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Tristen the Last Seeker by Fleur Camacho Book Blast and Interview



Tristen wakes to find a man watching him from the mirror.

A chill runs through Tristen’s body as the familiar robed priest stares at him longingly.  The priest struggles to open his mouth; the stitches that lace his lips together slowly rip apart and jut raggedly from his mouth.  His bloody lips stretch wide as he leans towards Tristen, trying to suck him into a deep black hole.

Ever since Tristen, a sixteen-year-old teenager, is assigned to work with Ailey on a school project, his life takes a thrilling and alarming turn.  Tristen can’t stop the inexorable pull he feels toward Ailey; just being around her draws him in completely, blindly and with disastrous consequences.  At the same time, an evil priest invades Tristen’s dreams and threatens to kill his mom.

Soon, Tristen and his friends find themselves magically transported to Fifteenth Century France and Tristen discovers that he is the last-born Seeker – destined to save the past and the influential figures who shape it. When someone tries to kill him, Tristen must make a choice: embrace his destined purpose and risk loosing everything or be stuck in the past running for his life forever.


I could feel her hand inches from mine as we lay, side by side, on the sand.  I shifted to my side and studied the way the wet curls in her sun-kissed hair hung in ringlets spread out on the sand, just waiting to be touched.  My hand automatically reached out toward her fingers, brushing them.

She opened her eyes and looked at me.  An overwhelming sense that we, somehow, fit together overcame me.  Somehow deep inside me, I felt that she was meant to be a part of my world.  It was like our souls were reuniting.  It was crazy and made perfect sense at the same time.

Suddenly she jerked up.

“That was so stupid!”


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Fleur Camacho loves to read and travel.  Sometimes she reads so much that she gets sucked into the story and ignores everything she supposed to do.   Travel is always the top priority on her list and comes before fixing up the house, putting in grass or buying her dream car (an antique Ford Mustang).

She also likes to hike, paint, be healthy and read boring economic reports.  She is the wife to an uber-cool and sexy husband and a mom to two awesome children.

She practices positive inevitability and believes that if you don’t take the chance on something you believe in, you’ll never know what you could give to the world.


1. When and why did you start writing books?

My husband and I were watching the show Heroes and were trying to decide what power we would choose if we could pick one.  I’m very passionate about traveling and I love history also, so I picked that I could have the power to travel around the world and through time.  My husband told me I should write a book about it.

I didn’t consider myself a writer and so I never really took the suggestion seriously, but the story just kept growing in my mind.  Eventually I started putting it down on paper but it took years for me to take it seriously.  Mostly, I have my husband to thank because he kept encouraging me.

2. What is the best thing about writing books?

I love to be able to shape a story.  I don’t want things to be easy for my characters and I don’t want you to be able to understand them easily.  Life is complicated and people are complex and I love to be able to weave that into my story.

3. When you were younger, did you picture yourself as an author?

Actually, I didn’t.  I used to write poems, mostly as a way to express my emotions, kinda like a journal for me.  So I never shared my poems.

When I was younger I wanted to work with dolphins.  Then I realized I hate science.  So then I wanted to be a lawyer, then I realized I hate to argue.  Now I’m studying International Affairs because I would like to make a change in the world somehow.  A lot of people lose their dreams as they get older, but I’m finding that I’m holding onto mine even tighter.  Again, I have my husband to thank for that because he supports me in such an incredible way, that I feel like I can stick with them while he supports the family.

There was one time that I submitted a poem to a small book that was being published.  It was probably a school assignment or something but the poem was about an African slave.  People in the school that I went to read it and, if they didn’t know me, were surprised when they met me because I’m white.  That’s the only experience I’ve had in publishing before now.

4. What inspired you to write The Last Seeker?

Mostly Tristen did.  He was a character that started in my head and kept growing.  It was almost as if he spoke to me, the whole story just spoke to me, and when I’d put it aside, I almost felt that he was sad.  In my mind, he was locked away in a dark closet and I needed to let him out to be humane.  I guess that tells you a lot about my imagination.

5.What is your message to those people who are aspiring to be an author someday?

The only thing holding you back from being an author is a simple decision.  The first step is to make the decision to do it and be serious about that commitment.  We have the platform now so that anyone who wants to be an author is able to do it.

Second, you cannot doubt yourself.  If something isn’t working, then tweak it or change it until it works.  People will always love a good story and so, write a good story and then believe in it.

I used to tell myself over and over that my story sucked.  I got so sick of (what I call) Mr. Negative in my head that I decided I needed to change my thoughts.  I started listening to positive messages all day and made myself say only good things about my work.  And they work.  I like to go to or listen to Zig Ziglar, anything that will get me pumped and thinking positive.  Believe me, after listening to Eric Thomas yell at you for a few minutes, you’ll believe you can accomplish anything you want!


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