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Chelle visits Karma

In my attic today is Chelle Cordero. She has lived many lives and is spending a few minutes with me and my stuffed animals here in my dusty attic.

 

Who are you and where did you come from?

My name is Chelle Cordero and my parents told me that I came from the 5 and 10 cents store.

I grew up in “da” Bronx, the only NYC borough to start with a D. Growing up in the city opened the doors to a lot of cultural opportunities and exciting adventures

 

Obviously you’re a writer, what is the name of your book and the general plot?

Karma Visited is a paranormal suspense. Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need – but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Where did you come up with the idea?

Honestly, when I was younger I had some “nightmares” that I later heard on the news. It was either a HUGE coincidence, or a form of what Annie experiences. It always haunted me that if my dreams were actually happening to someone, why couldn’t I do anything to help.

Hmmm, curious, I love that you tell us just enough to make us want more.

 

Which of your characters do you like the most and why?

In Karma Visited I would have to say I like Dave Turner, the Undersheriff. He’s very real and passionate about what he does. He’s also very much a gentleman and quite honorable.

Nice, chivalry is not dead.

 

Which one do you hate the most and why?

Oh I detest Scott Furman, Annie’s husband. He is so totally out for himself and doesn’t care who he hurts to get what he wants. He has not tolerance for anyone who is different, even if that person is just a child.

 

You’re stranded on an island and you are granted three things;

My husband (that could be quite romantic), a fully charged Kindle, and a working Ham radio to finally radio for rescue when we’ve had enough, lol.

 

The first thing you’re granted is an IPod with only one song loaded, what is it?

Oops, I didn’t realize you were going to tell me what I was granted.

“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” by Rod Stewart.

 

The second item is a book with the last chapter missing, what is it and who wrote it?

I guess I would say my own autobiography, definitely written by me, and I would want to be missing the last, final chapter for quite a while. I’m having too much fun creating the material.

 

And the third thing you’re granted on this island is a lunchbox with a sandwich and a full thermos, yummy, what kind of sandwich and drink would you appreciate?

A tuna melt on wheat toast and a large thermos of fresh water with a twist of lemon.

 

What is the biggest mistake you have made in your life? Not writing or publishing mistake – any mistake. Even if it happened in 3rd grade, I wanna know about it.

Oh gee, this is difficult because I imagine there would be regrets and I really don’t have those – I’ve always tried to turn things around to learn from and make my life better.

Well, I guess the biggest mistake I can think of happened during a part time job I used to work through college – I did undercover investigation of employee honesty and the subject at this one location, unbeknownst to me, wound up being a former classmate – he recognized me and I was so surprised that I pretended NOT to be me. I really felt dumb! (especially when the employer used the scenario in training new employees as an example of what NOT to do!)

Too funny!

 

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

Really…not much. I do eat ice cream now and then but it’s never been a priority. I’m probably not the most favorite consumer of the Klondike Ice Cream Company.

 

You’re still stranded on that island and two people show up, the character you love the most, and the one you hate the most, and they both know what you said about them. What do you do?

I would most definitely stick close to Dave Turner, although I would eventually tell Scott Furman to do something anatomically difficult. I don’t like bullies and I really don’t cower from them either.

 

Flash round favorites:

Color

Blue

 

Sound

Waves

 

Season

Spring

 

Animal

Cat

 

Smell

Vanilla

 

Food

Rice and beans

 

Place to visit

Montreal

 

Place to live

Hudson Valley NY

 

Movie

Almost any disaster movie

 

Alien

Gizmo

 

Number

613

 

Writing spot

If not in my office, seated on my recliner in the living room

 

Texture

Soft like suede

 

Planet

Earth

 

And last of all, favorite memory-

Giving birth to my children

Really? Giving birth? Not the five seconds after?

 

Anything else you would like to add?

Between a vivid imagination, encouragement from very progressive parents, great school opportunities (HS of Art & Design; and Fordham Univ. at Lincoln Center), theatrical classes and summer stock, and a sense of adventure, I feel as if I’ve “lived many lives”; I’ve been an undercover investigator (see above), a wannabee actress, a sound and lighting technician, a volunteer NYC Auxiliary Police Officer, a volunteer NYS Emergency Medical Technician, a journalist, a wife, a mom, and even a Girl Scout Leader. I’ve had a lot of fantastic and sometimes intense experiences and writing is a beautiful extension of who I’ve been, writing gives me the opportunity to continue experiencing life and meeting new people all the time (even if it is only fiction).

 

I have found that interesting people write interesting books so please check her out, here are her links.

author’s blog http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/

website http://ChelleCordero.com

media room http://chellecordero.com/media/

FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero

Twitter https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero.

You can email Chelle at ChelleCordero(at)gmail.com.

promotional blog http://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/

weekly writing workshop for Kindle Blog subscribers at http://bit.ly/pILcG

 

My back list & accolades:

The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero;  Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day, Volume 2; Hyphema; Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day; His Lucky Charm; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts; A Chaunce of Riches; Hostage Heart; Final Sin; Courage of the Heart; Within the Law; Bartlett’s Rule.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll. Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010.

 

Thanks so much for the opportunity to appear on your blog!

 

Awww, thanks for coming!

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4 comments on “Chelle visits Karma

  1. chellecordero
    September 19, 2013

    Thank you!

  2. Atty Eve
    September 19, 2013

    thank you for visiting!

  3. Author Charmaine Gordon
    September 20, 2013

    What a delightful interview, you two. I almost felt I was in the room listening. Once again, Chelle, you surprise me with your many lives and vivid imagination.

  4. Pingback: It’s Karma! – The Karma Visited Blog Tour | Welcome to Chelle's World

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