A Little Piece About Me

AuthorSince I’m a new author and most people don’t know who I am, I thought I would share a little piece of me with you. Enjoy!

I didn’t always want to write books. There are a few reasons why I decided to pursue this new chapter of my life and why I have chosen the genre I have.

My dream career changed multiple times while I was growing up – yes I’m only 26, but the last few years were the years I learned the most about myself.

I was always a reader, but one day I chose a book that introduced me to entirely new genre. The characters were between the ages of 18 and 25. As I read, I noticed that a lot of the everyday struggles these characters were going through matched me and my life at the time. So I read another book, and another, then I did some research on the genre. This was how I was introduced to the genre of New Adult and why I’ve chosen to write it.

New Adult, to me, is one of the most exciting times of a person’s life. This is the age where you finally branch out to become your own person. Mistakes are made and every day you learn something new. 

Deciding to write NA Romance was even easier decision. There are some people out there who don’t care, but for the rest of us, we want to experience love. We want to be a part of it. We want to give it away and accept it. We want to find that one person who wants to declare their love for us to the entire world. Finding that love and keeping it – that’s a journey all on its own.  Everyone deserves a HEA.

That’s all! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend.

My First RT15 – AKA Romance Times Convention 2015

RTLast week, I attended my first writing convention for romance writers. The entire event went beyond the expectations I had when I arrived. I met both aspiring and published authors. I met indie, traditional, and hybrid authors. I met bloggers, readers, and the people who work behind the scenes to help authors make this a career. All of these people, whether they know it or not, have impacted my life and the way I will approach my writing moving forward.

Each day there was something new and exciting for me to learn. In high school and even in college, I dreaded going to glass. I didn’t want to sit there for an hour listening to someone talk. But at the convention, I couldn’t wait to get to the next class to hear what those authors had to say. I can honestly admit that each and every panel I attended has helped me one way or another.

Like most book lovers, I was also thrilled with the idea that I was about to meet some of my favorite authors. I had this plan – I was going to get a photo with each of the authors whose writing inspired me to write. A few authors I had no problem asking, but one particular author, my hands shook the entire time. I couldn’t tell you why that happened – everyone attending the convention was always happy to take photos and sign books.

Overall, the experience was one I’ll never forget. The lines are definitely something I will never ever forget. Hence, all the selfies last week 🙂

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DATE IN THE DARK is available in both eBook and Print!

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Blind dates are bad, but a blind date-in-the-dark is just asking for an interesting time.

Three dates and three nights spent in total darkness is not how Allie or Parker had planned to ring in the New Year. But when fate steps in, these young coeds soon find themselves drawn to each other.

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DATE IN THE DARK in Paperback!

DATE IN THE DARK is now available in paperback! Buy it today at CreateSpace or Amazon.

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Blind dates are bad, but a blind date-in-the-dark is just asking for an interesting time.

Three dates and three nights spent in total darkness is not how Allie or Parker had planned to ring in the New Year. But when fate steps in, these young coeds soon find themselves drawn to each other.

Release: Date in the Dark

DATE IN THE DARK is available !!

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Blind dates are bad, but a blind date-in-the-dark is just asking for a interesting time.

Three dates and three nights spent in total darkness is not how Allie or Parker had planned to ring in the New Year. But when fate steps in, these young coeds soon find themselves drawn to each other.

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Date in the Dark – Cover Reveal

Here it is! The cover reveal for my debut novella Date in the Dark!

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About Date in the Dark

Blind dates are bad, but a blind date-in-the-dark is just asking for an interesting time.

Three dates and three nights spent in total darkness is not how Allie or Parker had planned to ring in the New Year. But when fate steps in, these young coeds soon find themselves drawn to each other.

Pre-order links coming soon!

Date in the Dark releases May 2015!

 

A Writer in Progress

All good things take time.

Yes, indeed they do.

My name is Jami Wagner and I am a reader, writer, and aspiring author. Everything about my life as a writer is a work in progress. Each day I learn something new and each day my dreams grow closer to reality.

I started ‘seriously’ writing last year (2013).  It all began one day in my kitchen. I was leaning against the counter sorting through my mail. Instinct kicked in and I separated the keepers from the instant trashers. A small magazine offering classes at the community college was normally something I trashed. I already had a degree. I didn’t need more education. Did I? This day, I kept it, and that is where I found my future, a fiction writing class.

From that day forward, I have put my heart and soul into writing. I love every single minute of it.

Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at who I am!

This is only the beginning…