Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Q+A with Jaimie Admans (Afterlife Academy)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Jaimie Admans.  Jamie is the author of Afterlife Academy.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I’ve been writing since I was young, and writing seriously for about twelve years now. I always knew I loved it and I wished I could make a career of it but didn’t think it would ever be possible. About seven years ago, I wrote my first novel, and I realised that people could and did make careers and earn a living from doing just that. That’s when I started to really concentrate on writing novels and started to take writing seriously, with the intention of writing something that could one day be published.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  I love reading paranormal books, so I think it was only natural that sooner or later I would end up writing one! It wasn’t intentional as such, I just write the ideas I have and worry about the genre later, it just so happens that quite a few ideas have been paranormal!

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  I’d love to be a ghost. I think it would be quite fun to be anywhere you wanted and know that no one could see you! You could people-watch until your heart’s content, you could spy on people you liked (you could get in the shower with Johnny Depp!) and if anyone had annoyed you, you could haunt their house as revenge!

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

I hope readers will enjoy it because it’s the story of one girl who learns to question the life she thought was perfect. Riley starts off as the pretty, popular girl, but after she dies, the tables are turned on her, and suddenly she’s in a school where she’s the outcast and the geeky boy she’s always picked on is popular. It’s her journey into death-after-life, with a bit of romance and comedy thrown in!

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

I think Jennifer Lawrence would make a really good Riley. She’s not perfect and she’s a bit awkward, isn’t she? She’s very popular at the moment, and she’ll always be Katniss to me, and you’ll just have to ignore her age because she’s a bit older than Riley is in the book!

And Anthony is really easy to cast as I had this guy in my head while I was writing him – Jamie Campbell Bower. He plays Caius in Twilight and I knew him as Anthony in Sweeney Todd (the name may be why I pictured him when I was writing it!) Again you’ll have to ignore his age as he’s a bit older than Anthony is supposed to be!

Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans.

Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class.

Dying wasn't on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson's to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she's stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she's stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the world, ever. In a school where the geeks are popular and just about everything is wrong, Riley has become an outcast. She begins a desperate quest to get back to her perfect life, but her once-perfect life starts to unravel into something not nearly as perfect as she thought it was.

And maybe death isn’t really that bad after all...

Welcome to Afterlife Academy, where horns are the norm, the microwave is more intelligent than the teachers, and the pumpkins have a taste for blood.

Thank you Jaimie for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Jaimie Admans and her books, please visit her website.


  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, E.J! It's a pleasure to be here!

  2. What a great Q&A session! I love it. I will check your other posts now.