Web site: www.jamieleescott.com
Jamie was born on the Central Coast of California, where she
spent her entire childhood entertaining.
She wrote plays and charged admission to her backyard stage so
her friends and family could enjoy the performances. She wrote her first
novel at the age of 10, for her 5th grade class project. The novel was called
Cindy, after her then best friend. But Cindy turned out to be not such a good
Busy with horses and school, Jamie rarely wrote through her
teens and twenties, she was living a life most dreamed of (well, she dreamed of
anyway), competing at barrel races, hanging out with cowboys, and traveling in
rodeo circles with her friends. Money was tight, but life was good.
Then Jamie met the man of her dreams. And low and behold he
was not a cowboy, but a farm boy. They married and he swept her
away to her little piece of heaven in Iowa.
Well, then Iowa didn't turn out to be such heaven, Jamie again
turned to fiction. This time she wrote to relieve the stress of living so far
from her family, and from running a business with her husband. Funny how she now
found it cathartic to kill people, only on paper of course. But soon, even
killing people on paper wasn't enough, she began inventing worlds outside this
Before she finished her first full length novel, Jamie was
contracted to write the book, Hiking Iowa for Falcon publishing. In a year, she
hiked 75 trails in the state of Iowa and mapped the trails, landmarks and
distances. And this was before GPS. It was tough work for the measly
advance, but it was a writing credit.
The second book in the Gotcha Detective Agency, TEXTUAL RELATIONS, is due out in November.
Jamie also writes screenplays, and for TV. She's currently
adapting the Gotcha novel series for TV. Fingers crossed.
Jamie still lives in Iowa (though she visits California as often as possible) with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats
- JoinedJuly 31, 2011