Tell us a little about yourself. I teach English to children in China (online of course) and I love my job. The hours are strange because of the time difference but it is so worth it. It’s like the saying goes: if you love your job you will never work a day in your life.
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer? As soon as I was able to read. I have always loved books because they take the reader to a new world created in someone else’s mind. My imagination is full of stories yet to be told.
How did you get the idea for your book? Many of my stories come from dreams. This one wasn’t from a dream but came to me while I was trying to fall asleep one night. The thumb on my hand started to twitch slightly and my mind turned, as it often does, to cowboys. Being able to handle a gun was life or death back then, so I let my imagination take over and the hero in the story came to life.
What is your most interesting writing quirk? When the story doesn’t feel like it’s heading in the right direction, I will sometimes take a nap. Actually, as one author put it, it’s a pretend nap. I let the characters tell me what I’m doing wrong. They are good at setting me straight. I’ve had some interesting plot changes during a nap and they are always for the better.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences? Not intentionally. I have three children and when I mentioned the story to my eldest, he said “Which of the kids is me?” I gave it some thought but the characters did not match the personalities any of my three children. Then I realized I had subconscious based them on another group of three people in my life. The oldest girl is like my sister and the little boy is much like my brother and the middle child like me.
Are you working on anything at the present? Yes, I’m working on book two of the Cold Creek Mountain series. The foreman of the Dawson ranch, Roy, meets his complete opposite when Mrs. May’s niece comes to town. It’s lighthearted and sweet with some seriously swoony scenes.
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Lilly Fletcher’s last duty to her recently deceased employer is to deliver his orphaned grandchildren from Omaha, Nebraska to their uncle on Cold Creek Mountain. The final step of the journey requires securing a guide, which is not an easy task for a governess who prides herself on being independent.
Ex-scout Hayden Dawson has been grieving the tragic loss of his family for several years. When he’s asked to take a fancy governess from the city along with her wards up the mountain, he refuses at first since he has a ranch to run. However, outnumbered, by his foreman and his meddling childhood teacher, he’s coerced out of retirement for one last trip.
When the ride up Cold Creek Mountain doesn’t go as planned, can these two wounded hearts work together to protect the children? Can Lilly find the strength to leave her wards behind or does God have a better path for her future?
About the Author:
Jamie Adams enjoys living deep in the woods of the Ozark Mountains with her husband and children. A Christian, wife, mother, author and an ESL, she spends most of her time writing, reading or learning more about the crafts dear to her heart.
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