I love to write. I discovered my passion for the written word in the third grade when I composed my first poem. It wasn’t until my preteen years, while sneaking historical romances off my mom’s bookshelves to read during summer vacation, that I discovered the romance genre. I’ve published 22 novels and counting, and I still get a thrill every time the words are flowing easily. Originally from Kentucky, I now live with my husband and three children in Northern California. Aside from writing, I also love to read, jog (never while reading), and take care of animals. We currently have a dog, a cat, and several rabbits living with us, but we also occasionally foster dogs for our local shelter.
Still Curious? Have burning questions you need answered?
Do you only write romance novels?
I’ve published two young adult novels, both coming-of-age family dramas, as Jamie Kain. Visit my young adult fiction website, http://jamiekain.com for more information.
How long does it take you to write a book, anyway?
I’m envious of authors who have an easy answer for this, such as “three months.” I have written a novel in as little as a couple of months, and I have take a year or more. My favorite thought on this topic is not my own, but that of a writer friend: “It takes me as long as the publisher contract says I have to write the book.”
When is your next book coming out?
Soon! In 2017, I’m lined up to put out a book almost every month. Some of them will be re-releases of old books, and others will be new stories. Sign up for my newsletter to be alerted about my release dates, along with special offers and occasional freebies.
Are you appearing at any upcoming events?
Maybe! Again, sign up for my newsletter list to receive a notice when I am. Also, I’m flattered that you’d like to meet me. Here’s a photo of me holding a book cover at an author event at a Romance Writers of America Conference a few years ago.
Why is your website so jacked up?
I maintain it myself, and I far prefer writing books to posting stuff about them on the internet. This is a serious character flaw, but I’m working on it.