Let us Pray - Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries
By Jamie Lee Scott
Mimi Capurro has been hired to protect New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Silke, who was recently assaulted in the bathroom at a paranormal conference. Though Mimi is hired to act as bodyguard for Lauren’s upcoming book tour, plans change when Lauren's assistant is murdered and the slaying is a replica of a scene from Lauren’s newest novel. A novel that hit bookstores the same day as the killing.
Now instead of playing bodyguard, Mimi is cracking computer code, and chasing down vampires. These vampires come alive on the streets of Santa Cruz, as part of a live-role-playing game. Mimi must find the connection between the vampires and the author to track down the killer. This would be much easier if Detective Nick Christianson wanted her investigating the case.
Nick, Mimi’s old college fling, is the lead homicide investigator.
Though he wants her off the case, he also wants to pump her for information. Nick may have used her in the past, but this time she’ll use him to try to catch the murderer first.
Jamie was born on the Central Coast of California, where she spent her entire childhood entertaining. She wrote plays and charged admission to her backyard stage so her friends and family could enjoy the performances. She wrote her first novel at the age of 10, for her 5th grade class project. The novel was called Cindy.
Busy with horses and school, Jamie rarely wrote through her teens and twenties, she was living a life most dreamed of (well, she dreamed of anyway), competing at barrel races, hanging out with cowboys, and traveling in rodeo circles with her friends. Money was tight, but life was good. Then Jamie met the man of her dreams. And low and behold he was not a cowboy, but a farm boy. They married and he swept her away to her little piece of heaven in Iowa.
Well, then Iowa didn't turn out to be such heaven, Jamie again turned to fiction. This time she wrote to relieve the stress of living so far from her family, and from running a business with her husband. Funny how she now found it cathartic to kill people, only on paper of course.
Before she finished her first full length novel, Jamie was contracted to write the book, Hiking Iowa for Falcon publishing. In a year, she hiked 75 trails in the state of Iowa and mapped the trails, landmarks and distances. And this was before GPS. It was tough work for the measly advance, but it was a writing credit. So now, Jamie writes the mystery series featuring the Gotcha Detective Agency.
Jamie has written three novels, Let Us Prey, the soon to be released Death of a Sales Rep, and Give a Dog a Bone. She is currently writing screenplays. She is co-founder of Scriptchat on Twitter www.scriptchat.com & TWWriterChat www.tvwriterchat.com, and is the former president of RWA’s screenwriting chapter, Script Scene.
Jamie still lives in Iowa (though she visits California as often as possible) with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. She writes with a few from her 6 acre farm.
Jamie Lee FAVORITES
ON iPOD: Lilly Allen, John Mayer, Rob Thomas, Train, George Strait, Kenye West, Lifehouse, Uncle Kracker
CURRENTLY READING: Mediabistro.com Presents Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business, The Adweek Copywriting Handbook, The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential...in Business and in Life
COLOR: Chocolate brown
CITY: Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, oh, and my hometown of Salinas, CA.
VACATION: A great hotel near the ocean, with no phones and no computers. Great food.
ACTIVITY: Working with my horses, reading, Twitter
BOOK: Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
TV SHOW: Modern Family, Burn Notice, Castle, Community, Mike & Molly
MOVIE: Black Swan
SONG: Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band, Good to be Me by Uncle Kracker, Stronger by Kenye West
SINGER: Rob Thomas, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker
BAND: Matchbox 20, Zac Brown,
ACTOR: Benecio Del Toro (swoon)
ACTRESS: Uma Thurman
PET PEEVE: People who use cell phones in public, like at a drive-thru
MOST LIKE TO MEET: Dominic (a man I used to talk to when I was a produce broker, I never got to meet him)
Bob DeRosa - Because he's seems so cool.
**answers subject to change ;-)