I’m so excited and honored to have the wonderful author, who is also one of my personal heroes, Jamieson Wolf, on my blog today. Jamieson is the writer of hot m/m erotic romances, including my favorite ‘Hard’ series. Thank you so much for stopping in, Jamieson!
But why is he my hero? Several years ago Muse it Up Publishing hosted an online conference for writers and Jamieson held a series of lectures called ‘Riding the Lightning’. Did I say lectures? Definitely not! More like a slow seduction, coxing and teasing us with the delights of writing male on male love. He sold me on the genre and I’ve been writing m/m erotic ever since!
Recently, Jamieson has turned his hand to writing poetry, beautiful images of life and emotion that capture my heart. He’s been kind enough today to answer a few questions for us.
1. When did you first start writing poetry and what is the inspiration behind Talking to the Sky?
I’ve written poetry before I knew I wanted to be a writer. Those poems fill countless journals that I have to this day.
Talking to the Sky came about because I lost the ability to write for a month when I became sick with what was eventually diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. When I got better enough to write again, the stories were still there; I just had to find a different way to tell them.
I used the poems to give myself a voice again, to better myself and to heal. They’re part memoir, part journey to healing.
2. Do you have a favorite place where you feel your Muse is more apt to come visit while you write?
Well, I usually write at home. I’m not one of those writers that likes to write in coffee shops. I tried it a few times, but I always find writing is a solitary thing. Thankfully, my Muse likes home brewed coffee or tea.
3. Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what do you listen to?
I always do! I usually listen to poppy music while I write so it doesn’t distract me. As long as it has a good beat, it’s all good. Favourites include Katy Perry, PTX, Madonna, Chromeo, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Cher and then some.
4. As a writer, what is your greatest fear?
Not being able to write again.
5. Tell us something about yourself that not everyone knows.
I once was in a talent competition in grade 7 or 8 with my twin brother. I made up a rap version of Little Red Riding Hood while my brother did the beat box sounds. We wore baggy t shirts and overalls. I seem to recall that we won first place, so that’s awesome.
6. How has writing affected your life? And what’s your favorite part of being a writer?
Writing gave me a voice. It’s given me sanity, balance and joy. It’s healed me. It’s very odd and wonderful to think that there are people out there who read my work, that people who’ve read my books follow me on Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s made me a more humble person.
The best part of being a writer? Just being able to write and that the words come out. That’s all that matters for me, really. That the words still come out after all this time, that I still love it just it so much and that there is always another story to tell.
7. Do you have any new projects that you are working on? If so, what are they?
I’m half way through writing a novel called Boy/Friends. It’s a comedy of errors of sorts and I’m having real fun with it. It’s different than anything else I’ve ever written and I can’t wait to find out what happens!
“Jamieson Wolf is a gifted writer!” Kelley Armstrong “As I read, Jamieson Wolf taught me to dance to the beats of his heart. Tender, heartbreaking and beautiful.” Caroline Smailes “This is not your average book of poems. It is life in all its reality and shows us the many different sides to the human spirit.” Elaine Breault Talking to the Sky is a volume of poetry like no other. Part journey to healing, part memoir, they are moments in time caught on paper as the author learned to write again. They are a testament to the strength of the human spirit. The poems show us that whatever life throws at us, with courage anything is possible.
About the Author
Jamieson is an award winning, Number One Best Selling Author of over sixty books. Jamieson is also an accomplished artist. He works in mixed media, charcoal, pastels and oil paints. He is also something of an amateur photographer, a poet, perfume designer and graphic designer. He currently lives in Ottawa Ontario Canada with his cat, Tula, who is fearless.
Jamieson Wolf: www.jamiesonwolf.com