Our guest today: Jamie McGuire Why we love her: She's a total rock star with an inspiring self pub to traditional publishing story. Not to mention she's an awesome writer too!
Her latest: Walking Disaster (our April 2nd!)
The Scoop: Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster.
Our thoughts: Whether or not you've read Beautiful Disaster, we think you'll love this. Makes you feel like you're in back in college. (and who doesn't want to feel 21 again?)
Giveaway: FIVE copies BEFORE you can buy them! Just leave a comment and you'll be entered to win. (Remember: our giveaways are US/Canada only). We'll choose the winners on Sunday March 24th after 8am PST.
Fun fact: Jamie is married to a REAL cowboy and lives on 30 acres of land in Oklahoma!
CHICK LIT IS NOT DEAD PRESENTS...JAMIE MCGUIRE'S 5 BEST EVERS
Song: My dad was a member of the Nashville song writer’s association, and when I was little, he wrote a song called Jamie Dail. To hear my dad sing about how much he loves me … that is my all-time favorite song.
Book: Twilight is the only book I’ve read more than once. Even the hardback is well worn. The love story told in those pages is beautiful and simple and special, and it inspired me to write my first novel, Providence. Twilight inspired a lot of novels.
Movie: When I was in grade school, my mother was the manager of a video rental store. I used to lay on a pallet on the floor and pop in whatever VHS tape hadn’t been rented. I fell in love with scary movies during that time. Halloween, Cujo, Nightmare on Elm Street. But my favorite movie of all time has to be Aliens. I can recite almost every word of dialog in that movie. Sigourney Weaver is the baddest of all bad asses. I wanted to be Ripley when I grew up.
Life Moment: I can’t have just one. I have three children.
Piece of Advice: “Do what scares you.” I say it so often that my best friend made me a shadow box with that adage to put in my office. From sharing my stories with the public to transitioning into traditional publishing, something amazing came of my audacity.