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January 22, 2013

What Are Your 18 Things?

As you may recall one of my friends and third grade teammate is having her first book released on January 24th! I can't wait to get on Amazon this week and order my copies. Words cannot even begin to express how thrilled I am for her. She has worked very hard to accomplish this task and it is inspiring to see her dreams become a reality. Below is a blurb of her amazing book 18 Things and a bio about Jamie. I will be posting some exciting information regarding a school tour that Jamie will be doing and some other fun news regarding a fellow teacher! 

Book Blurb
Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name (after her grandmothers of course) and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible. When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled 18 Things. Eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

All she has to do is fire-walk, try out for the cheerleading squad, break a world record, and err . . . go on her first date. Good thing Nate, a new hottie in town, enters her life with perfect timing. He brings the fun factor to her list and helps her discover the beauty and strength inside herself, then complicates things by falling in love with her.

But there's more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken.

There’s only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won’t just affect her future, but all eternity.

Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches very young adults as a public school teacher by day. When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this. She lives in southwest Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She spent her youthful summers in Grand Haven, Michigan and this setting provided the inspiration for her debut novel, 18 Things. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she's thankfully not named after either one of them. She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with fantastic people like you. Visit her website at

5 comments: said...

Thanks for hosting me:-) It's so nice to go to work with fantastic people like you every day who support and encourage me~hugs!

Laura Wagner Jordan said...

You are amazing! I am so lucky to be able to call you a friend.

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Mrs. Cockrell said...

Just bought my Kindle copy! Congrats to your teammate--so amazing!


Teach On.

Laura Wagner Jordan said...


On behalf of Jamie, I thank you! I hope that you enjoy it. I am anxiously waiting for my paperback copy to arrive.