Interview with Kelly Jamieson, author of Win Big
19 Nov 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, Win Big?
WIN BIG is the next Wynn Hockey book. The Wynn family, who are like royalty in the hockey world – three generations of hockey players, coaches and team owners. And just like royalty, you don’t just marry one of the Wynns—you marry the family. As one of the youngest Wynn generation says, “No wonder we’re all single.” With power, fame and money comes dysfunction, including theft, lawsuits, revenge, infidelity (maybe!), a trophy wife (or is she…) and betrayal. But also, loyalty, friendship, bromance, teamwork and love. Also…hot hockey players! This book is Everly Wynn’s story. For me, she’s a super relatable character and I love how Wyatt Bell loosens her up.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve been a writer my whole life, and I’ve been a voracious romance reader since I was a teenager. I admired Jayne Ann Krentz and Nora Roberts, of course. I read their books and followed their careers and I wanted to do that too.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
This is hard because I read so much. The Anne of Green Gables books certainly inspired me and stayed with me. Also the Harry Potter books, which fill me with so much admiration for the storytelling.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
I would have all my hockey romance author friends on and we would just talk and it would be hilarious! (We are pretty funny LOL)
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love creating a different world, and meeting these new people and falling in love with them.
What is a typical day like for you?
I recently became a full time author (yay!) so I’m still finding my routine. I still set my alarm, read the paper, have a cup of coffee, then I hit my computer to deal with emails and social media. I try to write in one hour sessions. taking breaks to play with my new puppy or take her for a walk, or eat haha. In the evening if I sit down to watch a hockey game or TV show, I still feel guilty that I’m not working. I need to give myself permission to work only an 8 or 10 hour say, after years of working a full time day job AND writing.
What scene in Win Big was your favorite to write?
Another hard question because I loved writing this whole book! But it was super fun writing the scene where Everly and Wyatt go out on a date and after a nice dinner they get in some trouble. 🙂
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
I wrote a book called Dancing in the Rain, the title of which comes from a saying that’s something like, Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. I try to remember that when things get tough.
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