Today is the official release day of For No Reason, the fourth and final volume of The Camdyn Series. Ending the story was pretty bittersweet for me, and according to my early reviewers, I think it’s safe to say they felt the same way.
Why does it have to end??? Can’t we get just one more book in the series? PLEASE!!!! – Tamra
…it was so hard to start this book knowing that it is the last in the series. I didn’t want to say goodbye to these “friends.” – Heidi
I said it before, but it’s worth saying again: I hate, hate, hate to say goodbye to these people. – Susan
When I finished writing The Camdyn Series, I honestly had no expectations for Camdyn and Cole into the future. I figured I would think about them sometimes and wonder what they were doing, but I didn’t expect you all to do the same. Well, now that I’m a bit removed from their story, I have to be completely honest with you:
I can’t let them go. When you’re writing a novel, you spend a lot of time imagining yourself inside the heads of the characters, picturing things through their eyes. Perhaps because The Camdyn Series is written in the first person, or perhaps because it was a continual story about the same cast of characters, they actually feel like my friends, too.
In a way, I am Camdyn Taylor. No, I’m not a moderately famous klutz who has been proposed to a zillion times, but I’ve spent an entire year looking at the world through her eyes. I want to believe that she’s still out there somewhere, and maybe one day I’ll run into her and be shocked that she’s real. I want to know what she’s writing next, and that she’s happy, and that she’s still progressing into figuring out this thing called life.
So, for all of you who are in love with Camdyn and Cole, rest assured that I can’t say goodbye to them, either. Who knows what we’ll see from them in the future? Maybe some new adventures… Maybe we’ll see what Camdyn’s writing… Maybe you’ll even be surprised when they show up in someone else’s story.
To every one of you who loves The Camdyn Series – thank you from the bottom of my heart. Fulfilling this dream has touched me in ways I never expected, taught me lessons about myself, and reminded me of what is truly important. Camdyn’s story has been a blessing to me, and I’m so glad we have shared in this journey.
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