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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Muses have fun with time and history

Hi Red, welcome to Adventures in Authorland. Please get comfortable and tell us about your adventure.
Red L. Jameson

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Writing, or something else?
     I always wanted to write. Before I could read, I wanted to write. I’ve written short stories almost all my life. However, I never thought it was a viable career choice, until I was in my mid-thirties. I’d written in all that time, but had thought I should do something more pragmatic. It is a crazy career—writing. In this career there are no guarantees. I’ve seen one of the most talented writers I’ve ever met give up; crazy skilled writers never making enough money; and SO MUCH rejection.

The only reason why we write is because we are compelled to do it. Call it God, a greater good, fate, or just plain stubbornness, writers are a complicated breed with much against them—so it seems sometimes, and I’m honored every time I’m considered one.

If you could time travel back, or forward, for one day, where would it be and why?
     I’d love to be able to see my son in the future. I’m fascinated by his big brain and even bigger heart. I truly believe he’ll make the world a better place just by his existence. So I’d love to see that.

Have you ever travelled to a place and come away with a story unexpectedly? 
     I am the queen, although unintentionally, of odd traveling stories. I have one about my sister and I getting lost in Boston, but somehow always finding our way when we ran into Cambridge; a story about my sister nearly getting me arrested in Detroit—there is a theme with my sister, did you notice? A story of driving behind falling Christmas trees on a highway in Utah, a story about my brother nearly getting arrested in California for driving my car too fast while I was asleep; a story about a naked man accosting a friend and mine on a beach in St. Croix; and the list goes on and on!

Do you hear from readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
     I can’t believe the things my readers say. I’m baffled and so, so honored. They write of how much they loved my stories, and can’t wait to read the next. I cry almost every time a reader has made contact, and, to me, it feels better than any prize I’ve won, than any sales rank. I LOVE my readers and wish I could buy them houses! Maybe one day I will.

Share three fun facts about you that most people don’t know.

I have skydived, gone to Cuba when it wasn’t exactly legal, and get very shy around crowds.

Can you give us some details about your upcoming release/s?

ENEMY OF MINE came out October 1. It has already received great reviews and was a finalist in Pages from the Heart Contest! Here is the cover and blurb:

     Kidnapping mortals to different eras is such fun. Trickster muse sisters, Clio and Erato, call it a glimpse, but military historian Minerva Ferguson, Erva, is fairly certain she’s gone nuts when she wakes two hundred miles from her apartment. And two hundred years in the past to Brooklyn, 1776. In an unfamiliar manse, during the American Revolutionary War, she’s not too sure how to regain her sanity. Especially when she realizes whose mansion she’s just woken in, the one British general she studied more than anything else, Lord William Hill.

     When Will hears Erva’s screams of panic, he breaks down a door to save her, even if he can’t quite remember why she’s visiting. She calms, though, the instant she sees him, as if they’ve known each other for eons. From the second he sees her dressed in a toga made from a bed sheet to later when she’s with his troops, wooing them with her musket skills, he realizes he’s smitten. But he’s a weary soldier, shrouded in grief, while she reminds him of a sun goddess. Is she too good for him? Lord, how he wants her to want him.

     How could Erva not fall for a guy who accidentally quotes a Cheap Trick song? But now she has to get to the bottom of if Will is really a rake, how to stop one of the most important battles of the war, and lastly how to stop her insane crush on the general. After all, he’s going to die in less than a week.

     The muses have to work fast for this glimpse. But that’s when they work best. And as explosions erupt through New York, sometimes it’s not from the artillery.

And Links:

Amazon http://tinyurl.com/mw5694c