How about another interview to get this week rolling? Today, I have the awesome Jaime Jo Wright hanging with me. She’s offering a giveaway, so check out the details below.
About the Book
Journey along in nine historical romances with those who lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.
The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright
– Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentleman’s sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love.”
Thanks so much for having me! I’m super happy to be here with one of my fave online buddies! (You!)
And I’m excited to have you!
The heroine in my novella is Abby. She’s a wounded soul who covers her hurt with a very determined identity. She lives in the north woods of Wisconsin with her father, managing a fly-fishing and canoeing excursion company for the wealthy who wish to experience the “simpler side of life”. This was common at the turn-of-the-century, but what is uncommon, is Abby’s wish to keep her streams and river private from the rich who “do nothing” to enhance the world around them.
Hmm, I’m seeing some similarities. 🙂 How about the hero.
Charles Farrington the Third is a flirt with zero ambition in life. He too hides deep wounds, but contrary to Abby, his are kept secret by a flamboyant personality that prefers to stay busy so he has little time to dwell. But, Abby’s serious personality and impatience with his status and him, sends Charles reeling back to memories he’s kept buried.
Uh oh! What inspired this story idea? What is a song, TV show, or pure imagination?
Honestly, what inspired it was many hours spent fly-fishing with my husband and many summers spent on the Flambeau River in Wisconsin. Now, we take our kids to Hidden Cove Resort in Phillips, WI and love to adventure in the great north woods
I knew I spotted some similarities. 🙂 The story is set in 1890 Wisconsin. How much research did you have to do to make it authentic?
Well, I sort of have lived in the era for many years, so it’s a cumulative amount of information from that research. However, I did need to research fly-fishing. The types of flies that existed in the day, the rods they would have used, as well as where good fly-fishing was near the Flambeau River.
Sounds fun! How about some non-novella questions? 🙂 What do you do to relax?
It sounds dreadfully unintelligent, but I do love to watch TV. Some one else does the thinking for me. 🙂 I really enjoy superhero shows such as: The Flash, Arrow, Daredevil, and the like.
You won’t get any judgment from me. Those are awesome shows! What do you do to have fun?
My family is outdoorsy. I’m highly untalented in that arena but I still enjoy giving it a go. So we kayak, rock climb, camp, fly-fish, and I usually secret away a book in case I get overwhelmed by my lack of athletic stamina.
Glad to know I’m not the only one. What do you do to live it up?
Sleep. I love to sleep. Sleep is my party.
Yes! Candy or chocolate?
Neither? I’m not a huge chocolate or candy person. I know. GASP. Although, you will see FB statuses about chocolate occasionally because I do get the “urge”. But I’m typically more of a coffeeaholic.
Meh, coffee doesn’t do it for me. Your turn to gasp. 😉 Soda or Tea?
Tea. If there’s no coffee available.
You made the right choice, lol. TV shows or movies?
I sort of mentioned this above. LOL but outside of superhero drivel :), I enjoy British TV of all kinds, Hawaii 5-O, Criminal Minds, and NCIS-LA. Movies, I’m all over the gamut on what I enjoy. Pretty much anything as long as it’s not horror or extremely raunchy.
Cool! Before you go, can you share any advice to aspiring writers?
Oh man. There’s SO much advice. But I would say, just write. Write write write write. Don’t stop. I’ve seen too many writers hang out on one book for years, or regurgitate the same concept over and over trying to make this magical equation of a story. But don’t. Just write story after story. Be willing to never see them published. Do what you love first, learn second, and worry about publication third.
Amen! Thanks for stopping by, Jaime!
About the Author
Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com.
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26 thoughts on “Giveaway + Interview with Jaime Jo Wright”
Oh this sounds like such a good collection, I can’t wait to read it for myself!!
Hope you enjoy it, Abby! 🙂
Sounds like a really good book. Coming from a confessed chocoholic, I can’t beleive that you don’t like chocolate. Chocolate or no, I’d really love to win! Thank you.
May the odds be ever in your favor. 😉
I know, I know. Sigh. I’m sort of a sad individual 🙂
Gasp! I never knew you didn’t like chocolate Jaime. Coffee and Chicolate are my two favorite food groups! Have you tried the coffee flavored peanut M & Ms!! Oh my….whenever you open the self sealing bag you get a strong coffee aroma!!!
I know. I LIKE chocolate, I just don’t crave it. I’ll go days and days without it.
Love reading books about the old times. We just don’t know how good We have our life today with all modern conveniences.
THAT is the truth!
You’re the winner!
I’m not really a big chocolate eater either, but I’m really into Milk Duds right now! Love the different flavor of the caramel inside. Also… after seeing your “Tim-Tam Slam” video, I’m kinda dying to try a Tim Tam!
The Tim-Tam Slam video was hilarious!
New authors and a delightful collection of stories. I would love to win. 😉
Don’t you love exploring new author’s writings?
Toni, don’t enter me. I already have this book.
I have loved every novella in it!
Yay! Don’t you love when that happens. 🙂
This looks like a really great read!
I am so excited about this book and the stories included.. Thanks for this giveaway.
Good luck, Connie!
These Barbour Collections are a MUST read! Jaime, I can’t wait to read about the Fisherman’s Nymph!
Happy Reading, Caryl!
I love novella collections. Fun, fast reading.
I have been looking forward to this collection for a long time! Also, Tim Tams are fabulous… I have Aussie friends!