A Bookanista Booyah for Jo Ramsey

HAPPY THURSDAY everyone! Welcome to another edition of Bookanista Thursday. I am so EXCITED to host another great interview today. But first, here are what the other Bookanistas are talking about:

LiLa Roecker interviews an Acual Young Adult
Shannon Messenger celebrates SURRENDER – with arc giveaway
Stasia Ward Kehoe unearths “shadowy” YA titles
Jessica Love is all about IN HONOR

And now, my special Bookanista interview with Jo Ramsey. I "met" Jo on the interwebz, watching and learning as she aggressively pursued her career. Always positive and always helpful, I can honestly say I have learned a ton from stalking her various blog posts. And now I get to host her for an interview celebrating the release of a new book, Dolphins in the Mud. WOOT!!! Take it away Jo: 

About the Book:
  • Give me the blurb for the book in 140 characters or less:   Dealing with his mother's abandonment of the family, Chris Talberman leans on his new boyfriend Noah Silver. Then he learns Noah is hiding a secret. 

  • Do you have a fav character and why?   n Dolphins in the Mud, my favorite character is Chris. He's sixteen and has issues with his family, but he's very sure of himself and his sexuality.
  • What do you hope readers will get from your book?  I hope readers will see that they don't have to let their circumstances define them.
About the Author:
  • What inspires you?   A lot of things. I find inspiration for my stories everywhere. I have two teenage daughters, so I know a lot of teenagers, and some of what they've dealt with and come through intact is amazing.
  • Hardest aspect of writing? Best?  I think the hardest part of writing for me is letting people know I've written it. The best part is hearing from readers.
  • Who is your writing hero?   I don't really have one, but I admire any author who can tell a good story, engage their readers, and offer books that can impact teens' lives.
  • Randomness:
o   Sweet or salty? Both. I absolutely love things like chocolate-covered pretzels.
o   Beach or mountains? Beach. 
o   Online or in person? Online. I'm a little less awkward there.
o   Ebook or print? I still prefer holding a print book in my hand, but I'll read an Ebook if it's something that really interests me.
 About the Future:
  • What’s next for you?   I have a few more novels scheduled from Featherweight Press. In August (approximately), Strong Spirit, book 6 in my Reality Shift series, will be out. In November, my novel Fresh Meat will be out, about a 15-year-old boy who's turned into a werewolf during an assault. And in February 2013, Time of Darkness, book 4 in my series The Dark Lines, will be released. All release dates are tentative.
    Also, in September, my first non-YA urban fantasy novel Vengeance Is Sweet, about a demon of vengeance who's just a little too human, will be released by MuseItUp Publishing. 
  • One outrageous goal for the future?   The Dark Lines made into a TV series.
WOO HOO!!! Thanks for coming by Jo! It was a pleasure getting to know you better. To find out more, checkout Jo online on her website.

What's in your TBR pile right now?


  1. Thanks for hosting me, Christine!

    I have so many things on my TBR pile that I can't even count them all...

  2. She had me at chocolate covered pretzels... Ha!


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