We have a real special guest today here at The Writer’s Life! Jamieson Wolf, my wonderful friend and working partner for Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Tours, joins us today and gives us insights into his own writing life!
Jamieson is on his own virtual book tour thoughout the whole month of July which he calls "The Haunted Walk," touring blogs around the world to talk about his book, The Ghost Mirror! Click on banner to the left to visit his tour page where you can follow along on The Haunted Walk. Oooooh...spooky!
Jamieson has been writing since a young age when he realized he could be writing instead of paying attention in school. Since then, he has created many worlds in which to live his fantasies and live out his dreams. As well as being a novelist, he is an accomoplished non fiction writer. He writes book reviews for Linear Reflections, The Gotta Write Network and his book review web site The Book Pedler. As well, he writes non-fiction pieces for The American Chronicle. You can also read his blog, One Step at a Time, where he writes about living with Cerebral Palsy.
He is the author of several novels and two non fiction works which include THE GHOST MIRROR, HUNTED, GARDEN CITY, ELECTRIC PINK, ELECTRIC BLUE, WRITE NOW: EXERCISES FOR THE ASPIRING WRITER and THE MUSE: LEARNING TO WRITE FROM INSPIRATION.
You can find out more about Jamieson at http://www.jamiesonwolf.com/!
Boomer Chick: Welcome to Boomer Chick, Jamieson! Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book?
Jamieson: The Ghost Mirror is about Mave Mallory. When she is thirteen years old, she goes to live with her Grandmother, Mona Mallory. There, she finds an old mirror in the attic that her Grandmother warns her not to touch.
But things don't go as planned.
While trying to save a friend, she falls through the mirror and finds herself in the Town of Elements.
There, magic is real and so are nightmares. An eater of souls, Mr. Lavender, knows that Mave is the Last Witch and wants her soul for his own.
Mave must learn to use the magic she has, and defeat Mr. Lavender, if she is to stay alive...
Boomer Chick: Why did you write it? Was it for fun or was it a calling sort of thing?
Jamieson: I have always wanted to write a children's book in the style of the Brothers Grimm; something dark and beautiful. The Ghost Mirror came into my head almost fully formed once I knew that it was Mave I was writing about. I think it was a calling of sorts. I was out of work for the three weeks it took to write it. As soon as I finished writing it, I got work again.
Boomer Chick: Does paranormal come natural to you? Is it your preferred genre to write?
Jamieson: Paranormal or speculative fiction seems to be what I enjoy writing most. I always try to write different things but I keep coming back to fantasy and paranormal fiction. It's where I have the most fun.
Boomer Chick: Tell us how you got your book published. Who is it with and how has your experiences been so far with them?
Jamieson: The Ghost Mirror took a long time to get published. I submitted the manuscript to almost thirty different publishers before I was lucky enough to have Vickie Kennedy at e Treasures Publishing accept it for publication. e Treasures has been a dream; everyone there has been fantastic to work with and it's wonderful to have my book in the hands of someone who loves it so much! She's already accepted the next two books in the series. I just have to write them first. LOL
Boomer Chick: Where can we go to buy your book?
Jamieson: Well, you can buy it from the publisher at www.etreasurespublishing.com or, once the book comes out in paperback at the end of July, from Amazon.
Boomer Chick: What's next on the agenda? Do you have any books coming out after The Ghost Mirror?
Jamieson: After The Ghost Mirror came out, my novel Hunted was published by Write Words Inc. They're also going to be publishing the other three novels in the series. Hope Falls will be out in August, Eagle Valley in September and Dragons Cove in October. I also have a memoir coming out from The Friday Project in the summer of 2008, so it's been a busy but productive year so far!
Boomer Chick: Thank you for stopping by, Jamieson, and good luck with the rest of your virtual book tour!
Jamieson: Thank you so much, Dorothy! It's been wonderful so far!
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