Today is Jamie Lynn’s turn!
- If you could be granted instant virtuosity on a musical instrument you don’t now play, which one would it be, and why?
The drums, hands down! I wanted to play them as a kid but my parents said no (gee, wonder why! LOL!) but I’ve still always wanted to learn, thanks to my love (to this day!) of 80’s hair bands. 🙂
2. Pretend you’re a character in your latest book. Give us the paragraph in which the reader is first introduced to you.
Everything about Shawn was dark. His thick, dark hair just brushed the base of his neck, with an ever present lock that fell over his forehead. His skin was a shade of golden brown, with a dusting of dark hair on his muscular chest. Even his eyes were a dark cobalt blue, off-set by the shadow of dark stubble across his jaw. Then there were Shawn’s tattoos—one on each arm and a larger one across his right side—symbolizing stories of his dark past. His favorite things were drinking, smoking, sex and seeing how many times he could use the word “fuck” in a day. He was a bold, brash, loud American, walking into the Unit like he owned the place, and the Brits disliked him on sight.
(from Broken Soldier – Shadow Unit Book 1)
3. What are three books in your keeper pile?
Singularity by William Sleator
Flight Dreams by Michael Craft
The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley
4. What is your favorite time of day?
Afternoons after I get home from work. I can relax, let go of the stress of the day and spend time with my husband and my cat. A close second would be when I climb into bed and close my eyes, the time before sleep claims me when my thoughts drift and story ideas tumble through my head. Which usually means good dreams. 🙂
5. What were your favorite books when you were a teenager?
The Hardy Boys Casefiles series. I’d been reading the Hardy Boys since I was a kid, but back in the late 1980’s this series came out that was much more mature. These books are what prompted me to start writing my own stories, that then led me down the path to professional writing to where I am today! I owe a lot to Joe and Frank. 🙂
6. Who’s one of the most interesting people you’ve met?
Since Star Wars is hot in the movies right now, it would be Mark Hamill. I met him when I was a teenager, absolutely star struck. His bodyguards tried to push me away when I walked up, as Mark was walking off stage at a convention, but Mark was having none of it. He stopped to talk to me, a real conversation. I’ll never forget how nice he was to me. Even signed my Star Wars book I’d had since I was 7 years old. He was a delight to talk to—my hero, Luke Skywalker!—it was an experience I’ll always remember. J
Sergeant Connor Finley and Sergeant Shawn Weller are dedicated soldiers working covert ops for Shadow Unit — a joint UK/US anti-terrorism task force.
Partners in the field and out, they had been through hell together for the last four years and made it through standing side by side. But when their latest undercover op to bring down an arms dealer plunges them into a world of drugs, sex and violence, Shawn must literally get in bed with the enemy in order to complete the mission. And Connor is forced to watch, helpless, as his partner is broken into pieces.
Will love be enough to put them both back together or will this be their final mission
WARNING: Contains scenes of drug use, graphic sex and realistic situations
(Rainbow Awards Runner Up)
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Jamie Lynn Miller has been writing fiction since childhood and decided to take the plunge and go pro in 2008, finding to her amazement that people truly enjoyed her love stories. She’s a romantic at heart, and her tales reflect the desire we all have to find “the one,” persevering through trials and heartache for that happy ending.
Jamie has a degree in fine arts and has spent the last twenty years working as a graphic designer, though she’d much rather be writing. She was born in Chicago and still lives there today with her husband and their furry, four-footed children, er… cats.
If she’s not brainstorming story ideas, you can find Jamie at a sci-fi convention, in front of a furnace doing glass blowing, or on a mat twisted into a yoga pose.