Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): 10 Little Known Facts about Jaime Jo Wright

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I love this lady. Seriously. She is such fun to know – and a blessing to the heart, too.

Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited romantic suspense stained with the shadows of history. Coffee fuels her snarky personality. She lives in Neverland with her Cap’n Hook who stole her heart and will not give it back, their little fairy Tinkerbell, and a very mischievous Peter Pan. The foursome embark on scores of adventure that only make her fall more wildly in love with romance and intrigue.

Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at jaimejowright.com.

You can also connect with Jaime on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads and Twitter.

Her newest novella can be found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection!

Love Flourishes during America’s Gilded Age

Journey along in nine historical romances with those who lives are transformed by the opulence, growth, and great changes taking place in America’s Gilded Age. Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for leisure activities, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and more. Watch as these romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.

The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright – Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
The reclusive daughter of a fly-fisherman guide must read the waters for a wealthy gentleman’s sport and send him back where he belongs before he hooks her heart and takes her away from the river she was born to love.

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Jaime’s here today to tell us some little-known facts about herself – and to give away a copy of Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection. Stay tuned for details!

Ten Little-Known Facts about Jaime Jo Wright

Quick Quiz: Who did this actor grow up to be?

1. I am a Little House on the Prairie junkie. I can tell you every episode, which season it’s in, how old Laura was when she changed from braids to a bun (and what episode it happened in), and also, name a gajillion sub-characters from various episodes.

2. I was home-schooled. All 12 years. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

3. I love to travel but get ridiculously homesick when I do. It’s the weirdest conundrum known to me. I get the travel itch horribly and then when I leave, I usually cry  myself to sleep at night, then get up to love seeing new things. While homesickness means home is still where my heart is, it hasn’t tied me down yet. I’ve been to: Thailand, China, Nepal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany, England, and yes, Canada. Oh! And all but 8 of the 50 states.

4. I don’t like the color gray on walls. It makes me depressed. And yet, I have two rooms in my house painted gray, one of which, I actually chose gray as the primary color. Explain that.

5. I cannot turn the volume up on the TV and let it stop on an uneven number, unless it ends in “5”. They must be numbers divisible by 2 or exactly half of a sequence of 10. And no, I’m not OCD. This is like the only super particular anomaly that causes me undue stress.

Carrie: <laughing> I now have the urge to mess with the volume the next time I see you lol. (sorry.)

6. I’m adopted and I used to be almost convinced Harrison Ford was my birth father. I’m still not entirely sure that he isn’t. For no reason other than . . . Han Solo as my dad? Um. Hello!

7. When I was 12 I gave a boy a bloody nose because he was annoying me. It was when I first realized that physical violence may not be the best answer and instead, learned to resort to sarcasm.

8. I still plainly remember a pair of pink polyester pants my mom tried to dress me in for a photograph when I was six years old. I also remember flat out refusing until she let me put jeans on. Apparently, this is also when I was identified as a strong-willed child.

9. I talk to plants. Ok. I know it’s weird. But when I water my plants (inside or out), I talk to them like they’re real.

Carrie: My grandma always told me the reason her plants did well and mine all died is because I don’t talk nicely to them. 😉

10. I absolutely do not like spiders. I abhor them. They are spawn of everything evil. I would rather sit in a bathtub writhing with snakes, be dunked in a vat of water filled with leeches, or sit in an enclosed room with cockroaches. I scream at dead spiders, live spiders, black spiders, red spiders, fuzzy spiders, bald spiders, big spiders, little spiders, and the scream usually involves the words “OH SWEET MOSES IT’S A TARANTULA”. (even when it’s a tiny crab spider). I can’t even open a book if there’s a spider in it, and if anyone thinks it’s funny to post a spider pic/video to my FB wall after this, I will unfriend you. LOLOL!!!


Jaime is giving away a copy of the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection to one of my readers (US only). This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What’s your favorite thing you learned about Jaime today?

Carrie

108 Responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): 10 Little Known Facts about Jaime Jo Wright”

  1. Jackie McNutt

    That we are both Little House on the prairie fans! Although I don’t remember all of the shows like she does.
    Thank You for the giveaway!

    • Carrie

      I don’t like spiders (who does?) but I’m not scared of them – at least not for as long as it takes me to kill them LOL. My husband on the other hand …. well, let’s just say that I’m the spider slayer in our house 🙂

  2. Raechel Lenore

    Oh my word, this was such a great post! Loved learning these 10 facts about you, Jaime! And whoohoo for being homeschooled!! I was as well, and loved it.
    I don’t even know which fact is my favourite – they’re all fantastic! I feel the same about grey walls – but no one else in my family does. ^.^
    Thank you for this fun post!

  3. Andrea Stephens

    Gray on the walls…that should be done away with!
    Spiders are useful creatures but should remain outdoors.
    I think my favorite thing I learned about Jamie was the t.v. volume. That’s just a little weird. LOL!

