Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Jamie K. Schmidt. I’m a three time USA Today bestselling author. I write steamy paranormal and contemporary romances. In the past year, I’ve lost 143 lbs from weight loss surgery and it’s been a crazy long road. I wrote a non fiction book about the experience called Losing It.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The others after it. I always forget names and little details, so I have to keep detailed notes on the books and the characters.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I write two or more books at a time so if I get stuck on one, I’ll work on the other.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Find like minded writers, either online or in person. Spend some time chatting on zoom or going away for a weekend together to plot, write, and just connect.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
An hour or so, sometimes more.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
My favorite character I’ve written is in my upcoming release A Cowboy for Merry. Merry Grayson is one of the wild Grayson sisters and she’s one of the first women to ride a bucking bronc in her rodeo division.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
In A Cowboy for Merry, Simon would be played by Karl Urban. And Merry would be played by Kylie Rogers.
What is your definition of success?
Making the New York Times bestseller list someday.
What are your social links?
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