Friday, April 6, 2012

Interview with Jaimie Hope for Baby Jaimie gets Stage Fright

The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright

Come and join Jaimie Hope on Stories from Unknown Authors today at 1pm est to talk with us about her book, Baby Jaimie gets Stage Fright.

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467977144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467977142

  • About The Adventures of Baby Jaimie
    Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has made many friends and learned a lot of things. Now she will learn what it means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby Jaimie as she learns the lesson that there are no small parts, only small actors.

    About Jaimie Hope
    Jaimie Hope was born in New York. It wasn’t until high school that she decided she wanted to be a writer. This is when the ideas for the Adventures of Baby Jaimie started forming. This was also around the time she joined the newspaper staff. According to the author she was part of the staff for two years and really enjoyed it.
    Moving to Florida, she became an active volunteer at the local library and the historical society. During this time, she also sang on a few demos at the local studio, wrote her first song, and ran a book club.
    In June of 2010, Jaimie Hope became a two time PublishAmerica author with the release of her second novel, Bless the Broken Road. Her first novel was Who Says You Can’t Go Home in 2008. Her second children’s book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Goes to School also available courtesy of CreateSpace published in the same year.
    In 2011 three more books were published. An Autobiography, Roll with it, courtesy of PublishAmerica, and two direct to Kindle E-Books. The first one is the third installment of the Baby Jaimie series entitled, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright, and the other is my first Paranormal Romance, When You Come Back to Me Again. Both e-books are now available in book format courtesy of CreateSpace.

    You can find Jaimie Hope at her website, Jaimie
    Blog: Jaimie Hope
    Book Video: The Adventures of Baby Jaimie

    The Adventures of Baby Jaimie Book Excerpt
    “Please quiet down class,” Mrs. Johnson said as she entered the room.Mrs. Johnson was Baby Jaimie’s kindergarten teacher. All the kids liked her, especially Baby Jaimie. The kids all quieted down and turned their gaze to their teacher. “Sorry I’m late,” Mrs. Johnson continued as she put a pile of books on her desk. “I had to speak to our principal, Mr. White. I have a surprise for all of you. We’re going to do a play.”
    The kids looked at one another and then back to Mrs. Johnson. Finally, Baby Jaimie asked, “What’s a play?”
    Mrs. Johnson smiled and wondered aloud, “How can I best describe a play to you?
    There was a long pause and Baby Jaimie was starting to think her teacher didn’t even know when she heard the woman clear her throat and say, “A play is like a story that is acted out on stage.”
    The children continued to just stare at their teacher, so she continued to explain. “it’s like when you play house. You’re not really mommies and daddies, and the dolls aren’t real babies, you’re just pretending. People who are in a play are just pretending to be characters they’re not.”
    “Like on television?” Dennis said from the back row.
    “Yes, just like on television!” Mrs. Johnson said. She was relieved someone in the class understood what she meant.
    “What story are we going to be acting out?” Baby Jaimie’s best friend, Jane asked.
    “I don’t know, Jane. There’s so many wonderful stories to choose from I can’t decide. That’s why I brought this pile of books in with me today. We’re going to go through them, so we can decide which one we want to do. Won’t that be fun?”
    The whole class cheered in reply. When they finally quieted down again Mrs. Johnson had them sit in a circle on the rug, like they did every day for story time. Today, instead of reading a book she would just read them the titles of each book and tell them what they were about. There were too many to read in one day and they still had to cover their lessons for the day.

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