Jami Gold

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After building a Fortress of Solitude from books in her to-be-read pile, Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use, including winning the 2015 National Readers’ Choice Award in Paranormal Romance for Ironclad Devotion.

Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family—and zombie cat.

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Jami Gold I'm a teacher at heart, so I love sharing what I've learned. I could talk for *months* about writing. LOL! That's why I have a whole blog geared…moreI'm a teacher at heart, so I love sharing what I've learned. I could talk for *months* about writing. LOL! That's why I have a whole blog geared toward writers, with hundreds of articles about plot, characters, scenes, character growth, etc. (at http://jamigold.com/blog/ and check the sidebar for a search box and menu of post topics).

My first piece of advice would be to embrace the learning curve. Don't expect to go into writing and be able to learn everything--and then be done learning. Nope...the learning goes on forever--think *journey* not *destination*. ;)(less)
Jami Gold I love being a writer for *many* reasons! :) But my favorite part is getting to know my characters.

I write "organically," meaning that I don't know…more
I love being a writer for *many* reasons! :) But my favorite part is getting to know my characters.

I write "organically," meaning that I don't know very much about my story before I start, and I end up writing by the seat of my pants. So for me, writing a story is like making a new best friend, as I learn about my characters: their likes and dislikes, their personality, etc. And then I get to see them grow into their potential over the course of the story--fun!(less)
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“If our goal is not to "succeed" or avoid failure or mistakes, but to learn something, we will never fail.”
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“The kiss wove between gentle and frenzied, liquid and greedy, silken and primal, and he sucked every second of bliss he could from the forbidden pleasure.”
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“This was home. This was perfection. This was everything he'd never known he wanted. (Griff)”
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Briana Gaitan Thanks for accepting my friend request. I am a fellow writer and a huge fan of your blog! Have an awesome day.


Savannah Jami, thank you for the friendship.


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MBR Hi Jami,

Thanks for the friend invite! :)


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Jami Thanks! I'll be posting lots of Harlequin books to my account as I get the chance. I was able to pick up loads of books at the RWA conference.


Harlequin Books Hi Jami, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com which has a new look and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin.


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