Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Jaimie Admans. Jamie is the author of Afterlife Academy.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Jaimie: 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?
Jaimie: 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?
Jaimie: 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.
Jaimie: 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?
Jaimie: 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
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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Q+A with Jaimie Admans (Afterlife Academy)
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.