  4. Abby Breuklander

    Oh I’m the same way when it comes to traveling!! I can’t wait to get there, but usually am ready to head back home when it’s over!

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck

    My favorite thing I learned about Jamie is that she was convinced that Harrison Ford was her birth father. Would have been something though. haha

  6. Kailey Bechtel

    I like that we are both weird about the TV volume. I always have to have it set to an even number. No idea why.

  7. Sabrina Templin

    So many funny ones! I love she talks to plants. SO do I. Every plant has the same name though. Planty plant. I now inherited a Chrstmas Cactus. I hope it does well. My mom said there was new growth so i hope that’s a good sign 🙂

      • Sabrina Templin

        THey are I hope it has tons of blooms this November December 😀

  8. shirley

    Liked this one- I cannot turn the volume up on the TV and let it stop on an uneven number, unless it ends in “5”. They must be numbers divisible by 2 or exactly half of a sequence of 10. And no, I’m not OCD. This is like the only super particular anomaly that causes me undue stress.

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      LOLOL I didn’t realize you copied this and I was all! SEEEE! Word for word, she’s like me! lol

  9. Bonnie Roof

    Loved this post – and love Jaime!! She is just as you commented” “lots of fun and a blessing to the heart”. Loved each of the 10 facts about Jaime, my fave was probably the one about the TV volume. I hope her plants fare better than mine – but then I don’t talk to mine, although I’ve heard music is good for plants.

    Congrats on “The Fisherman’s Nymph”, Jaime!!

  10. Gail Hollingsworth

    I knew about the spiders! I’m just the opposite. I could handle spiders 🕷 but not everything else you mentioned you could.
    I did not know about the TV volume thing. That’s funny! My son in law though is definitely OCD. He hates odd numbers. One reason they had two kids. Funny to me though they got married on Nov. 17, go figure!

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      We were married April 1st, but the “1” sort of makes it all right. It’s the beginning. lol

  11. Trixi

    I’ll have to remember to post a picture of a spider in your Facebook page…..no I’m just kidding!! I would, however, be your spider killer, as I don’t mind them (except for tarantulas, then you can forget it)! 😂

    We all have our quirks, don’t we? I think it’s interesting that you are so well versed in Little House on the Prairie. I’ve watched a few episodes myself years ago. I think my favorite family show is The Walton’s. John Boy is my favorite character! I also find it interesting that you are so well traveled. Out of so many countries, which one is your favorite? Or if they all are, what’s some of the highlights you enjoyed?

    I once punched a kid in the nose too when I was younger, he was making fun of my mom. That made me so mad!! Funny thing, he never bothered me after that, lol! The volume on the TV I can relate to, though I don’t consciously stop it at an even number. Didn’t even realize I did it until you said something, Jaime 😀

    What a fun interview! I love getting to know authors outside of their writing life. Thanks for the nitty gritty low-down on you Jaime. All these things make you uniquely YOU! And thanks for the giveaway for the new book.

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      Oh Trixi, it’s so hard picking a favorite country, but I’d have to say Italy, and specifically Rome. I loved the depth of history, the atmosphere is so chill and friendly, the espresso, the piazzas, the music at night by Trevi Fountain … I want to retire there.

  12. MH

    Talking to plants. What a great idea. I kill everything I plant or try to grow. I’ll need to talk to them this season and see if it works.

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      Do!!! I think plants have feelings and they wither away for lack of interaction 😉

  13. Annie JC @JustCommonly

    I think I’m a little in love with Jaime. I think she’s hilarious and we have much in common – well, the whole spider thing confirmed it! O yes! We need to start a club!

  14. Arletta

    I love to travel also and have hit 48 of the 50 states. Not as many European countries as Jaime but we’re going in October so I may almost catch up then! While I miss my bed when I’m away from home, I have never cried myself to sleep. 🙂 And yay for bopping that boy! Sometimes, you just have to show people you have a limit! Alright, I wouldn’t really tell my kids to do that. But I get it! Spiders aren’t so bad. Really. Except for the big, round, hairy ones we have in our old barn. Those are nasty! I should take a picture for you so you can see how big they are. (Figured you’d like that.)

  15. Paula S.

    The comment on Harrison Ford cracked me up! Yes it would be cool! Great interview!

  16. Vivian Furbay

    This sounds like an interesting book with some good stories.

  17. Evangeline

    Jamie is a new author to me, and I would love to win her book. All the facts about her were very interesting. Can’t really pic a fav. She sounds like a fun person! 😊

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      Well, I’m definitely an odd person. LOL Thank you so much for being here!!

  18. Lori Smanski

    Harrison Ford…YES I was in love with him until I met my husband, than no contest. I talk to all my plants also. I am positive they grow just to hear me talk to them. LOL this was great, really enjoyed it

  19. Janice Moore

    I love how she is called “a blessing to the heart” – what high praise for someone to receive!

