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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

INSIGHT by Jamie Magee Author Interview

Insight Blog Tour

Hopefully, you had a chance to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Insight by Jamie Magee and some book swag. Here's an interview with the author. First, her background:


Jamie Magee
Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a  moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

The interview: 


Can you explain the difference between the See and Insight series?
Insight begins very innocently. Gently a new world is introduced. See begins with a dark edge and finds a way to become more innocent. Both connect at some point then go their own ways. I would have to say that See is more urban and Insight leans more toward the fantasy.

Where do you see the (Insight) series going from here?
Insight has a vast future, it is the base point for several series. Characters in this series will move on to create their own stories. Insight alone was planned to have eleven books, but I learned very long ago that there is no way to plan which direction these characters will take me!

Is Willow Haywood purely fictional or does she have a basis of anyone in particular from your past? 
As a whole she is fictional but as she moves through her conflicts I do tend to notice her reactions reflecting people I know in my life that are going through the same emotions.

How do you title each book in the series?
It’s like naming a child. Everyone in my life participates, we read through endless words and search for synonyms to make the word simplistic and powerful at the same time.

Do you see Willow growing up to beyond the young adult audience?
She has gathered more adult followers with the last releases in the series. She has always proved to be a very mature young woman who is able to appeal to many ages.

If you weren't writing books, what would you be doing instead?
I could not imagine another life I would want – and I daydream 90% of my life. I adore this world.

Do you prefer ebooks or dead tree books? Why?
Ebooks. For several reasons. I love taking all my books with me, and I love the secrecy of it. No one knows what you are reading when you are sitting in public.

What books are you currently reading (on your Kindle/Nook)?
Stephen Kings ‘On Writing'

What's your earliest recollection of a book report and were you any good at English?
I think the first I remember was one on The Witch of Blackbird pond. I remember checking out the wrong book and not discovering that until two days before the report was due – I learned to read really fast that semester!  I have to say that I am not good with the ‘laws’ of English but I can analyze as story from one end to the other so I can say I had favor with those teachers.

What is your oddest book signing incident?
My first will be on June 27th and can I just say that I’m terrified!

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Good luck with the book signing and thanks for letting us get to know you more.

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