Author of Beautiful Disaster
Here's to very diverse author, Jamie McGuire! Meeting Jamie at the DC Author Event was a pleasure since I love her work. She stole my heart with her books Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. Travis Maddox is a book boyfriend that you just can't ever forget and for that he'll always stays with you.♥
Here are Jamie's answers to my three questions:
#1 - As readers we get very attached to characters so it’s sad when we finish their stories. Now, I can imagine that for a writer it is even harder to finish writing a story knowing that’s the end for the characters. How do you transition from finishing a novel/series to starting a new one?
Jamie tries to write not too close together between stories so current characters won't show and influence future stories. That helps her in her transition to starting something new but she says that she doesn't get too sad about it anyway. When the time comes to write a new story she's more than ready and excited.
#2 - One popular component in romance books is sex scenes so I wonder… When writing, how do you decide how much sex to put in your stories? Or do you mostly follow your genre (YA, NA, Erotic Romance, Erotica, etc.)?
When it comes to these types of scenes, Jamie says she writes what feels comfortable and what feels right for the story and the characters. She likes to focus more on developing a good plot and interesting characters and less on being detailed with sex scenes.
#3 - Do you consider yourself a romance genre writer or a writer who uses love stories to explore a wide range of themes?
Jamie likes to explore different themes with her stories. She loves the freedom of writing whatever her heart desires without following an specific genre. Her stories will usually have romance in them but that may not always be the main focus of the stories.
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More About Jamie:Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster™ debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster™, and the Providence™ series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill™ and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding™.
Jamie now lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.
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