Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Five – Five Fun Things about The Adventures of Baby Jaimie

Friday is a good day for a laugh moment, so we asked our visiting author, Jaimie Hope to share some memorable moments that happened during the writing and/or publishing of her children’s book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie. 

1, Originally when I was writing my Children’s book I intended for it to be an exclusive e-book. I was trying to get the book e-published in time for an event and needed to hurry. When I ordered my illustrations, I ordered black and white illustrations. I got the book published in time for my event and as I told each person about my latest release the first thing I got asked by every person was “Is this title going to be available in traditional book format.”

2. Since I got so many requests for a traditional book, I felt compelled to give the people what they wanted. That meant I had to color the illustrations myself. So, even though the book lists Alex Baranov as the illustrator I added the color to the colored editions myself.

3. I never liked to color as a child, and I still don’t.

4. I worked hard to finish all my illustrations in time to have a release by Black Friday, but I couldn’t finish all of them, so the colored editions don’t have as many illustrations as the original black and white Kindle edition.
5. After I went through all that work to release a rational book the only copies I sold were to myself.

About The Adventures of Baby Jaimie
Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has made a lot of friends and learned a lot of things. Now she will learn what it means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby Jaimie as she learns the lesson, there are no small parts, only small actors. 
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About Jaimie Hope
Jaimie Hope was born in New York. It was in high school when she joined the newspaper staff, that she decided she wanted to be a writer. After graduation, her writing was put aside for a while. The author received an Associates degree in 1999. Then she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society and remained active in the arts. It wasn’t until 2005 that Jaimie wrote her first children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie, published in 2006 and Who Says You Can"t Go Home? in 2008. The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Goes to School in 2010. Her Autobiography, Roll With It followed by the third volume in her children's series, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright, and her first Paranormal Romance, When You Come Back To Me Again were released in 2011.

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