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Jaime Jo Wright: Opossums, Cats, Mystery, a Giveaway & More

I’m stoked to host Jaime Jo Wright on the blog this week. We had such fun recording this Zoom interview, and I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to comment by April 19 for a chance to win a copy of her new split-time release, The Souls of Lost Lake.

Join the Conversation. Who was your favorite book character as a child? Do you like reading spooky stories? What elements of Jaime Jo’s interview intrigued you most? What questions or comments do you have for Jaime Jo?

Be sure to comment by April 19 for a chance to win a copy of Souls of Lost Lake! (Keep scrolling to find the comments section)

The Souls of Lost Lake by Jaime Jo Wright

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To save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.

Wren Blythe has long enjoyed living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, helping her father with ministry at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess who is believed to still roam the forest. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coonses’ cabin ruins and a sinister mystery she is determined to unearth.

In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last several years carrying the mantle of mystery since the day she emerged from the woods as a thirteen-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger’s ax. She has accepted she will never remember what happened to her family, whose bodies were never found, and that the people of Tempter’s Creek will always blame her for their violent deaths. And after a member of the town is murdered, and another goes missing, rumors spread that Ava’s secret is perhaps more malicious than previously imagined.

Two women, separated by time, must confront a wickedness that not only challenges who they are but also threatens their lives, and the lives of those they love.

Jaime Jo Wright Head Shot

Jaime Jo Wright is winner of the Christy, Carol, Daphne du Maurier, and INSPY Awards. She’s also the PW and ECPA bestselling author of three novellas. Jaime brings to life the stories of the past and intertwines them with the present, to bring readers award-winning time-slip novels.

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If you missed last week’s interview with Greta Picklesimer, find it here.

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Deena Adams

    Congratulations to Teresa Moyer! You’re the winner of Jaime Jo’s book. Look for an email soon!

    Thanks so much to everyone who watched and commented.

  • Allison Clark

    Floyd and Albert are lucky to have found you!! We, your readers, are also lucky and blessed to have you as an author. You are keeping this Avid Reader of Christian Fiction quite busy.

  • Paula Shreckhise

    I love Jaime Jo’s writing. She is creepy good! I DO like spooky things. But Jaime always brings faith into her stories so I’m not scared to read them. I also lived in Northern Wisconsin for 11 years so I love stories set there.
    I love antiques and history. I grew up in a house built in 1836. It is a museum now.

    • Deena Adams

      I love stories full of faith, too, Paula. Can’t beat a mystery laced with Jesus. How cool that you grew up in a house that’s now a museum! Thanks so much for watching and commenting. Hope you’ll visit the blog again in the future.

      • Irene

        I’m a lover of spooky mysteries and have been ever since a child when I started with Goosebumps! I’m curious if Jaime Jo has ever read any Goosebumps books? I seriously love this genre of Christian Fiction!

        • Deena Adams

          Hi, Irene. I grew up loving mystery and suspense books and movies. Since becoming a Christian, I’m so happy to read that genre with a spiritual element included. Thanks for your comments!

  • Morgan Tarpley Smith

    Great interview! I love Jaime Jo’s novels but i certainly can’t read them at night. I don’t read or watch anything remotely spooky. Though, I had a strange fascination with Edgar Allen Poe’s stories in second grade. Imagine that!

    • Deena Adams

      Hi, Morgan. I used to love all things spooky and horror. I stay away from the horror and graphic stuff now but still love a good mystery/suspense. I probably would read them at night if I lived alone. LOL. Thanks for watching and joining the conversation!

  • Lual Krautter

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Always enjoy good CF mysteries or Romantic Suspense, so am looking forward to reading a print copy of this book, The Souls of Lost Lake! Even the title is intriguing! Have a Happy Easter, and thanks, again! God bless! Lual Krautter

      • Teri DiVincenzo

        I love split timelines but didn’t read my first book by Jaime Jo Wright until recently. I was hesitant about the creepy elements because I’m romance all the way, but I really loved it! My favorite book character growing up was Anne Shirley and she loved deliciously creepy stuff too! Thanks for the chance, and Happy Easter!

  • Jeanette Davis

    I am still listening to the interview! Wonderful so now I need to read Jamie Jo Wright’s books. I really like split time books! The story of the pitbull nannies reminded me of the kids book Carl (I believe) where the mom goes out and leaves the dog Carl in charge of the baby and all the adventures the baby and Carl enjoy while mom is out! I always thought WOW this would be a DCF (Department of Children and Families) item today. But the book was enjoyable and maybe the pitbull nannies of old is where this story came from. The new book sounds wonderful. Thank you for the contest and for the interview. Also sorry about the loss of both your moms. A difficult loss for sure.

    • Deena Adams

      Jeanette, I discovered split-time books a few years ago and I love them! I’ve never heard of the children’s book, Carl. Sounds like a cute story. Thank you for your condolences about the loss of our moms. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. Thanks so much for watching and adding to the conversation!

    • Jaime Jo Wright

      Thank you! I’ve not heard of that children’s book. Yes. Times were certainly different back in the day.

  • Teresa+Moyer

    Oh my this book is my fav genre to read! So looking forward to this book! It is def on my wishlist in Amazon for right now. Great interview, Loved the Opossum story!

  • Lynsay Forsyth

    I love that she named the opossums.

    I love that the setting of the book is a Bible camp. Kind of picturing the one I went to as a kid.

    Hearing her talk a bit more about the book makes me want to read it even more.

    • Kirhonda Williams

      Wonderful interview Deena. I like to read The Souls of Lost Lake because I love mysteries and this book intrigues me because it’s a bit spooky, but offers hope in the end. I like to know how the story ends. After hearing Mrs. Wright talk about how her books are inspired, the objects from the past are linked to present really grabbed me. I appreciated her writing advice very helpful. Last but not least, I have a question for the author will there be a sequel to this book or will it be a stand alone?
      K. D. Williams

      • Deena Adams

        Thanks for watching and sharing your thoughts, Kirhonda. I know Jaime Jo is on deadline this week so I’m sure she’ll respond when she can. 😀

    • Deena Adams

      Hi, Lynsay. Her description really made me want to read the book too! I would never think to name wild animals in my yard. LOL. Thanks for watching and chiming in!

  • Susann Greenwood

    How interesting! I love the idea of trying to figure out the history of something found in an antique shop! I think I might follow her on that idea! And the possums, I’m not crazy about them either but I keep hearing all the good they do for us. We had them in GA and country living is full of critters for sure.

    I’d love to read her book! Excellent interview, thanks!

    • Deena Adams

      Hi, Susann! I also thought that was interesting. We’ve encountered our share of critters as well, but I’m not fond of them! LOL I’m really excited to read Jaime Jo’s new book. It sounds so great! Thanks so much for stopping by and doing the conversation. 🙂