Interview with Red L. Jameson

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was about six at the time and tried to write a story about a fairy in a flower. Unfortunately, I couldn't write the words I wanted to use, so I invented a new alphabet to compensate. I even made a red construction paper cover for it, complete with yellow yarn binding it. I loved it!
What is your writing process?
Gosh, with each book it seems to change. Usually scenes come to me at the most inconvenient of times, and eventually they start to frame the story. I try to do a little preliminary plotting for the book, but often by the thirtieth page the characters start bossing me around, telling me more of what they want to happen than anything I had planned. Sometimes I fight them. But they always win. By the time I finish the book, it isn't what I'd originally imagined, but often much better.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The writing that changed my life, in no particular order . . .
Shakespeare's HAMLET
Poe's "The Raven"
Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Kingston Hong's THE WOMAN WARRIOR
And everything by the Brothers Grimm
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything. I am a wee bit picky about what I read, but I have no favorite genre . . . yet.
Describe your desk
Cluttered notes abound, a picture of my son when he was a toddler, a small chest with precious plot notes, a snow globe with a smiling ghost, candles--not a great choice considering all the paper, office supplies, Chapstick, far too many sticky notes, a cork board full of thoughts and inspirational thoughts, and my Precious--my Mac laptop. I covet this baby more than a Gollum wants that golden ring. Seriously. I heart my laptop that much.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Montana. Most of my writing centers around open spaces like my home state. Many of my characters are farmers too. But mainly I think I have a good feel for the colors of the land--the red and bone colors of earth, the mixed hues of wildflowers, the vibrancy of sunsets. All of this reflects in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
At six. I never took it seriously until I was in my thirties though. So much time wasted, trying to run from this dream.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are two joys I've experienced now: 1.) when I'm so involved with my writing, and things are working for me, and I'm abso-freaking-lutely in love with everything--it's a resonating feeling as if I'm finally in tune with myself and the world. And, 2.) when I hear from the people who read my work, and they love it. I love, love, love hearing from my readers!
What do your fans mean to you?
So much! I am humbled by their support and kindness. I hope to keep writing stories they enjoy.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son. I am such a lucky mom, because he is so amazing. I am blessed to watch him in this journey of life. And I love writing. I'm still in awe that I have had readers write to me, so that always helps me wake up with a wide smile.
Published 2014-09-11.
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Books by This Author

Bad Medicine
Series: Wild Love, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,230. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
He's a tattooed, rough ER nurse. She's a geeky MD who wants to play doctor with her nurse. But he wants more. He wants love.
Enemy For All Time
Series: The Glimpse Time Travel. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Erva Ferguson Hill and her husband and time traveler, Will Hill, have been married for three years but have hit a troubled spot in their marriage. The mischievous muses think a timeout from the world might help. But could it be too late? Could Erva and Will already have become enemies for all time?
With This Heart
Series: With These Wings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,450. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Would you risk death to kiss the love of your life? This former Army hero is seriously considering it.
The Sacrifice: A Contemporary Romance Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,400. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
What would you sacrifice for love? Your career? Your ambition? Yourself? Is there a cost to love?
Bad Friends
Series: Wild Love, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,170. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A friends-to-lovers, contemporary romance that will melt your heart.
Bad Neighbors
Series: Wild Love, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,200. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Good fences make good neighbors. What happens when there's nothing between those neighbors?
The Glimpse Time Travel Book Bundle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 419,650. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Four Time-Travel Romance full-length novels in one set! Four couples finding romance and love while jumping through time to different lands!
With These Wings
Series: With These Wings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,770. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Luke Anderson thinks he's falling for a punk-rock angel. But he's got quite a surprise coming for him when he discovers his angel is a dís, a winged immortal guardian of humanity.
Duchess of Mine
Series: The Glimpse Time Travel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,150. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
**Book 4 of The Glimpse Time Travel Series, where mythical muses play naughty matchmakers** She's a Duchess. He's a Highlander. When two people have nothing in common, it takes solving a mystery and mischievous muses to bring them together to know the magic of love.
Cowboy of Mine
Series: The Glimpse Time Travel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,640. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
***Book 3 in the Glimpse Time Travel Series*** She’s a modern-day thief, punished by trickster muses to live in 1887 Montana for her crimes. He’s the town’s new sheriff. With punishment like this, she just might beg the muses to stay in the sparkling winter land that’s sure to melt her heart.
Highlander of Mine
Series: The Glimpse Time Travel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,350. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
**Book 2 of the Glimpse Time Travel Series** The matchmaking, time-steward muses are at it again, flinging modern scientist Fleur Anpoa back to seventeenth-century Highland warrior Duncan MacKay. She's on a mission to go back home. His tactic is to slay her mission.
Enemy of Mine
Series: The Glimpse Time Travel, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Newly updated and edited ***Book 1 of The Glimpse Time Travel Series*** Minerva Ferguson, wakes two hundred miles and two hundred years from her apartment in General William Hill's mansion, in New York City, 1776, during war. Problem is, besides being in the wrong time, he’s not a general for the Continentals—he’s British, making him her enemy.