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All About jamiemichele

Jamie Michele is a 2009 Golden Heart winner who lives in Maryland with her husband, three cats, and varying numbers and species of foster animals. She's a member of the Romance Writers of America and is the Hospitality Director of the Maryland Romance Writers. With the support of her husband, Jamie writes romance novels full time.

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Jamie's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Chameleon

Age:
30

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
Romance or Retribution; Loving Abandon

Genre(s):
Romantic Suspense

Started Writing:
2007

Day Job:
Writing

For Fun:
Volunteer at zoo; foster for SPCA; play volleyball

Blog Posts from Jamie

Where’s the Beef? Finding Truth and Pain in Comedy

Go on–write comedy! Maybe you can’t go full Nora Ephron, but even the most serious of novels can use a break. Even you (yes, you!) can add a few lines for laughs to break up all the kissing and fighting and sighing and scheming in your romance. If it doesn’t come out naturally, it always seemed […]

No Contest: How to Save RWA’s Writing Contest Circuit

Ten years ago, every romance writer I knew entered writing contests. It was the way you lowered your wheels to the ground, tested out the road, and saw how far you could go. There was a typical pattern: You’d polish three-chapters-and-a-synopsis and toss it into a couple of local chapter contests to see if it floated or sank. This […]

New at Harlequin: Two Single-Title Imprints and an Erotic Series

Harlequin is pregnant!  The venerable bastion of second-chance Amish SEAL daddies and billionaire rodeo secret-baby doctors will give birth to two new single-title imprints in 2017 and a yet unnamed “explicit and graphic” romance series in early 2018. Graydon House Unconventional. Emotional. Multi-layered. Breathtaking. Edgy. Issue-driven. A commercial women’s fiction imprint on par with HQN and MIRA, Graydon […]

Five Playlists to Keep You Focused and Productive

The world is a distracting place right now, isn’t it? What with all the jumping and running and biting and scampering across keyboards, I can hardly focus!! I’m speaking, of course, of Captain Salty. We have long fostered animals for our local pet shelters. Bunnies, chinchillas, turtles, guinea pigs, and dogs, we’ve done it all, […]

8 Handmade Gifts for Writers and other Book Lovers

Wondering what to gift the book-loving person in your life this holiday season? Tired of giving all your money to Amazon? Search no more! Here is a carefully curated list of handmade goods hat would delight any novelist / reporter / memoirist / poet / professor / librarian / teacher / essayist / reader. And since I spent a boatload of time ensuring […]

Get a Room, Part II: Advanced Priceline Bidding Strategy

My first Priceline bidding tutorial gave you a couple of key cheats to master the system: how to tell which hotels you’re bidding on, understanding which zones/star levels to select, and a general strategy of deciding how much to bid. But you’re still left bidding just once every two hours, which gets old. Now you’re […]

Get a Room, Part I: Basics of Using Priceline to Bid on Hotel Rooms

Need a room for RWA’s upcoming national conference in New York City? Daunted by the prices and complexity of finding the best deal in the right location? Wish you could use Priceline to bid your way into a fabulous room, but afraid of ending up in New Jersey? FEAR NOT! I’ve been using Priceline for […]

Look Your Best in Holiday Photos

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when we’re forced to mug for the camera at the end of a long day. In the past, I’ve mastered the surprise good-bye. A reasonable excuse (“The kids are exhausted!” “We have to feed the cat!” “We forgot to TiVo SNL!”) coupled with a quick slide out the door usually […]

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