Hello Hunters:) Today I would like to invite you to welcome and then read this awesome post from Author Jamie B Musings who graciously agreed to speak today!
She is helping to launch the new Hunter Series Fan Club's Hunter Allies project. This is where Authors will come in and speak with our junior members grades 5th-12th grade! (Hopefully some of the Senior members will enjoy these great post as well:)
So welcome to Author Jamie B Musings!
First off, I want to thank Michelle Cornwell-Jordan for inviting me to post here. She’s become a good friend of mine since we met via the internet; I have seriously met very few people who are as supportive and open as she is.
It’s funny; you never know what’s going to happen. I never really thought I would be co-hosting an internet radio show. Despite the fact I majored in journalism in school and was involved in publications from the time I was in 10th grade, I never even attempted to go beyond the print world.
I met Michelle through Goodreads. I offered to host some people on my blog and she and I wrote back and forth a few times. Later on, she e-mailed me regarding co-hosting the Indie Review Show with her. I was in shock. Me on the radio? Is she kidding? Still, I was happy she’d asked and decided to take a chance and try my luck at it.
I have been having the best time and it’s opened me up a lot. She will tell you that I’m totally calm and collected on the radio, but the truth is I’m scared to death most of the time. I’ve pretty much always been shy and the only time I’m not completely terrified when I know a crowd is listening/watching is when I’m singing. It’s always been that way.
Since we started the show, we got to interview one of my favorite contestants from season two of The Voice, have built up a decent size audience and we’re having such a great time. I’m even beginning to calm down a bit while on air, lol. None of that would have been possible if I hadn’t decided to go for it and gave doing the show a chance.
If there is one thing I’ve learned is so important, it’s taking risks.
I’m not saying go out and do insane stunts or anything. I’m talking getting out of your comfort zone. Read something new. Try a new hobby you’ve always thought about. If it scares you, even better! Most of the time the thing we’re afraid of is we’re not good enough. How do we know if we haven’t even tried? Even if we suck, what does it matter? I spent so much time in school being afraid of what people would say about me and, let me tell you, it got me nowhere! Despite what the shows will tell you, most of us will never see the people we went to school with unless we’re really close and make an effort to keep in touch. Why spend so much time worrying about people you might not even remember a few years from now? If there’s something you’re dying to try out- do it. Don’t worry about failing… that’s how we learn and find out what works and what doesn’t work for us.
ABOUT JAMIE B MUSINGS
Native Floridian and Hollywood resident Jamie White is the author of the novel, The Life and Times of No One in Particular. An avid blogger and amateur photographer, Jamie’s work has been featured in publications like The Miami Herald, The Observer and Silver Sands. She is also published on on Examiner.com, MiamiBeach411.com and Miami-info.com. Along with her husband, fellow author CP Bialois, Jamie co-wrote the upcoming book Duets, a collection of short stories, which will be available in South Florida and through Amazon.com.
Fans of Jamie’s writing will be interested in The Life and Times of No One in Particular. This novel was written during 2011’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and promises to entertain any writer who has wondered what their muses really do. As a fan of Christopher Pike and indie authors Marni Mann, Mark Stone and Emlyn Chand, Jamie is greatly influenced by paranormal and YA fiction.
A supporter of self-publishing, Jamie enjoys the creative freedom and control self-publishing allows the writer. Paranormal fiction is Jamie’s forte, and her “never say never” attitude keeps her true to her busy writing lifestyle. She’s an active member of several South Florida writing groups.
If you’re in the South Florida area feel free to contact Jamie regarding writing opportunities and local writing clubs. During her free time, Jamie loves singing, meditation, and playing computer games. She hopes to continue her career as a self-published writer and expand her creative ventures to include photography and graphic design as she wants to design book covers for herself and other authors.
TITLE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NOONE IN PARTICULAR
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