INTERVIEW with Jaime Jo Wright / The Reckoning at Gossemer Pond
Deb: I'm pleased to interview Jaime Jo Wright as she celebrates her new release!
Hi Jaime! Congratulations on all of your success with these fabulous novels. Ace Reviewer Paula Shreckhise and are thrilled to have you visit.
When did you decide to work toward publication, and was there a specific event or book that gave you the push?
Jaime: I wanted to be a published author since I was 13. I’m not sure there was a specific event so much as I just loved telling stories. :)
D: It's great that you had that focus all along!
Besides coffee...ahem...what's the one thing you do for yourself that gives you a much needed "Ahhhh" moment when you really need one?
J: Time with my family. I love our privacy, I love our time together. They are my fuel.
D: What old classic and recent book release would make the best fictional mashup?
J: OOO wow. Now I’ve gotta think. Probably Last of the Mohicans meets Lori Benton’s Many Sparrows.
D: Oh, I love that idea! One of my favorite eras and Lori Benton is phenomenal. (Maybe she has this in the works?!)
Tell us a bit about your writing process. Do you plot and spend a lot of time with your characters first or do you jump in and let them take you for a journey?
J: I plot a lot in my head. The skeleton of the story is written there, so when I start writing, the framework is established.
D: I want to say 'me too' but now I have to 'write most of it down' at the same time or lose it. Isn't it wonderful to have that story bouncing around in there and nagging to get out on paper (er... screen)?
If we could give you an afternoon of peace and quiet alone, what movie and meal could we provide for you in our secret Inky Cave?
J: I love a good cheesy pizza with everything on it (sans anchovies and olives) and probably a Lord of the Rings marathon.
D: And lastly, what's next on your author horizon?
J: January 2019, The Curse of Misty Wayfair is released. So I’m super excited for you all to meet the next set of super-ladies: Thea and Heidi as they journey through an old asylum for the mentally insane, and try to resolve their own personal experiences with anxiety and mental illness.
D: I've seen peeks and hints, and posted it as one of my #CatchyCovers / #BeautifulBooks choices.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR the virtual visit. I can smell the pizza!
Full Bio: Professional coffee drinker and ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures atjaimejowright.com
Short Bio: Daphne du Maurier 2018 finalist and ECPA/Publisher's Weekly best-selling author Jaime Jo Wright, pens romantic suspense stained with history’s secrets. Coffee drinker by day, and coffee drinker by night.
Social Media Links:
Web site: www.jaimejowright.com
About The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond:
For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she's wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she'll uncover.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father's newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon's son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town—but it isn't until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they've waded into.
Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it's too late and they lose their future—or their very souls.
THANK YOU Paula Shreckhise, Kristen Crumm and Jamie Jo Wright!
HERE IS PAULA's REVIEW
Have you read Jaime's debut, The House on Foster Hill? Are you as excited as I am about this new genre with a gothic twist?
What question would you most like to ask Jaime?