An extra bonus this week! Two interviews!!
Today's is with Jaime Samms.
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What is the worst thing you’ve written, how did you learn or know it was bad, and what did you learn from it?
Wow. Now this is a fun and daring question O.o The worst…Apparently, the questionnaire that was supposed to show how effective I am at interactive Communication at the day job. According to that, I suck at communicating. What did I learn? There's no accounting for upper management's insanity.
Why did you start writing and when did you decide to go professional?
I think I started for the same reason a lot of others did: I had nothing left to read! lol! hat and no one seemed to be writing what I wanted to read, which was men falling in love with one another. How's hat song go? "I was country when country wasn't cool." I was in love with gay romance before gay romance really existed. I decided to 'go pro' a couple years ago. It felt like the right step to take at the time and I haven't looked back.
Do you write in more than one genre? Which ones and which do you like the best?
No….not really. The man!love does it for me.
Do you read other author’s books when you’re writing? If so, do you read the same genre or something different?
I read all the time. Mostly the same gene, but once in a while a fantasy or urban fantasy book catches my attention. My sister just gave me The Clearing by Tim Gautreaux and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I think she's trying to broaden my horizons, but they do look interesting.
What is the most difficult part of the entire writing process for you? Queries, pitches, editing..etc.
Hmmm…mostly putting the pen down going the hell to bed at night!
If you could have the same type of career as any author currently publishing who would it be and why?
That's really hard to say. I suppose I'd pick someone who makes enough to actually pay the bills….Tanya Huff seems to do all right for herself, I don't have a lot of interest in being famous or rich. Just comfortable and with enough time to do my thing.
Bio: Jaime Samms has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she's been writing for herself far longer. Often asked why men, what’s so fascinating about writing stories about men falling in love, she's never come up with an easy answer.
These days, you can find her work on her website. If you flip through the pages of her site, you’ll find plenty of free reading and a bit of art, as well (Gotta use that Fine Arts Diploma for something!). she also writes for Freya’s Bower, Loveyoudivine Alterotica, Pink Petal Books, Dreamspinner Press and Total E-Bound Publishing.
Spare time, when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners, she spends in the garden, at the loom, or with a pencil and sketch book. She graduated from college with a Fine Arts diploma, with a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. Fun times.
Book blurb: Coming next month from Dreamspinner Press: New Linen
Until now, Drew and Garrett had been playing at the whole dominance thing, but this weekend is different. Drew is already losing himself to the implacable will of his new Master and they have yet to make anything official. That’s what this weekend is supposed to be about – Garrett making Drew his – unless the memories from Garrett’s past are too strong to let him meet Drew’s ultimatum of the real thing or nothing at all.
Social media &Web links
Jaime Samms website