Well after an insanely busy May which featured the release of The Emotion Thesaurus, an awesome Random Acts of Kindness Blitz for Writers, two kids birthday parties, one new house, and a class camping trip that the school forgot to tell me about...Becca and I are getting back into a routine again. And, along those lines, we're also returning to our Writing Heroes Series, where we acknowledge the people who have helped us develop into stronger writers and who add to the writing community as a whole. These heroes really make an impact, and deserve recognition for all they do.
I met Jami through Twitter, where I quickly discovered that not only was she super friendly, she also had a treasure trove of writing information at her blog, Beach Reads With Bite. From there I found out that she had a zombie cat, and this reaffirmed what I suspected--she was one of the most awesome people ever.
One thing I love about Jami is that she really pays attention to the mood in the writing community. She always posts timely articles on what's happening, how writers feel about it, and what her take is. Some people stay away from topics that are sensitive or might cause friction, but Jami knows that writers need to understand the climate we all work in in order to navigate the ups and downs. Whether on writing life or the how-to's of writing craft, her posts always offer sound ideas and advice.
I had an opportunity to read some of Jami's work, and I really loved it. I won't post spoilers, but her premise took on high fantasy idea which she then re-genred (probably not a word, but it fits) as a contemporary romance. Brilliant!
Anyone who knows Jami will not be surprised to see her featured here. She is always willing to help, advise, and offer encouraging words to those who need it. She works hard to forge friendships and stay connected to writers. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more!
Thank you Jami, for being one of my WRITING HEROES. You inspire me, woman!
To pay it forward, I will give a 1000-word critique to Jami. She can then choose to keep it for herself or offer it as a giveaway on her blog! As a resident writing hero, she will also have a permanent link in our header.
So tell me Musers...do you know Jami Gold? Has she helped you or your writing in some way? Please tell us in the comments and help celebrate this amazing WRITING HERO!