Sunday, June 15, 2008

MTA Monday -- Meet Jami Davenport

NAME: Jami Davenport



TITLE OF FIRST BOOK: Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?

RELEASE DATE: June 12, 2008

FAVORITE WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: From Lori Foster, I keep it on my bulletin board in my study: “If you polish a book too much, it’ll be flat and shiny and smooth—and not too interesting. It’s the little pits and bumps and whatnot that show voice and make a book unique from all the other super shiny flat surfaces."


COMFORT FOOD: Barbecue Potato Chips (no kidding, it’s not chocolate!)

COMFORT READ: Mirror Image by Sandra Brown and any other good old-fashioned romance in which you can fall in love with the characters.

YOUR PERFECT DAY: 75-80 degrees, sitting in the sun on my patio in the woods and just listening to the sounds of nature.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?: The Gift Horse. The 2nd in a series about the Reynolds Family. “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?” is book 1 of this Series. My next release, “The Dance,” is also set in the San Juans, though not part of this series, it actually has some of the same characters and takes place prior to the events in “Who’s.” The Gift Horse features a opinionated mare, a down-and-out, disorganized horse trainer, and a reluctant horse owner. You can read a blurb about it on my website.

Thanks for joining us here today, Jami! Readers, if you have questions for Jami, post them in the comments. She'll be stopping by to chat with us.


Jami Davenport said...


Thanks so much for having me. I'll pop in and out today to answer any questions that readers might have.


Wendi said...

Hi, Jami! I can't wait to read The Dance and The Gift Horse. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed was fabulous!

Wendi Darlin

Jami Davenport said...

Hi, Wendi, thanks for dropping by. If anyone wants a bookmark, email me at with you snail mail address. I'll get one out to you.

Allie K. Adams said...

Hey Jami!

I'm really looking forward to your next release. Like Wendi, I can't wait to read them!

Lynnsplanet said...

Seriously, no chocolate - the staple of my existence!

Catch me before I hit the ground. {thud}

So, what brand of BBQ chips?

{aren't you glad the first post didn't go through? This is more dramatic - hehehehe}

Jane said...

Hi Jami,
I enjoyed the excerpt of "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?"

Jenny Penn said...

Hey Jami!

I have to agree with Bekki - no chocolate? I like BBQ chips too, especially Pringles.


Jami Davenport said...

Bekki, Thanks for stopping by. I like the hot ones. Like the Maui BBQ (I think those are local) and Lays had some really hot ones that I think are no longer being made.


Jami Davenport said...


I'm glad you liked the excerpt. This was a fun book to write, and I'm doing a series based on all three brothers and one sister in this family. I just need to come up with a series name.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Jami!
The Gift Horse sounds fascinating!
Have you a name for the mare?

Best wishes, Lindsay

Jami Davenport said...


Great to see you here. Yup, it's true. But keep it quiet, they'll strip my romance writer's stripes off my sleeve if they find out that I prefer BBQ chips over chocolate.

Jami Davenport said...

Allie Kat,

Glad you dropped by. It's just not a party without your redhead around.

Jenny Penn said...

Hey Jami,

When are you anticipating putting out the Gift Horse?


Jami Davenport said...


I need to make some changes to it based on feedback I've gotten then I need to find a home for it. It actually isn't sold yet.

I love this story, though, and can't wait to see it published.

Jami Davenport said...


Her name is Gabbie, and she's based on my real mare. She's a hoot. I even have a few scenes in the horse's POV.

Jami Davenport said...


Thanks very much for having me here today. I really enjoyed it.


Kate Davies said...

Thanks for hanging out here today, Jami! I loved your answers. (Is it okay if I love BOTH chocolate and BBQ potato chips?)

Hope to see you around tomorrow for Book BIN Tuesday!

Maia Strong said...

Hi, Jami! Sorry I missed your interview yesterday, but it made good reading today. :) The book sounds fab and I wish you many happy sales!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Jami, just thought I'd pop by and say 'hi'. I have to say BBQ potato chips are one of my faves too.
And 'Gift Horse" with a horsie POV, now that's sweet. Maybe, MR Ed will interview her for his blog. He must have one...although, I haven't looked.
I adored that show!