Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie gets Stage Fright by Jamie Hope

Synosis: Baby Jaimie is in her first year of school. She has made a lot of friends and learned a lot of things. Now she will learn what it means to be a team player when she is in her very first play. Follow Baby Jaimie as she learns the lesson, there are no small parts, only small actors.

Author Notes: The third volume in the Baby Jaimie series was first written to be an exclusive e-book for Kindle. After I e-published it I kept getting asked if it would ever be available in book format. The problem was my illustrations were black & whites, which I thought would show up better on Kindle. My first Baby Jaimie book had black & white illustrations, but I really didn't want to do that again. Alex Baranov may have been the illustrator for this book, but the color was added by me.

Title: After reading this book you might think the subtitle isn't an exact fit for the storyline. On the surface you'd be right. The story does dwell more on the issue of Baby Jaimie being upset over the part she was given rather than nervousness. If you pay attention to the portion of the story just before the play you will realize she was nervous. This book, like all the others in the Baby Jaimie series was based on a real life experience.

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Where to buy:
The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright has just been updated and re-released in black and white Kindle format. Introductory price is set for .99 to own and free to borrow for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Jaimie Hope is pleased to announce the release of her much awaited fourth volume in the Adventures of Baby Jaimie series. To celebrate the release of Baby Jaimie Gets a Crush Jaimie Hope. courtesy of Kindle Direct Publishing, is offering the Kindle edition for free download from April 6th until April 10th. After that time the book's price will be .99 throughout the month of April. It will then be raised to $1.99. Amazon Prime subscribers will have the option of borrowing the book for free any time after April 10th. Get your copy today!

About Author:
Jaimie Hope was born on November 3, 1976 in New York. It wasn't until high school that she decided she wanted to be a writer. This is when the ideas for the Adventures of Baby Jaimie started forming. This was also around the time she joined the newspaper staff. According to the author she was part of the staff for two years and really enjoyed it. Because the students weren't given assignments and were allowed to write on any topic on their minds. This gave Ms. Hope her first experience in freelance writing.

In 2003, she moved to Florida, where she was not only an active volunteer at the local library, but also in the historical society. During this time she also sang on a few demos at the local studio, wrote her first song, and ran a book club.

It wasn't until 2005, when she picked up The Adventures of Baby Jaimie and started working in earnest to get it done. It only took a month to finish the text of my manuscript. After several rejection The Adventures of Baby Jaimie was again shelved.

She didn't pick up the manuscript again until 2006. Ms Hope had moved back to New York and had lunch with a friend in the summer of 2006 who told her about a friend of hers who was a self published author. Ms. Hope contacted with him, and got advice on how to go about making her dreams of becoming a published author come true, and in November of 2006, AuthorHouse released The Adventures of Baby Jaimie.

After the release, Ms. Hope got busy trying to promote it, and as they say, life happened. Next she decided to try her hand at writing a novel. This proved to be a slow process as well, but not as slow as the first book.

In July of 2008, PublishAmerica released her first novel, Who Says You Can’t Go Home.
In June of 2010, Jaimie Hope became a two time PublishAmerica author with the release of her second novel, Bless the Broken Road. Her second children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Goes to School also available courtesy of CreateSpace in the same year.

In 2011 three more books were published. An Autobiography, Roll with it, courtesy of PublishAmerica, and two direct to Kindle E-Books. The first one is the third installment of the Baby Jaimie series entitled, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright, and the other is my first Paranormal Romance, When You Come Back to Me Again. Both e-books are now available in book format courtesy of CreateSpace.

What Did I Think:
Baby Jamie is so excited to be in the school play.  But thanks to her big sister teasing Baby Jaimie about getting stage fright then not getting the part she wanted, her excitement went from happy to broken hearted and dissappointment.

I have fifteen grandkids so this has happened several times with one or the other of the kids.
I thought I was listening to one of my daughters telling me about my grandchild.  I wanted to tell the teacher why didn't she make sure Jamie understood and why didn't Mom see it coming.  Do I sound like a defensive grandma?  I Am ;0)

Baby Jamie wanted to be the star or at least co-star.  Her sister needed an attitude adjustment.  Also we should not encourage partent to yell at their children.  But it is what happens most of the time.  I know I do it then regret it later.

The author hit every scenario right on.  The "I'm sick and can't go to school" is a real ailment.  At least it was when I was a child.  I could get physically sick from worry.  But Baby Jamie's ailment was a little premeditated and very well planned.

If you want to know if Baby Jamie was in the play, did she freeze on stage or did she become star of the stage you will have to read this book.  Of course you will want to read it to your kids and/or grandkids.

This story will teach the child to take pride in themselves no matter what part they take on stage or in their life.

I highly recommend this book!

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I received a copy of this book from the author for review. In no way was I compensated for this review it is my own opinion.

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