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Introducing Author Jamie Jeffries, Fatal Exposure #Giveaways

This week's Intro to Author is on Jamie Jeffries and her latest release novel FATAL EXPOSURE. And there is a Giveaway! 
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Intro- I'm the author of...Fatal Exposure and one other book under this pen name. I also write thrillers under the pen name JC Ryan, with a partner.

My Life-  I graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English literature, never dreaming I'd be able to write for a living. After trying several other things, including real estate sales and online English tutoring, I settled down to write what I love to read. It's been amazing!

Influences- I can't even begin to answer this question. Many authors have influenced the kind of story I want to write. My father influenced me to follow my own path.

How I write- I'm a very disciplined writer. I write from an outline, and on writing days I put down 5,000 to 8,000 words, which is why I can produce a book quickly. The real work comes after that, with a rigorous revision process, and then incorporating suggestions from beta readers and an editor. I view writing as my full-time job, and put in a solid 40+ hour week, just as if I were punching a time clock.

Motivation-  I started writing as an alternative to going outside my home to work. Naively, I believed that if I put in the hours, I'd earn the money. While that has finally come to pass, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Now I write because once I turned on the creative faucet, I found myself unable to turn it off.

Your Book-  Dylan made Alex’s heart race and her blood pound when they were in high school. Then her dad caught them naked in her room and sent Dylan packing. Dylan left town a few weeks later, saying he’d never be back. They’re about to learn you should never say never.


When they meet again four years later, over a mummified corpse in the blazing Arizona desert, what
secrets is he carrying, and why does he have to look so damn good? Alex, now a college student and aspiring investigative journalist, can’t decide whether she’d like to find out what she missed all those years ago, or help put him behind bars.

Will she get the chance to make up her mind, before she's marked for murder herself?

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A Kindle copy giveaway of FATAL EXPOSURE to one commenter!

Fatal Exposure (Desert Heat Book 1)

24 comments:

  1. Don't enter me as I already have a copy! Great story!
    Can't imagine getting that many words down in a regular day - it happens once in a while, but not often for me!

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    1. Thanks, Jemi, glad you liked it!

      As far as the words go, it's all in the planning. I spend lots of time outlining scene by scene, so that by the time I'm ready to write, it flows pretty quickly. Believe me, that didn't happen overnight!

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  3. Congrats to Jamie! Sounds like quite an interesting read (mummified corpses? That's got my attention!)

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    1. Thanks, Meradeth! That happens pretty quickly in a desert environment, fun twist to the story...

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  4. Jamie, your work ethics are admirable. Wishing you the best. Love the storyline and the cover.

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  5. I'm the same way with the 40+ hour work week.

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    1. And your catalog shows it! Your activities put mine to shame. I'm honored you commented.

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  6. Congrats, Jamie! That's a lot of words to get in a day, but I'm sure it helps writing as your full-time job.

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    1. Publish or perish! Takes on a whole new meaning in the digital world.

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  7. I hate it when he looks so damn good years later. Who am I kidding? This doesn't happen to me. Smiles.

    Good luck with your latest, Jamie.

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    1. Well, bet it did between 18 and 23. Besides, men are lucky that way.

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  8. I wish I could write 5-8 K a day!!!! I'm definitely, though, more on the PLUS side of 40. Try 60 + hours a week now (including other aspects of publishing, such as promoting).

    The book sounds great!

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    1. Wow, you don't look it! Remember to have some fun outside now and then. Thanks, and good luck with your work, too!

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway. This looks like a wonderful read. My goal is to one day write full-time.

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    1. Thank Romance Reader for the giveaway. Isn't she great?

      Thanks for your nice comments, and good luck with your goal. All it takes is perseverance and work, work, work.

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  10. What an exciting twist! Sounds like Alex will have some choices to make! Thanks for sharing. I would love to be a full time writer one day. I am impressed that on writing days Jamie can write 5-8 thousand words! Best of luck to her.
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you! I should probably credit a book called 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron for developing a bit of speed. But the real secret is staying at the keyboard for hours. Best of luck to you as well.

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  11. Hello, Jamie! Congrats and best of luck with your new release.

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  12. Folks, sorry about the faceless avatars in my replies above. Couldn't figure out how to comment from my pen name account.

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  13. Adds mystery to your persona. ^,,^

    Jacqui Jacoby
    ~Dead Men Play the Game

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