Interview Roulette: Jamie Samms

Today’s player is Jamie Samms!

  1. What is your least favorite thing about California? Its distance from Northern Ontario. A few of my very favourite people live there, and I’d love to be closer to them, if I could.
  2. Describe a really bad decision you once made. A lot of bad choices I’ve made over the years center around the wrong shoes for the occasion. Like, “Oh! These are so cute! I won’t be standing too long” or “ There will definitely be chairs.” Or “the DJ will suck, so there won’t be any dancing.” Or, “we won’t be walking that far.”
  3. A tourist lands in your town. What should he or she see or do? Go see a car rental place, rent a car, and drive away. Seriously. This is a cultural black hole. Go. Find something interesting in some other city. If you really, really insist on seeing a sight here, drive by the giant Big Nickel on the outskirts of town. It’s about the most exciting thing here.
  4. Aside from writing, in what ways are you creative? Well, I did earn a Fine Arts Diploma from the local college. It says I can draw pictures and make things with string. I’m sort of decent at the later, but don’t practice the first enough to be as good as I’d like.
  5. If you could choose anyone on the planet to narrate an audio version of your latest book, who would it be? Quite honestly, I’d pick Greg Tremblay to narrate the entire Off Stage series, if that was an option. Why mess with a good thing?

Book blurb:

Kilmer and Jacko’s relationship has been foundering for a long time. With the end in sight and despairing that he might never find a Dom who suits him, Kilmer heads to a local bar to drown his sorrows—and meets country singer Tanner.

Tanner feels oddly protective of the broken man and eventually convinces Kilmer to hire him to help remodel the small, sad house Kilmer once shared with Jacko. As Tanner and Kilmer get to know each other, Kilmer regains his lost independence and Tanner’s dominant streak rises to the surface. But will it be a help or a hindrance to the trust they’re trying to build?

The answer might lie in the music Kilmer gave up not long after he met Jacko. Music always granted him solace, clarity, and an outlet for his emotions, and with Tanner’s encouragement, he picks up where he left off. Playing together eases them into honest communication, and though a happily ever after will still take patience and work, taking a chance on each other sounds sweeter with every note.


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Author bio:

Jaime 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 a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they would also be the stories she wrote.

These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Various Publishers.

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, is spent crocheting, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!), or watching movies. She has a day job, as well, which she loves, and two kids, but thankfully, also a wonderful husband who shoulders more than his fair share of household and child-care responsibilities.

She graduated some time ago from college with a fine arts diploma, and a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on after all . . .


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