  20. Dianne Casey

    Jamie is a big Little House on the Prairie fan and also hates spiders. My kind of girl! She is a new author to me and I would enjoy reading her book.

  21. Melissa Andres

    I knew quite a few of these…go figure, huh!? But I didn’t know about Harrison Ford. That’d be awesome!

    When I was on bed rest with Lily (my 2nd child), Dan (my hubby) & I watched every episode of LHOTP from beginning to end. It was super fun! I don’t know as much info as you though…for sure!

    Congrats on the new book! Can’t wait to read it!

  22. Patty

    You love to travel but get home sick, that’s an interesting one. I like to travel, but I never sleep well away from home=( Well after I have been in a location for two or three days I might start to sleep ok…

  23. Elizabeth

    My favorite thing I learned about Jaime is that she talks to her plants. (Sometimes I do, too!)

  24. Winnie Thomas

    I loved this post, Carrie and Jaime! It was fun learning all these things about you Jaime. I hate spiders, but I’d rather kill them than have them running around the house. I only kill them if my hubby isn’t home to rescue me.

    I agree that the TV volume bit is weird. What happens if it’s on an odd number? Does it mess with your chi?

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      It does mess with my ch’i. I actually feel unsettled. Isn’t that odd?

  25. Dianna

    I loved the Harrison Ford thing. I mean, if you’re going to imagine your birth father, why not?

    That is so cute and funny.

  26. Toni Shiloh

    Spiders are evil! I knew I liked you for a reason. 😉 If you want some American friends around when you retire to Italy, hit me up. Love that place.

  27. Debra E. Marvin

    Okay, people. Who is that actor? tell me so I can get on with my life!

    Jamie, we have a historic ‘reenactment’ village in upstate NY and there’s a Laura Ingalls Wilder weekend!
    I was able to have my granddaughter go to ‘little house’ camp for a week of day camp. She wore the costume and did all the old crafts.
    I was extremely jealous!

    • Carrie

      how fun, Debra!! I’m a little jealous too lol. (The actor is Patrick Labyorteaux who grew up to play Bud in JAG) 🙂

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      LOVE that, Debra!!!! Little House camp would have been my DREAM as a kid!

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      I’m getting the urge to travel again just thinking about it!

  28. Jerusha Agen

    Haha, LOL! I knew we were kindred spirits, Jaime! So much in common! Even numbers, homeschooled, spiders, yeah. Loved this interview! 🙂

  29. carylkane

    Hey Carrie and Jaime! I’m so excited that Jaime’s dreams are coming true! 🙂

  30. Amanda Geaney

    Oh my! Jamie you are hilarious. 🙂

    1. I introduced my kids to Little House this summer. We watched the first season compliments of our library.
    5. That is more neurotic than my need to see lines in the carpet. 🙂
    6. Totally legit.
    7. 😂🤣
    10. We’ve seen three tarantulas on the farm since we moved here. Someone told me they are a protected species in the state of AR so I will neither confirm nor deny whether they lived to procreate.

  31. Perrianne Askew

    I loved Little House on the Prairie, too. Although you remember waaaaay more detail than I do. I think that Melissa Gilbert (Laura) and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) still look stunning (unlike other Hollywood actresses). Thank you for the giveaway!

  32. Beth Erin

    OH #5 and THANK YOU!!! Obviously, I do this too (occasionally I will relax a little and let it sit at a multiple of 7) and it also applies to my Paperwhite brightness.

    I was a fan of the Little House on the Prairie tv show until I read the books (#booksrule)

    HUGS FOR YOU BOTH! 😍

  33. Stephanie

    My favorite thing I learned about Jaime today is that she talks to plants.

  34. Julie Waldron

    My favorite thing I learned about Jaime is that she likes to travel.

  35. Shash

    Having just read the chapter about Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to my daughter last night, the spider comments made me smile. I think Jaime and Ron could have a true bonding session on that one.

  36. Laura W.

    Yes, I love Little House on the Prairie, but I do not have the Fandom down as much as you Jaime! Also yes, spiders are absolutely evil!!

  37. Pam K.

    My favorite thing I learned about Jaime is that she has a flair for drama, hence her over-reaction when she sees a spider. She sounds like a really fun person to know.

  38. Kay Garrett

    My favorite thing that I learned about Jamie was that she gets homesick on vacations. I, too, know there is no place like home. I think I might have solved my problem though because we actually moved to our absolute favorite vacation area. 🙂 Now I can just drive into to and see and the sights and listen to all the music and at the end I can drive right back home where I’m the happiest.

    Thanks for the amazing chance to win the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection!

  39. Donna B

    I like that Jamie talks to her plants. I do so sometimes too. Great interview!

  40. Rebecca Maney

    The spider thing . . . . no spiders allowed at my house either. Very nice interview!

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