Jamie began writing stories about the man from Mars when she was six, and she never remembers wanting to be anything other than a writer. Everyone told her she needed a back up plan, so she pursued a Ph.D. in American literature, which she received in 1998. She started teaching writing and literature at Auburn University. One day in the midst of writing a piece of literary criticism, she realized she’d put her true passion on the backburner and neglected her muse. The literary article went into the trash, and she began the book that was to become The Goddess’s Choice, which was published in April 2012. Her other novels include The Soul Stone and The Ghost in Exile. In addition, she has published a novella, Demons in the Big Easy, and a collection of short stories, Blood Cursed and Other Tales of the Fantastic. Her short fiction has also appeared in the anthologies--Urban Fantasy and Of Dragons & Magic: Tales of the Lost Worlds—and in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, A Writer’s Haven, and Short-story.me. She claims she writes about the fantastic . . . and the tortured soul. Her poor characters have hard lives. She lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She still teaches writing and literature at Auburn University. She is the mother of a grown son.
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Smashwords book reviews by Jamie Marchant
- Journey To Light: Part I of the High Duties of Pacia
on Nov. 10, 2012
This novel reads more as an introduction to a novel rather than a full novel itself. It forms the characters, but we don't yet understand the central conflict. Nothing much happens. However, the characters are so fascinating that it full kept my attention from start to finish. My favorites are Rafe and Belo, a wolf and a bat-like creatures with human level intelligence. This download is free, but once you're done reading it, you'll want to buy the rest of the books in the series to find out what happens to the characters you've began to fall in love with. I know I did.
- Return of the High Protector: Part II of The High Duties of Pacia
on Jan. 26, 2013
This novel continues with the amazing characters created in Part I, but as a novel, it is a superior creation. The characters are just as interesting, but we get a better idea of the conflict and what’s at stake as the disparate characters of Part I meet and become intertwined in each others’ lives. The sense of evil and menace is more palpable, and the reader is more invested in the outcome. After reading Part II, you’ll be anxious for Part III to finish this memorable journey.