Friday, November 11, 2016



New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal.

When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both named suspects for the murder, Cameron takes solving the crime into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric co-workers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency.

As if hunting for a murderer with two high school geniuses, the town drunk, and an elderly kleptomaniac isn’t hard enough, Cameron adopts the five mangy guard dogs of her deceased neighbor. But maybe a stint at playing gatekeeper is just what she needs to come face-to-face with the killer and save another neighbor from being the next victim.


Jamie, what is your writing style?
I write dialogue and action heavy books with a fast pace, and I attempt to write humorous cozies. 

Is writing your dream job?
It was at one time. Now I would rather do it just as something I love to do.

What five things would you never want to live without?
Sneakers, my shower, Advil, chocolate, and coffee.

What’s your favorite thing to do on date night?
Dinner and a movie with my husband and even my two teenagers. We love Marvel movies, Harry Potter, and Starwars.

What’s your least favorite chore?
Laundry because it takes forever!

What would your main character say about you?
“Wow, we have a lot in common!”

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Jamie and Claire Frazier in the Outlander series are tied. You can’t really have one without the other. 

You have a personal chef for the night. What would you ask him to prepare?
My husband cooks a lot, although I wouldn’t say he’s a personal chef . . . I ask him to make his French onion soup a lot.

How do you like your pizza?

My kind of woman! 
What is the wallpaper on your computer’s desktop?
My 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son being silly.

How often do you read?
I try to read a bit every day. I read everything. Historical fiction, fantasy, all kinds of genres. Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with reading about Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

Do you have a favorite book?
Where’d You Go Bernadette? is my favorite book. Author, (and former Arrested Development producer) Maria Semple is a genius. Plus, I think I might be Bernadette (minus her architecture abilities).

What are you working on now?
Book 3 in the Dog Days Mysteries series.


Jamie Blair (Ohio) is the award-winning author of young adult and romance books, including Leap of Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and Lost to Me.

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