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"A genuine literary talent with a flair for the mystery/suspense genre" 
- Midwest Book Review

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Welcome to Virginia

by Cameron Kent

Snowbound at an interstate rest area in Virginia on Christmas Eve, Frank Loudman, a brash billionaire businessman, is trying to run away from Christmas to avoid a painful past. He finds himself stuck with a janitor, his homespun secretary, a homeless country musician, and a young widow who's extremely pregnant. Through a heartfelt and hysterical series of revelations from this motley crew of fellow cold-weather captives, Frank's frozen heart may have hope to rediscover the magic of Christmas.

About The Author

If you’re like me, you love books and you love language, so hopefully we’ll be spending a great deal of time together doing what we love.

I think if there’s one word that best describes me, it would be ‘storyteller’.  I grew up in a household that provided the perfect incubator for a creative mind.  My mother stressed the importance of books, art, and music, and learning about the world through travel. My father was a gifted and extremely witty teller of tales who held audiences captive whenever he began a story. That combination is what instilled within me the heart of a writer.  From a very early age, I have always wanted to put my thoughts and recollections down on paper, and share with others how I view the world.

 

Usually my purpose, whether it’s through books,  movies, or songs that I’ve written, is to entertain. Sometimes it’s to educate, and very often it’s just to help me understand and interpret the world around me in my own mind.

 

The two aspects I love most about writing are the research that goes into each novel, and creating the characters who will live in the story I’m telling.  Even though my stories are fiction, I try to make the world I’ve created as authentic as possible, often weaving in real places and real people from history into the storylines.  

 

Once I’ve created that setting, I try to inhabit it with richly drawn characters that I hope will evoke some reaction from my readers.  I get to invent these people from whole cloth, deciding how they look, how they talk, what they eat and drink, what are their strengths and foibles, and how they solve problems. You may love some of these characters I create, you may despise some of them, you may admire or pity some of them, but hopefully you will feel some connection to them on an emotional level.  My intention is to make you care what happens to these people I’ve created as much as I do.  Robert Frost said “no tears in the writer, no tears in the reader”, and that’s my goal every time I sit down to write.

At the end of the day, my sincere hope is that you enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

 
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Upcoming Events
Book Talk with Blue Ridge READ
Fri, Aug 23
Alleghany County Public Library
Aug 23, 7:00 PM
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood St, Sparta, NC 28675, USA
Hear author and Emmy Award winner Cameron Kent talk about his book, The Sea Is Silent - this year's selected community read for Blue Ridge READ.
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Brushes With Greatness
Sat, Aug 24
Alleghany County Public Library
Aug 24, 1:30 PM
Alleghany County Public Library, 115 Atwood St, Sparta, NC 28675, USA
Cameron Kent is the author of this year's Blue Ridge READ book selection, The Sea Is Silent. He's also an Emmy Award winner from his time as an anchor at WXII-TV. Hear Cameron share a collection of stories from his 30 years of interviewing newsmakers.
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