I’m so excited! Today I have the privilege of having Jaime Jo Wright here on my blog with me!! 🙂
Earlier this week, I did a post about her newest release, and I really am quite pleased to share a bit more about the book. And the author behind the book.
I also still have a giveaway open for her new book!! Please go visit this post and leave a comment to be entered!!
Jaime Jo Wright is a relatively new author. But, after reading her first novel, The House on Foster Hill, I was HOOKED!! I love suspense novels, and I also enjoy history. Well, she combines the two and writes what I would class as ‘historical suspense thrillers’. Her second book, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond was equally good.
And now she has a third book out. The Curse of Misty Wayfair. This one takes the whole suspense/thriller level up a notch! (Disclaimer-it sounds like it’s all about curses and ghosts…it’s not! It’s a really good story, although not recommended for late night reading!)
Anyway…on to my interview.
Tell me one thing about yourself that your readers would be surprised to know.
Ok. Confession time. I love stuffed animals. By “love” I don’t mean, “admire”, or “appreciate”, or even “moderately care for”. I mean…LOVE! I can walk into a toy store of stuffed animals and melt into an oozing pile of 8 yr old mush in a 40 yr old body. It’s the eyes. And I swear every stuffed animal is alive. But only special people can know it. It’s really the Velveteen Rabbit all over again, only, I never threw my stuffed animals away. I still have them. For real.
Aw…stuffed animals. Yes, I get this! I’ve had to learn how to restrain myself, and have passed on that love, (along with a lot of my own stuffed treasures) to my daughters. (I used to be big on collecting Beanie Babies, back in the day…)
What is your favorite genre to read?
I’m a mood reader. Today my favorite genre is historicals, but tomorrow, it’ll be speculative, and the next day, mystery. I can say, Amish isn’t typically my go-to genre, but believe it or not, I’ve actually read quite a bit of Amish too.
Variety is great, especially when it comes to reading!
Did you grow up reading lots of books? Or….what was your favorite hobby as a child?
I totally grew up reading and it totally was my hobby. Mostly mysteries and animal books.
I love it!! Reading was my hobby, too, as I was growing up! (and it still shows…)
Do you have any fun hobbies now?
I like to bow hunt. I’m not saying I’m good at it, but I do like to!
What fun! 🙂
Can you tell us about a memorable event/happening in your life?
Probably when my daughter was born. She was born 3 weeks early and wasn’t breathing very well. It was a traumatic entrance that resulting in a stay at the NICU, but it was also such a beautiful time to watch her develop and grow after she was born.
Your daughter’s birth sounds very traumatic, but new life just is so amazing.
Also, I’d love to hear about how you and your husband met!
Well, that’s at least a three hour story (not joking). To summarize: I met him when I was 17. Despised him–for real–for five years. We could not be in the same room together for more than twenty minutes. Then all our friends got married, so by default, we had no one else to hang out with. Then when I was 22 I weirded myself out by actually missing this annoying person when he went to Columbia for the spring. When he came back, he’d weirded himself out by missing me too, so we agreed to a tentative truce. At which point, we also determined maybe dating wasn’t such a bad idea since–let’s face it–small town WI wasn’t offering up many other options. The rest is history. We’re going on 19 years of marriage and we’ve moved past the “I despise you stage” quite well, I think. 😉
Congratulations on conquering that ‘I despise you stage’ by celebrating all these years together! Wishing you many more happy ones!
Next, what is your favorite vacation spot?
Rome. Although, no one in my family will go back there with me, so second choice, is our cabin up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
I’m sure your Wisconsin Northwoods are beautiful! I’d love to see them. (And yeah, Rome, too…I wouldn’t turn that one down. )
And then, one more…tell us one item on your bucket list (literal or mental, assuming you have one!) that you are hoping to accomplish in the near future.
I want to go deep sea fishing for swordfish. I know. You totally saw that one coming, didn’t you?
Go for it!! You never know what might happen!
Jaime Jo Wright, Thank you SO much for stopping by and chatting with me. I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit more.