July 7, 2012

Welcome Women’s Fiction Author … Jamie Salisbury

Jamie Salisbury cannot imagine a time when she did not write. A skill that has served her well throughout her diversified professional career that encompassed public relations in and around the entertainment industry, photography, editing, and special event planning.
An avid reader of history, biographies, and romance it's only natural that she prefers to write historical romances with characters said to be "so authentic they spring forth from the page and shake the reader's hand." No stranger to life threatening situations Jamie pulls from life experience when she creates her stories. Such as when her family had to escape Chile when she was a teen because of the unstable political climate.
Unable to walk great distances as a result of several foot surgeries, she started writing once again as a way to pass the time. With the completion of her first novel Perpetual Love she dove head first into the eBook and digital publishing paradigm. She couldn't be happier with her decision to grab the publishing industry by the shoulders and force it to pay attention to all she has to offer.

Tell us your latest news. . .

Timeless Sojourn is my latest contemporary romance which will be released July 9th.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I’ve always written, but I think the teacher I had in high school for a Creative Writing class did it for me. She encouraged her students, had some, at the time, off the wall ideas in order to get us to expand our writing skills (she would have us write a piece about a song on a album of her choosing).

Do you write full time?

Yes, I am fortunate that I can say I write full time. Before I had an extensive background in public relations and special events planning. I still do some public relations work for a select clientele.

Current release details

Anne Harrison is at an age when most women are enjoying the fact that their children are now grown and moved out, and can enjoy their spouses. Fate is fickle. It has other ideas for Anne. She is instead faced with a divorce and starting over.

Geoffrey Quinn is a successful businessman with many layers who happens to be quite handsome who like Anne has no expectations of a relationship.

But all of that is about to change.

What’s the best way for readers to contact you?

What is the best advice and worse advice you have ever received?

The best: keep writing, always keep writing. The worse? Quit while you’re ahead. You’ll never make it as a successful author.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

Action/adventure. I’m researching a future project that will have all of that. It’s a little out of my comfort zone but I’m game.

If you could be one of your characters – who would you be? And why?

Probably Zara Middleton-Tudor from Tudor Rose. She is an independent, savvy and successful businesswoman, who doesn’t let anyone beat her down. Plus she’s fiercely loyal to her clients and they are in return.

Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?

I’m working on a couple – helps with writers block. One is a Scottish/British historical romance set in the 1890s.  I am also working on the sequel to Tudor Rose and I have one I’m doing research on which is a contemporary romance, with more action/adventure than what I normally write.

Who is your favorite cover model? And why?

Jimmy Thomas, without a doubt. He’s of the age set of quite a few of my male characters. His images say it all. He’s professional, smart, and oh yeah, he’s damn good looking.

"It wasn't supposed to be like this!", has become the mantra in Anne Harrison's head since her recent divorce. She was too old to be here...to be single. Melancholy and unsure about anything Anne takes her long time friend Kat's advice and gets back to her roots...in Seattle. There she hopes to connect with that long ago girl from her childhood and find her confidence again.
Devilishly handsome, arrogant, and cocky Geoffrey Quinn is a man of success. He's also a man of layers and most people can't get past what he portrays. No one until Anne.
The last thing either of these people are looking for is a relationship. Anne finds Geoff highly irritating (and young!) at his best, while Geoffrey finds her magnetic and wise.
Seemingly unsuitable and unplanned attractions lights a fiery passion this duo never expected.
Will they take a chance on passion? If they do what happens when the blaze recedes? What will be left ashes or embers?

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