Friday, December 9, 2011

Echo Falls – author interview – Jaime McDougall

About Echo Falls

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.
After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.
Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.
Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future.

About Jaime McDougall

Jaime McDougall is a citizen of the world, currently loving life in beautiful country Victoria in Australia. She loves eating sushi, kidnapping her husband and naming her pets in honour of science fiction authors.

She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: High School: The Real Deal and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles. So You Want to Write a Guest Post: An Author’s Guide to Promoting with Guest Blogging is her most recent non-fiction ebook. She has also enjoyed writing a column called ‘The New Australian’ in local newspapers as well as various articles online.

Echo Falls is her first paranormal romance novel. You can buy it now at:

You can visit her website at


Q:  Biggest Pet Peeve about the writing life.

Right now, my biggest pet peeve is finding time to write. It's the busy season, so when I'm not doing work, I'm doing holiday related things. When I'm not doing those, I'm trying to sort through a load of paperwork that has popped up. Sometimes it seems never-ending...

Q:  Biggest Career Surprise

That people enjoyed my book! Haha. I think there is almost always the doubt when you put your work out there that anyone will read it. Then, when people read it, whether people will like it.

I actually haven't been surprised that people enjoyed it (I have faith in my work) so much as being surprised at the enthusiasm people have for Echo Falls. Between good reviews and numerous requests for a sequel, I am so pleasantly surprised with people's enthusiasm.

Q:  Worst rejection you’ve ever received?

This is going to sound strange, but the worst rejection has to be no rejection at all. At least with a rejection, you have an answer. The not knowing annoys me to no end and leaves me in this strange state of limbo...

Q:  What’s next for you?

The sequel to Echo Falls. After you get asked enough times when/if there will be a sequel, you tend to accept that you need to write a sequel. Haha.

Fading Echoes takes place about seventeen years after Echo Falls. The story focuses on Charlotte who, because she is the child of two 'natural born' werewolves, has some abilities that go above and beyond the normal werewolf heritage...

Q:  What are a few of your favorite genres and why?

I like pretty much anything paranormal. Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, etc. I look at the world and think that there is more than what our five senses are telling us. These genres explore that thought.

Q:  Do you have a writer’s studio? Describe it for us and what is the view you see from the window?

I wish I did. I was walking in town a week or so back and saw a fully furnished apartment for rent. If I could, I'd love to rent that. It's above ground level, is right by the post office and grocery store, has a balcony where you can look at the city centre, has one minute walking access to many cafes... I'll have to dream a bit longer, though.


  1. super cute,
    love love it,


    reminding you to do a post of any kind of your choice at Bluebell tonight,

    best regards.

  2. fantastic interview, smiles.

    hope to see you post tonight and Saturday night.

    best regards.


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