Jaimie Hope

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Jaimie Hope was born November 3, 1976, in New York. In high school, she joined the newspaper staff. The students weren’t given assignments as Hope expected. Instead, they were allowed to come up with their own topics. This gave the author her first real taste of freelance, and she loved it. This was when she decided she wanted to be a writer. This was also when the author first came up with her signature character, Baby Jaimie. However, it would be several years before the character was fully formed.
After graduation, the author went to college where she studied English and Psychology. In 1999, Hope received an Associate's degree.
In 2002, she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society, which proved to be a turning point for the author. Up until that time she had all but forgotten her high school aspirations. However, being surrounded by so many creative people rubbed off on Hope. She soon found herself in the studio singing on demos and even singing back-up on a cd to benefit Vietnam veterans. It wasn’t long before she tried her hand at songwriting and even had one of her songs turned into a demo at a Nashville studio. During this time she also organized a book club, which re-ignited the author’s desire to write books. However, it wasn’t Children’s book that she started writing, she spent every free minute she had working on a Historical Romance novel. This wasn’t easy since she had also started volunteering at the local library as well.
As it usually does, life threw yet another curve. Hope found out she was going to be an aunt and it inspired her to finally write the first Adventure of Baby Jaimie book. However, this was no easy feat. Hope was clueless as to where to start, so she just started writing. It took several drafts, but the author final had a solid story, but publishers weren’t interested in it because they thought selling a book with a disabled main character wouldn’t appeal to the masses, Hope thought they were all wrong.
In 2005, she moved back to New York. She just happened to reconnect with a friend from high school through social media, and they got together for lunch. When Hope was asked what she’d been up to the past few years, there certainly was a lot to tell. However, it was the current issue of figuring out how to get this Children’s book published that was the main topic of discussion. The friend happened to know of an author who self-published his own Children’s series. Hope was given his contact info, and she contacted him as soon as she got home. He talked her through the steps of acquiring an illustrator and finding a self-publishing company.
In 2006, Hope released her first Children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie. As they say, the rest is history. Jaimie Hope now has books in multiple genres. They include Children's picture books, Young Adult Romance, New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, and Non-fiction.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Road That Leads To Home is based on a true story. I started writing it not long after I started a relationship. At the time, he asked me what it was about and what was going to happen. I told him it was based on us and what happened depended on him. The ending in particular is fairly accurate to what happened when the relationship changed.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Growing up with a disability, I was forced by the school district to sit on the sidelines during recess. It was boring watching other kids have fun while I just sat. Overtime I just let my mind wander to fun places and soon I was having as much fun as the other kids. In fact, the other kids would come over and ask why I was laughing and I would tell them the stories I saw in my head. I enjoyed telling them. That's when my dreams evolved from wanting to be a character in book to being the story teller.
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Where to find Jaimie Hope online


The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Happy Birthday Baby Jaimie
Price: $100.00 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays
Baby Jaimie is growing up so fast. In fact, she's celebrating her fifth birthday and you're invited to her party. Join Baby Jaimie and her friend as they play games, eat yummy food and have a lot of fun!
The Road That Leads to Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book one in the Sara Rhea Chronicles Based on a true story.... Sara's life was going along peacefully until she got the early morning phone call that changed everything. Now she finds herself heading back where she began, home. Not only does she have to deal with a difficult older sister and helping to keep the family's inn afloat, Sara has to work alongside her high school sweetheart who still