Thank you for stopping in to meet Jamie. You won't be disappointed in her books because they'll pull you right into the pages as though you stood next to her characters! She has several books so be sure to check them out on her blog.
Jamie is here this week to discuss her new release, Timeless Sojourn. We can't wait to read this one after reading Tudor Rose...about the Tudor Rose Band and the lead singer Amadeus Tudor. Her writing will pull you in! Jamie is also featuring a contest - details below!
Reader’s Haven: Tell us a bit about yourself that our readers might not know.
Reader’s Haven: Now curiosity is going to kill us cats! LOL What made you want to become a writer?
Jamie: I didn’t suddenly want to become a writer - it is something that has always been with me as far back as I can remember. I’ve always loved to write and it has just naturally developed over the years.
Reader’s Haven: Please share a bit about your new release without giving away any spoilers.
Jamie: Timeless Sojourn is about a woman of a certain age, who finds herself divorced at a time when she should be relaxing and enjoying her life. Instead she’s forced to make decisions and changes she never thought she’d be faced with. And add to that some twists and turns and romance!
Read a draft excerpt here. Timeless Sojourn will release July 9th!
Reader’s Haven: Do you write under a pen name?
Reader’s Haven: What types of hero or heroine do you like best?
Jamie: I like both to have strong personalities. With the male, a more alpha personality, but not over the top where he’s in love with himself. He has to have a softer side to him as well. The woman should be strong, able to stand up and make decisions on her own.
Reader’s Haven: Jimmy Thomas is on a lot of your covers. He is definitely an Alpha Male. Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.
Jamie: I usually spend the mornings catching up and replying to email, visit social media sites, catch up and do any public relations or marketing I need to do. The afternoons I try to spend writing. Now that’s not to say that I might not start out writing and everything gets switched around. And I do write at night. It just all depends on the muses.
Reader’s Haven: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?
Jamie: They’re all romance. There might be some common theme, but for the most part they are different. Once I started Timeless Sojourn, I decided there was a need for this type themed story line and have decided to write a sequel(s) and spinoffs.
Reader’s Haven: How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?
Jamie: Anywhere from three to eight months. However, with Timeless Sojourn it took me over six months from the time I began writing until the edits were finished. I have one full length novel that I finished in 2010 that is still not ready to publish. It’s edited, ready to go, but there’s something and I can’t put my finger on it, but something that keeps me going back over it.
Reader’s Haven: Do you have to be alone to write?
Jamie: Yes. I have tried to write with others around and it doesn’t work. That goes for the TV too. I have to have silence to write, although sometimes I will turn on some music.
Reader’s Haven: How do you go about naming characters?
Jamie: Most of the time they name themselves. I’ve named characters before, then half way through, decided that they so aren’t that name and go back in and change their name. So I just let them speak to me as I start out.
Reader’s Haven: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?
Jamie: Both. Sometimes I will have a very good idea of how I think a character should look. Other times it does not hit me until I’m well into the book.
Reader’s Haven: How do you pick locations for your stories?
Jamie: Hit or miss. Most of the time they are places I’ve either lived or visited. Some place familiar. If I use a location I’ve never been to before, I’ll spend a good amount of time researching so when I write it won’t look as though I know nothing about the place.
Reader’s Haven: Jamie, thanks for visiting with us this week. Where can the Readers learn about you and your books?
Jamie: On my web site, blog and follow me Twitter @JamieRSalisbury and Like my Facebook Fan Page. Also on Romance Novel Center.
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