I also met Jamie over on the Jimmy Thomas fan page and we became fast friends afterwards. We give each other great advice and we always make each other laugh.
Also recently Jamie got married so I can say that I've never been more happier for her than I am right now.
So without further ado.....let's meet Jamie!
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
Sure! I was in public relations/artist management for years before I branched out into special event planning. I have always been a writer in one form or another. About five years ago I found myself sitting at home recovering from surgery with a lot of time on my hands. I dug one of my manuscripts out of the "dreaded drawer" and the rest as they say is history!
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spare time? What's that? Seriously I guess I would have to say knitting. It relaxes me AND gives me time to think and brew up new ideas for anything I might be writing. Riding horses and photography are two other passions of mine along with traveling.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
Ah, let's see. . .and this is subject to change because if I wake up with a great idea for something I'm working on or a new idea I will break with routine and start directly on that. But usually I try to first get all of my publicity things done - blogs, FB, Twitter, etc. I also use that time to write and/or respond to emails. This way once all of that is done my day is free to write.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
If they come to me in a dream or spontaneously I write them down for a possible future story, then after that life experiences. . .there are stories everywhere. You don't have to look very far.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
I am torn between Timeless Sojourn and the two Tudor series books I have out. Why? They each have a personal piece of me in them. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into each of them.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I'm not sure how funny this is, but I get a lot of personal laughs from it. . .my voice is not high pitched and girlie. A lot of times (and I guess because of my first name too) people will call and think they're talking with a guy. Sometimes if the mood hits me I simply play along - it has worked to my advantage too. . .there are situations. . .
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
Except for my two from my on-going historical western series, the rest are based on real life experiences. . .somehow, someone's. . .
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
Oh yes, she has a name! Elizabeth or Beth, depending on her mood. . .
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
Perhaps paranormal/fantasy. . .I have a couple of things started…it's just difficult for me to write since it's out of the "norm."
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Gosh there are SO many good authors out there today - both traditionally published and indie!! I don't know where to start.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
Hmmm - very hard to choose. For a male character I love Amadeus Tudor because he is based on an actual person - and his persona in the books is quite as it is in real life. Geoffrey Quinn from Timeless Sojourn was not based on anyone, but is a lot like someone I know . . .
Female character - Zara Middleton-Tudor because she is strong willed, knows who she is and demands and gets respect without the bitchy attitude.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Writers block!! I'm just coming out of it myself (I did this around this time last year too). I hate it! I have ideas in my head and on paper but when I sit down to put them into story form - nothing! 13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Write, write, write. Always! The more you write, the more you improve your craft. Never give up.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
I haven't a clue. I had to re-program my life and career because of some physical issues - if those hadn't happened I'd probably still be doing PR and special event planning. I still do PR and have started speaking on writing and indie publishing, etc
15. What do you like on a man…..briefs, boxer briefs or boxer shorts or nothing at all?
*Laughing hysterically* Depends on the man!!
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Tudor Rubato is the sequel to Tudor Rose - it is the continuing story of Amadeus and Zara and Amadeus' life as a internationally acclaimed rock star. It picks up right where Tudor Rose left off, with a lot of twists and turns. The ending, by the way is a cliff hanger!
Having survived a near-death experience all Amadeus Tudor wants to do is escape to the countryside of Scotland with his wife Zara so the two can have some much needed down time together as a couple and work on rebuilding their relationship. Life for the past couple of years, however has been “a long, strange trip (it’s been)”* for the internationally acclaimed rock star, with no signs of stopping. (*Grateful Dead - Truckin')
But before the couple can even get away, tragedy hits close to home forcing the couple into almost delaying their new adventure. Grace Tudor, the family matriarch insists the two embark on their new adventure and recommitting to each other immediately.
The change of scenery proves exactly what Amadeus needs to reboot his songwriting and his all encompassing bond with Zara. Together they embrace their new adventure as slowly Amadeus, with the guidance of music icon, Peter McNichol embarks on what promises to be another notch in Amadeus’ career.
The road is full of twists and turns for the pair as one moment finds them frolicking in the meadows outside Edinburgh to the next learning the shocking and sinister side of one of Amadeus’ own brothers.
Tudor Rubato Purchase Links
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tudor-rubato/1113727278?ean=2940015901276&itm=1&usri=tudor+rubato+by+jamie+salisbury
You can also find Jamie on the following links below
Romance Novel Center: http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/jamiesalisbury