Past, Present, & Future with Jami Deise [Plus Giveaway!]

In the spirit of my debut novel, Fast Forward, I’m doing a series of interviews with authors about their past, present & future. Today, please welcome author of humorous women’s fiction, Jami Deise!


Jami and Mike baseball1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor. But I never had any aptitude for math and science.

2. What did you do before you became a writer?

My only non-writing jobs were before graduating college with a journalism degree. I worked at McDonald’s. I was an RA in my dorm at the University of Maryland. I babysat.

3. What is one of your most treasured memories from the past?

I won a poetry contest in the 5th grade. That was pretty cool.



KeepingScore_JamiDeise4. What’s your latest/upcoming release about and/or what are you currently working on?

Right now I’m plugging “Keeping Score,” which is humorous women’s fiction about a divorced mom, her 9-year-old son, and his first summer playing travel baseball.

5. What’s a typical day like for you? (If there is such a thing!)

Walk the dog, go the gym, spend the afternoon writing. Make dinner for my son. Spend the evening reading or watching TV. Most of my days are typical!

6. Name three things you are grateful for in your life right now:

That my son is living with my husband and me and is doing well. That we haven’t been affected by economic turbulence or Congressional shut-downs. That my parents are healthy.



Jami cover shot7. If you could fast forward in time to any age or year for just one day, what would you choose & why?

66. My son will be 40. I want to know how his life is going to turn out.

8. If you could have any new technology or invention in the future that would make your life a whole lot easier (or more fun), what would it be?

A robot to make dinner and do dishes.

9. What are your hopes & dreams for the future?

To be able to support myself as a writer or with a job in the publishing industry, and that my son is successful in a job that he loves.


Thanks for taking part, Jami!

>You can visit Jami online at her blog, facebook, and twitter pages, and you can buy her latest book Keeping Score here. It’s only 99c for a limited time!

>WIN! Jami is also giving away 2 ebook copies of Keeping score… to enter, simply leave a comment below! Winners will be drawn on 11th October and contacted via email and notified in the comments.


When her 9-year-old son wanted to play summer travel baseball, Shannon had no idea the toughest competition was off the field….

When her son Sam asks to try out for a travel baseball team, divorced mom Shannon Stevens thinks it’ll be a fun and active way to spend the summer. Boy, is she wrong! From the very first practice, Shannon and Sam get sucked into a mad world of rigged try-outs, professional coaches, and personal hitting instructors. But it’s the crazy, competitive parents who really make Shannon’s life miserable. Their sons are all the second coming of Babe Ruth, and Sam isn’t fit to fetch their foul balls. Even worse, Shannon’s best friend Jennifer catches the baseball fever. She schemes behind the scenes to get her son Matthew on the town’s best baseball team, the Saints. As for Sam? Sorry, there’s no room for him! Sam winds up on the worst team in town, and every week they find new and humiliating ways to lose to the Saints. 

And the action off the field is just as hot. Shannon finds herself falling for the Saints’ coach, Kevin. But how can she date a man who didn’t think her son was good enough for his team … especially when the whole baseball world is gossiping about them? Even Shannon’s ex-husband David gets pulled into the mess when a randy baseball mom goes after him. As Sam works to make friends, win games and become a better baseball player, Shannon struggles not to become one of those crazy baseball parents herself. In this world, it’s not about whether you win, lose, or how you play the game… it’s all about KEEPING SCORE.

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Posted on October 4, 2013, in Competitions, Interviews, Past Present & Future and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This sounds interesting

  2. Rosemary Huelsebusch

    Sounds great! Would love to win.

  3. juliana Sutanto

    What a complicated baseball world! Can’t imagine how all mommies want their son to be the main player and how crazy is falling in love with the coach. It’s gonna be an interesting story. I like the plot.

  4. It does sound like an interesting premise! Good luck in the draw and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Tara Chevrestt

    I really like your answer about wanting to be 66 and why. That’s very unselfish. tchevrestt@ yahoo dot com

  6. i think this will be a great story to read. to see how it all turns out and what happens on the journey.

  7. KEEPING SCORE does sound like a fun read.

  8. Sounds like a great read, and I agree with her about having a robot to make dinner and do the dishes!

  9. Great post. Thanks for the giveaway

  10. Thanks everyone for entering, the two winners are… bn100 & Bridget O! We will be in contact to arrange your prize 🙂
    Thanks again to Jami for being on the blog and offering this giveaway.

  11. What a great post! I hsve been sffected by the government shut down (I’m one of the furloughed workers), and my parents had to go into a nursing home last December. I like reading books with humor (that’s what I write, too) to escape from all the craziness.

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