters move and breathe in their space: Danaƫ is tender, deflecting pity with wry humor, and marvelously passionate at the crisis point, and Christian embodies the frighteningly mundane face of evil. I had to force myself to slow down, to read this story with the care it deserves, even while the narrative pushed me to devour it.
  • Garden Boulevard: Stories on May 30, 2018

    Reading Garden Boulevard is like indulging in late night confessions with an eloquent, passionate bestie who pulls no punches. With her trademark lush prose, Angela Amman brings to life an ensemble cast whose lives collide, intersect, and sideswipe one another on a fictional New York City block. Students, socialites, wives and mothers, these women's stories explore the emotions women often keep bottled up as we move through the world--aging, parenting, careers, sex, love and marriage, status, regret. Observant fans of Angela Amman's short fiction will recognize a few names sprinkled throughout these stories, blended seamlessly with new faces and voices in all of their rich, complex glory.