J.M. Hope


J.M. Hope first became involved in her high school color guard in the late 1990s and has since gone on to pursue performance opportunities with several college and drum and bugle corps color guards. Miss Hope has always believed in the empowerment of youth through the performing arts.

She has been influenced by many notable authors in her lifetime, including Mark Twain, Anne McCaffrey, H.G. Wells, Ann M. Martin, Katherine Applegate, Jean Craighead George, and Stephanie Meyer. She now resides in Missouri, where she teaches high school color guard, with her beloved horses and dogs.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I actually have an iPad with apps for multiple reading devices such as iBooks, Aldiko, and Kindle. I love the versatility of it, although it's no fun to try to read outside in the sun!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a really small town in Missouri, but I've also traveled all over the country. I think seeing the contrast of lifestyles in my hometown with other lifestyles in the United States drove me to want to expose my characters and subsequently my readers to some of this experience.
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Spinsation: One More Beginning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Pam is about to undergo her second year as a member of the Eunice High Color Guard. She is going to be facing all of the challenges that she dreads all over again, but with the added responsibility of being a veteran member and looking out for those band members younger than her. At home, her parents' divorce is finally setting in & she and her twin sister Sam are determined to set things right.

J.M. Hope's tag cloud

adolescent    band    band camp    camp    color guard    colorguard    dance    divorce    family    flags    high school    perform    performer    rifle    sister    teens    twin    winter guard    winterguard