I have today the supreme pleasure of welcoming Sugar Jamison of the Perfect Fit series from St. Martin’s Press here to the blog. I’ve read the second book in the series thanks to NetGalley and I think the lady’s got great skills! So, let’s make her feel welcome!
1) How long have you been writing?
Since my senior year of college. I think it has been seven years now.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
I’m single. No kids yet. My day job is tough and takes a lot out of me, but I have learned to prioritize. I stick to a schedule. I write for two hours every weekday after work. Sometimes more on the weekends. I make it a point to schedule time with my family and friends. So many women have more on their plates than I do. So I’m not complaining.
3) What can you tell us about your current release Thrown for a Curve? What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not.
I wrote THROWN FOR A CURVE because I was falling in love with Colin. We met Colin for the first time in DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD as Mike’s sexy best friend. But something told me that Colin was more than just a hunky man with a great accent. He had issues lying beneath the surface and I wanted to explore them. I knew I had to give him his own book.
4) You write contemporary romance, specifically about women who are not stick figures. Why did you focus on curvy women, and why contemporary romance rather than one of the other sub-genres of romance?
I write about curvy ladies because I am a curvy lady. There are lots of curvy girls out there. They need women who they can relate to. I adore historical romances, but I don’t think I could pull one off. The clothing alone boggles my mind.
5) Got any more books planned? What’s in your future?
GENTLEMEN PREFER CURVES is the next book in the PERFECT FIT Series. It will be out this fall. It’s Belinda’s story. Belinda is a girl I could really identify with on so many levels.
6) Got any advice for those still struggling through the trenches?
Grow a thick skin and be open to learning. The way I learned how to write was to have a better writer rip my stuff to shreds. It helped me learned so much. It also helped me see things from others perspectives. I find that so many writers are too close to their own stuff and they aren’t open to changing it. Most of the time the writer knows what’s best for their story but it’s always good to keep an open mind.
9) Sweet or sour?
10) Chocolate or vanilla?
If it’s ice cream vanilla, but in every other part of my life chocolate all the way!
Sugar Jamison is a southern belle trapped in a New Yorker’s body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet but sassy romances.
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WHEN YOU’RE A big girl
Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?
there’s more of you to love
When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is…and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure. But Cherri turns out to be more vulnerable than she appears. Is she in need of more than Colin can give? Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him thrown for a curve?