Today I am the very lucky lady to have the honor of interviewing, Stormy Night Publications very own, Jamie Miles! *woo crowd goes wild* Yes, yes, she's is an awesome editor to work with and I know that you'll want to hear what she has to say. So, let's get this interview started!
Hi Jamie! I'm so glad that you could come and visit me today. Let's start with an easy question. The authors I know who have published with SNP have nothing but good things to say about their experience. How does that make you feel?
So very proud! One of Stormy Night’s biggest goals is for authors to feel that our help is high-quality and that our help compliments and supports their hard work and ingenuity.
As a SNP author, I can tell you, all of your help is high-quality. I constantly do brag about you guys to other authors. On average, from start to finish, how long does it take to publish a book?
The editing process is different for each of our books, as authors submitting books are often at different levels of experience, so some books need a little more attention than others. But roughly, it takes about a month for us to do our part. How long the whole process takes depends on how long the author takes to make revisions.
That makes sense. In your opinion, what is one of the biggest mistakes new authors make?
I think many new writers don't realize how important it is to get the title for a book just right. With new authors especially, having a title which grabs the attention of readers can be the difference between great sales and mediocre sales.
I hate coming up with titles for my stories because you're so right! Finding the right title is very difficult! What's one grammar mistake that you would pay to never see again?
When the heroine is getting spanked on a bed, she lies down on the bed. Not lays. Unless she lays herself down.
(Trying to think back if I made that mistake...I'm like 99.9% sure that I did,...Sorry! :-)) What is your favorite sub-genre to read from the books that are submitted?
I honestly love them all… but I might have a soft spot for medical play. When I was in high school, I read a romance series about a female doctor and her hot and very manly male nurse, and I fell in love with medical romance then and there.
I love medical play stories too. I cannot tell you how many stories come in to my head when one of my classmates is practicing her dental instrumentation on me and I just have to sit in the dental chair. Be ready, sometime within the next three years, one of my dental play stories will be crossing your desk to edit. ;-) Now, putting aside, your SNP duties, when you aren’t hard at work publishing books, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I spend an embarrassing amount of time on Netflix and Amazon Prime… but I swear that the shows that I watch are quality ones, such as Californication, Six Feet Under, The L Word, How I Met Your Mother, and Dexter. When I’m not parked on the couch, I’ve been Pinteresting and planning my upcoming wedding. So excited for that!
Haha, yes A+ shows right there. Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Now on to my favorite part of the interview…The five question game!
I recently went to the mall and saw that every store had their Christmas stuff out. It got me thinking about gifts that I had gotten in the past. What is the best and worst gift that you have ever gotten?
My favorite gift was a pair of tap dance shoes when I was eleven. My parents had us watch a lot of old movies, and I grew up wanting to be Shirley Temple.
Worst gift ever? Probably peanut brittle. Why would someone ruin peanuts like that?
This is probably bad to admit, but I've never seen any of Shirley Temple's movies. What’s your favorite color?
What is one item that you cannot live without?
The internet and my phone. I know that’s two, but they’re kind of the same thing.
I'm with you on the internet, I use google daily. I’m a pretty big candy lover, what’s your favorite candy?
Hmm...sour patch kids. I've never had them. :-) What is your biggest pet peeve?
Unmitigated rudeness and/or whining.
I'm also with you on not liking rude or whining people. Thank you so much for coming to stop by. It was a lot of fun!
The shirt below...so true. :-)
The shirt below...so true. :-)
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