Interview with Jamie K. Schmidt, Author of Necessary Evil
24 Nov 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, Necessary Evil?
It’s a super sexy motorcycle romance with a few twists. One of the first twists, is the Sentinels of Babylon (S.O.B.s) are vigilantes. They kill the bad guys that get away with their crimes. The second twist is one of the club members is a woman. She’s a tough, slightly sociopathic hacker in addition to being a biker. She gets her own book that’s coming out next year.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
My grandfather. He used to sit me on his knee and tell me “burglar stories,” which featured Keystone Cop-like characters arresting and catching Looney Tunes-like robbers.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
These are my go to books to read when I need to escape into a fictional world that’s familiar and comforting:
1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase, 2. The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews, 3. Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop, 4. The Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong, 5. The Emperor’s Edge series by Lindsay Buroker.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
My first guest would be Stephen King and I would want to ask him how he kept all of his entertwining story threads together.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Writing the words THE END. But I also like release day when I see my book up for sale.
What is a typical day like for you?
I work my day job for eight hours, spend some time with my family, play a game or two and if I’m still awake I write.
What scene from Necessary Evil was your favorite to write?
I liked the pet tarantula scene that freaks Lucy out so much she screams when she sees Evil’s tattoo.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Comparison is the thief of Joy. A Goal without a plan is just a wish.
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