Throughout the year, I’m going to talk about some authors I really like. These are people I’ve met in various situations that are just great people, who also happen to be authors. People whose names you should know for two reasons: a) they’re awesome b) they write kickass books!
So let’s talk about Jamie Wyman.
A local phoenix author, Jamie first caught my eye when I discovered the Cat Sharp series. Her novels revolve around a tech savant whose soul is up for grabs in a vegas poker game played by the various gods of mischief.
And on top of all that, she’s the best kind of person: a total nerd.
If you read her bio on her site, it’ll tell you she can read and write in circular gallifreyan, spin fire and wield drumsticks like weapons.
What it won't tell you is that she hates quinoa and tapioca, and has some interesting (uncomplimentary) thoughts on artificial cherry flavoring. It can’t tell you that she is a fierce proponent of feminism and lady love. That she’s amazing at color therapy and can draw zendalas for days.
And as with most people, the fastest way to her heart is through her stomach so make sure to ply her with chai and (if you can find one) a gluten-free chimichanga.
She’s incredibly kind and a delight in person.
If you're a writer in need of an honest editor, she's great for that too. Check out her information on that and consider getting your book looked at by this pro.
Go read her books, become her patron, or just stalk follow her on twitter.