Tell us a bit about yourself. Include a couple of facts that not a lot of people know about you.
Hi, my name is Jamie Adams. I live in a small town in the Ozarks where we have an abundance of cats, dogs and chickens. My husband and I have three children. The twins, our babies, are in their last year of high school and our son is finishing college out east.
Not a lot of people know I visit China every morning. I teach English as a second language online. It’s been a great learning experience for me meeting so many different families on the other side of the world and learning about their culture. Another little-known fact is I get paid to read books. I can’t divulge the company’s name, but they pay me to tell them what I think of new books on the market. It’s a pretty good gig for an avid reader.
Tell us a bit about the book that will be published by Anaiah Press.
Cold Creek Mountain is a western romance set in Colorado. A rough around the edge’s rancher and a prim and proper governess embark on a dangerous journey to deliver three orphans to their uncle on Cold Creek Mountain. This unlikely pair must depend on each other to survive and keep the children safe. The journey’s end is just the beginning of an encounter that changes their lives forever.
When and why did you start writing?
I’ve always loved to read. To Kill a Mockingbird and Little Woman are stories that fed my interest in writing. I started writing stories as soon as I learned to put a sentence together. I have a vivid imagination that keeps me wide awake at night. The schoolgirl staring out the window daydreaming… that was me.
Is this your first book? How many have you written? How many have you published?
I’ve written dozens of books. I started out as a ghostwriter but since then I’ve self-published nine books on Amazon.
Tell us a bit about your journey to publication.
It started with my mother. She would often laugh at my teenage antics and tell me I needed to write a book. After college I decided to give writing a try and took a course with The Institute of Children’s Literature. The only book I’ve publish that is not a western is a children’s story. My father was a true-blue cowboy at heart and I grew up watching most every western movie or show known to man. During a dark time in my life (both my parents and two older sisters passed within a couple of years) I turned to a fan fiction western sight online. The familiar story lines and camaraderie of readers that shared a love for the wild west helped me escape the pain if only for a while. Eventually I shared that I always wanted to write. They of course encouraged me to give it a try. One of the writers I met there is now a well-known award-winning author. At the time she advised me to join American Christian Fictions Writers. I did and it opened many doors for me. The most remarkable part of my journey has been the kind and helpful advice I receive from other authors.
What are some of your favorite books / authors?
I love historical romance especially books set in the old west. Some of my favorite authors are Erica Vetsch, and Mary Connealy.
What are some of your favorite movies / TV shows?
We watch a lot of old black and white movies at our house. The stories and acting are so much better to what’s out there today. I do have one guilty pleasure. I love reality shows. I had to cut back and now only watch one. I’ve seen every episode of survivor.
Where do you find inspiration for your books?
My favorite book that I’ve published, The Doctor’s Daughter, started in a dream. My stories are character driven. I love ‘creating’ people and their life stories. When I was working on our family ancestry I was constantly sidetracked by the names and details of people I came across. There are so many stories begging to be told.
Describe your perfect day of relaxation.
Writing without interruption while someone else cleans my house.
Where can readers learn more about you?
3 thoughts on “Welcome Jamie Adams, author of Cold Creek Mountain!”
Thank you for letting me read this.. HOLLY SMOKES that girls can’t be that old.. they were just little ones it seems like a year or two ago… They can not grow any more well at least for a year or two”
Have a wonderful Xmas and very very very much good luck on the sale of this one.
Thanks Cyn Ann! It is hard to believe my babies are eighteen! I appreciate your support through the years. Merry Christmas to you to!
Jamie, we share the same “perfect day of relaxation”! Congratulations on your book coming out in 2020. It sounds exciting. I love a good western and I think in high school I read every Louis L’Amour book my library had in stock.