Thank you for joining us today, Jaimie. Can you please start off by telling us a bit about yourself?
Thank you for having me. I consider myself to be a children’s book author, but I also write young adult novels, have published my autobiography, and am currently working on my first novel for adults.
When did you first get bit by the writing bug?
I was born disabled. Like my character, Baby Jaimie, I am in a wheelchair. While my home life was what I consider to be average, my school life wasn’t. I wasn’t allowed to do anything. When other children ran around the playground I was forced to sit on the edge of the playground just watching. Watching wasn’t much fun, so I’d make up stories to entertain myself while the other kids were running around.
Why did you decide to write stories for children?
When I was in high school I dreamed of writing my autobiography. The realization that it probably wouldn’t sell well if I wasn’t known for any other writing struck me. The idea to transform my autobiography into a children’s picture book series just took off from there. In March of 2011, I did realize my dream of writing and publishing my autobiography, Roll With It.
Do you believe it is harder to write books for a younger audience?
It’s definitely harder to write books for younger audiences. When writing for younger audiences language needs to be kept simple, yet in today’s society we are more geared to being more technical.
What is your favorite part of writing for young people?
My favorite part is when I get to meet the young people I write for.
Can you tell us what your latest book is all about?
My latest book is the third volume in The Adventures of Baby Jaimie series. In this book the title character is going to be in her first school play. When she doesn’t get the part she wants she has to be taught the lesson, there are no small parts only small actors.
What inspired you to write it?
This book, like the rest of the series, are inspired by real life events in my own life.
Where can readers purchase a copy?
Do you have a website and/or blog where readers can find out more?
What is up next for you?
I am currently working on the fourth edition of The Adventures of Baby Jaimie series, a paranormal romance for adults, and a nonfiction book about conspiracies.
Thank you for spending time with us today, Jaimie. We wish you much success.
About The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright
Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has made a lot of friends and learned a lot of things. Now she will learn what it means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby Jaimie as she learns the lesson, there are no small parts, only small actors.
About Jaimie Hope
Jaimie Hope was born in New York and it was in high school, when she joined the newspaper staff and decided she wanted to be a writer. Jamie received her Associates degree in 1999. Then she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society and remained active in the arts. In 2005 Jaimie wrote her first children’s book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie, published in 2006 and Who Says You Can’t Go Home? in 2008. The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Goes to School in 2010. Her Autobiography, Roll With It followed by the third volume in her children’s series, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright, and her first paranormalrRomance, When You Come Back To Me Again were released in 2011.