Lainey Cameron Blog

Of Hope and Hummingbirds

Tales from the Querying Trenches. One of my favorite activities (or lack of activity) in San Miguel is to watch the hummingbirds in our garden. Lately, as I’m deep into book querying (that’s when you search for an agent), I’m increasingly drawn to these tiny flying frenzies, and I’ve been trying to figure out why.
My life as a writer is more peaceful than my previous corporate life, even if full of micro disappointments, as writer’s lives tend to be. So why relate to a bird that lives every day on the knife-edge of oblivion?

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Why Awards Matter to Debut Writers

On a morning in July, one of my writer friends texted to say congratulations and shortly after my honey had to inform our neighbors here in San Miguel that the screaming from our rooftop (where I was eating breakfast) was not the murder of an American expat, but...

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Bugs of San Miguel

I'll admit it, in the last month in San Miguel I've become a little obsessed with bugs. VW bugs. Not bugs of the cucaracha variety, although we have plenty of those too (I'm told plastic drain covers and bounce dryer sheets are the answer). The VW bugs in San Miguel...

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Notes on a Changing United Kingdom

Twenty years ago, I left the UK to move to California. I’m proud of my heritage and until last week, I believed I was still connected to my home country. However, in this last trip I noticed several things have changed… When I lived in Scotland, pies used to look like...

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