What is the last book you read that kept you on the edge of your seat? For me, the answer is The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. I am super excited to have author Jaime Jo Wright visiting with us today and chatting about her latest book The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. Pull up a chair, a drink and settle in for a fun interview! Be sure to stick around till the end, as you won’t want to miss the giveaway!
Professional coffee drinker & ECPA/Publisher’s Weekly best-selling author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing spirited turn-of-the-century romance stained with suspense. 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!
For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading this engaging story be sure to check out my review (click here)!
For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and Midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant facade. When a man is found dead in his run-down trailer home, Annalise inherits the trailer, along with the pictures, vintage obituaries, and old revival posters covering its walls. As she sorts through the collection, she’s wholly unprepared for the ramifications of the dark and deadly secrets she’ll uncover.
A century earlier, Gossamer Grove has been stirred into chaos by the arrival of controversial and charismatic twin revivalists. The chaos takes a murderous turn when Libby Sheffield, working at her father’s newspaper, receives an obituary for a reputable church deacon hours before his death. As she works with the deacon’s son to unravel the mystery behind the crime, it becomes undeniably clear that a reckoning has come to town–but it isn’t until another obituary arrives that they realize the true depths of the danger they’ve waded into.
Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.
Welcome Jaime! I’m super excited to have you visiting with us today! Let’s get started with a few fun questions and then chat about the book.
Q: What is your favorite season, and why?
Jaime: I love Autumn! Everything about it. The cold, the dewy leaves, the crisp air, sweaters, fluffy blankets, coffee, oh man … now I’m getting excited all over again!
Trisha: Autumn is a wonderful season. I especially love all the beautiful colors!
Q: What is the best part of your day?
Jaime: It sounds weird, but that part of the evening when kids are in bed and it’s just me and my husband and we can catch up. This is not to say that I don’t thoroughly anticipate being with my kids! ❤ lol
Trisha: I totally understand! It is nice when you can just relax and not have to worry about children for a moment.
Q: What are some of your favorite CF reads from 10 years ago, or further?
Jaime: Oh I love this question!!! I’m a huge fan of Tracie Peterson’s “Heir of Montana” series. Both because I love Montana, but I also fell in love with the stories. So good!!
Trisha: That is a great series! I’ve enjoyed many of Tracie Peterson’s books!
Q: If we took a peek at your “recently played” music, who would we find?
Jaime: Hmmmm…a lot of Rend Collective, Ed Sheeran, and We Are Messengers.
Trisha: Sounds like a nice selection!
Q: Did the plotline or the characters come first?
Jaime: Usually the characters. Sometimes a plot concept will come first. In my current work-in-progress it was definitely the characters.
Q: Which character took you by surprise?
Jaime: In The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond, the character named Jacobus took me by complete surprise. He was 100% unplanned and came out of left field. But that also sort of fits his personality too. 😉
Trisha: Yes, Jacobus took me by surprise also!
Q: What was the latest you stayed up working on this story?
Jaime: On this one? LOL Don’t judge. I think it was 9:30 pm. LOLOL I can’t sacrifice for anything. I’m miserable without at least 8-9 hours due to my health, so if I don’t get that then writing becomes virtually impossible.
Trisha: Getting enough sleep sure makes the next day better! I try to go to bed before 11 p.m., but I’m not always successful.
Q: What is something that didn’t make it into the final copy?
Jaime: Oddly? Everything made it in. I mean, sentences here and there, but there were no deleted scenes in this novel. I’m still sort of shocked by that. That’s rare.
Q: What are you currently working on and how long till we can read more?! (I’m eager to read more amazing stories can you tell?)
Jaime: “The Curse of Misty Wayfair” is due out in January 2019! I’m super excited about it. It was probably one of my favorites to write but also the most difficult. It delves into some areas that are personally sensitive to me and so it was an emotional write too.
Trisha: Thank you, Jaime for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today! It is always a pleasure to chat with you!
Don’t miss out on any of Jaime Jo Wright’s books!
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Jaime Jo Wright is giving away 1 (one) copy of her book “The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond”. Winner may choose one print copy or one e-copy. Please review the policies here. Please note that due to shipping cost this print copy is only available to those in the continental USA. The giveaway will be open for one week. At the close of the giveaway period the winner will be contacted via email and announced on this page.
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Winner: Cherie G.