Author Feature – Jessica Gunhammer {Summer Lovin’ 2013}

Every one knows of the large publishing firms; Harper Collins, Simon & Schuester, William Morrow, to name a few. But more and more it is the smaller, independent publishing companies that I am falling in love with. As a blogger, they are more receptive to viewing bloggers as a promotion outlet, they are able to take more time with their authors (and in my opinion, treat them better), and they have actual personalities. Instead of having a blogger representative that is the only person I am allowed to talk too, I can get to know the owners and all of the representatives of the company.

One of my favorite independent publishing companies is the Limitless Book Publishing Co. This company totes authors like Kelly Anne Blount, author of Grishma (check out my review); Jonathan Yanez, author of The Beast Within trilogy (a Summer Lovin’ sponsor); Hally Willmott, author of Awakenings (check out my review); and Amanda Lance, author of Wanted (a Summer Lovin’ sponsor and check out my review). Whew! And this is just to name a few that I have been involved with so far. I am looking to become much more familiar with all of this firms authors.

Of course, this is not a post about Limitless Publishing. This is supposed to be an author feature, right? Well, I want to introduce you to one more Limitless author -

Jessica Gunhammer

 

Jessica GunhammerNot only is she a published author of the company, she is also an owner! :-) How great is that?!

Jessica let me interview her about herself and her newly released book, A Summer to Remember – released May 3, 2013.

 Links for A Summer to Remember:
Goodreads | Amazon – Kindle Copy Only $2.99

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born and raised in South Dakota. We moved to Hawaii when I was seventeen and this is where I now call home.

What keeps you awake at night?

Writing! My favorite time to write is at night. That seems to be when my creativity flows the best. Even when I’m not actually writing I’ll wake up randomly throughout the night to jot down ideas for my current or upcoming WIPs. Oh and ghosts! Because they constantly turn my TV on and off, turn on my bathroom light or mess with my pots and pans.

A Summer to Remember is all about a summer romance, did you pull your inspiration from your own experiences? :-)

Not intentionally but I think everyone somewhat writes what they know, whether it’s from their own experiences or their friends experiences.

What was your favorite chapter to write and why?

I would have to say my favorite chapter to write would be the one where they are at the party at Shane’s house. The reason I liked this one is because I got to introduce Sam. And as much as everyone dislikes Sam, I must admit I like her and what she’ll have to bring to the story.

Because you own your own publishing company, how do you feel your experience as an author differs from the norm?

I don’t think my experience as an author really differs from the norm. I go through all the same ups and downs our authors go through. But I think one thing I’ve gained from having the publishing company is it has gotten me a great support system. We all encourage and promote each other and I think that can be hard for other author’s to find.

What is your daily routine like?

I spend my days answering emails, handling social media, setting up cover reveals, putting together contracts, running errands, bookkeeping, etc. I try to work from about nine to five just like I would a normal job, which doesn’t always work out. Working from a home office makes it hard to stick to a schedule and I find myself checking my email and doing work things constantly when I’m supposed to be “off the clock”.

What is one interesting fact about yourself that people wouldn’t guess is true?

That I live with ghosts! LOL. I’ve lived with them my whole life so I guess it’s normal for me.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today and giving us a glimpse into your life. We can’t wait for the next book in the Seasons series!

Thank you for for having me. Those questions were great! ~Mahalo

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A Summer to RememberA Summer to Remember
on May 3, 2013
Pages: 212
Format: eBook
AmazonGoodreads
Eighteen-year-old Ava knows this summer is going to be one of the best ones yet, but it isn't going how she originally planned...

Ava's life takes an unexpected turn on graduation day, when Jason, the love of her life, suddenly dumps her. Blindsided and feeling betrayed she is determined to win him back at the end of year frat party. Something that wasn't in her plan, however, was being sidetracked by a complete and total stranger. Caught off guard by this unexplainable attraction, she can't figure out why she's having such a hard time forgetting about him.

Adrian had one thing on his mind that night. It was to get through the summer and not have to worry about anything, but working with his dad and getting the hell out of this small town...

When he meets Ava his whole world is turned upside down. He doesn't know why but he knows that this is the girl he's supposed to be with. The only problem is going to be trying to convince her of the same thing.

We gave this book…
4 Stars

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About Meagan

Meagan is a Reviewing Wonderland founder and featured reviewer. Because reading books does not go far in paying the bills, Meagan is also an established certified public accountant (I know, right) and spends most of her time working or spending time with her family.
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13 Responses to Author Feature – Jessica Gunhammer {Summer Lovin’ 2013}

  1. I agree about the smaller publishing houses being more receptive to bloggers. I’m loving Henery Press myself. The authors at first would go out of their way to contact you for a guest post or interview, but now it’s mostly done via blog tour companies and I miss the outreach! I feel left out when I don’t get asked to participate like I use to, but that’s okay.

    Oh Jessica Gunhammer is new to me! Off to buy A Summer to Remember. :)
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  2. Alex says:

    Nope, I’m not afraid of ghosts :D

  3. I don’t think that have I read any books by Limitless Publishing. “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!” Other things that go bump in the night? Yes. LOL!
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  4. I’m kinda afraid of ghosts, but not really? Haha! Depends how my imagination plays out, I guess.
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  5. Your Guardian Angel by Skyla Madi is from Limitless Publishing and I loved that book, here’s my review

  6. I don’t think I’ve read anything from this publisher yet. I’m not really afraid of ghosts in general, but I’ve had my moments!
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  7. AlyssaZ says:

    I have not yet! And I am also not scared of ghosts! Axe murderers, yes!
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  8. Book Bunny says:

    No, I haven’t read any.. Ghosts :0 I would be afraid if they’d be real ;)
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  9. Are we talking real ghosts? Lol, because if so, I am afraid of ghosts but I love all that ghost stuff! I’ve had a couple of ghost experiences happen to me!

    My Day 6 post

  10. Charlotte says:

    Yes, I am certainly afraid of ghosts or anything considered as creatures of the dark.

    Thoughts and Pens
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