My Favorite Things with Author Jamie Lee Scott

On my iPod: My taste in music is eclectic, so I have the soundtrack to Black Swan (I listen to this when I’m writing darker scenes), George Strait, Kid Rock, Rob Thomas, Wynton Marsalis, U2, Cold Play,  Lilly Allen, and Black Eyed Peas.

Currently Reading: Little Book of Sitcom by John Vorhaus (I’m writing a sitcom for the Nickelodeon Fellowship)

Color: Brown

City: Los Angeles (the greater area) because I have so many friends who live there, and there is so much diversity

Dream Vacation: A private beach, with my cottage just steps away from the sand, and all I can eat and drink

Activity: Working with my horses

Book: Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley

Book on Writing: I’ll just list two: On Writing by Stephen King, and Save the Cat by Blake Snyder.

Place to Read: When the weather is nice, the upstairs deck off my master bedroom. When it’s cold and windy, the rocking chair in my bedroom.

TV Show:  This is tough to narrow down, so Modern Family, New Girl, Whitney, Castle, Once Upon a Time, and Grimm.

Movie: The Air I Breathe, an incredible indie film

Song: “Good to be Me” by Uncle Kracker

Singer: Rob Thomas

Band: Band of Horses

Actor: Oliver Platt

Actress: Natalie Portman

Pet Peeve: People who are oblivious to those around them when talking on their cell phone in public. Seriously, 99% of those calls can wait until everyone standing in line doesn’t have to hear it.

Most Like To Meet: Screenwriter Bob DeRosa, who has been a mentor, but I’ve never met him. And my novel writing critique partner, Jennie Bentley.

Let Us Prey

Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries

By Jamie Lee Scott

Mimi Capurro has been hired to protect New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Silke, who was recently assaulted in the bathroom at a paranormal conference. Though Mimi is hired to act as bodyguard for Lauren’s upcoming book tour, plans change when Lauren’s assistant is murdered and the slaying is a replica of a scene from Lauren’s newest novel. A novel that hit bookstores the same day as the killing.

Now instead of playing bodyguard, Mimi is cracking computer code and chasing down vampires. These vampires come alive on the streets of Santa Cruz as part of a live role-playing game. Mimi must find the connection between the vampires and the author to track down the killer. This would be much easier if Detective Nick Christianson wanted her investigating the case.

Nick, Mimi’s old college fling, is the lead homicide investigator.

Though he wants her off the case, he also wants to pump her for information. Nick may have used her in the past, but this time she’ll use him to try to catch the murderer first.

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About the Author:

Jamie Lee Scott was born on the Central Coast of California, where she spent her entire childhood entertaining. She wrote plays and charged admission to her backyard stage so her friends and family could enjoy the performances. She wrote her first novel at the age of 10, for her 5th grade class project. The novel was called Cindy.

Busy with horses and school, Jamie rarely wrote through her teens and twenties. She was living a life most dreamed of (well, she dreamed of anyway), competing at barrel races, hanging out with cowboys, and traveling in rodeo circles with her friends. Money was tight, but life was good. Then Jamie met the man of her dreams. And low and behold he was not a cowboy, but a farm boy. They married and he swept her away to her little piece of heaven in Iowa.

Before she finished her first full length novel, Jamie was contracted to write the book, Hiking Iowa, for Falcon Publishing. In a year, she hiked 75 trails in the state of Iowa and mapped the trails, landmarks and  distances. And this was before GPS. It was tough work for the measly advance, but it was a writing credit. So now, Jamie writes the mystery series featuring the Gotcha Detective Agency.

Jamie has written three novels, Let Us Prey, the soon to be released Death of a Sales Rep, and Give a Dog a Bone. She is currently writing screenplays. She is co-founder of Scriptchat on Twitter and TWWriterChat at She is the former president of RWA’s screenwriting chapter, Script Scene. Jamie still lives in Iowa (though she visits California as often as possible) with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses.




13 thoughts on “My Favorite Things with Author Jamie Lee Scott

  1. My favs include chocolate and southern cooking with a tad less grease. I can prepare fried chicken to die for. I love southern writing and any good story. I’m not picky but I’ll read a Nora Roberts book when I should be working.

  2. I love Save the Cat by Blake Snyder! I’m also enjoying your book, Let us Prey–you’ve made the setting very compelling to me and I’m settling in with your characters so I’ll look forward to a series with them (hint, hint).

  3. I beg to differ Sally, there isn’t much more to life than eating and drinking, oh wait, you may be right, but those are my two favorites.
    In the winter we have just skeletons too, but they are brown and powdered in white. I do love curling up with a good book in the winter, and warming in the sun with a good book when the weather allows.
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy Let Us Prey.

  4. Donna, Thanks for stopping by. The Hiking Iowa book that I wrote is out of print. There is a newer version, but Falcon Publishing was bought by another company. I miss the mountains, because Iowa only barely has hills.

  5. Jamie – My favorite things are chocolate and Coke.

    Oh, well, yes, I suppose there is more to life than eating and drinking.

    All time favorite movie is Harvey with Jimmy Stewart. Hard to choose a favorite book. There are so many good ones! So many books, so litte time!

    My favorite place to read and write is my sunroom. It’s on the second floor, and in the summer I’m surrounded on three sides by lush green trees. Like being in a tree house. In the winter, alas, I’m surrounded by brown tree skeletons. But I still love it even as I sit at my computer, huddled close to my space heater.

    Your book sounds intriguing. I am going straight over to buy it and read it!

  6. One of my favorite things to do is go hiking in the mountains. I live in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, and there’s lots of beautiful trails. I’ll have to check out your books — both the hiking one and your novel.


  7. Meredith, thanks so much for having me as your guest today. I appreciate it. I do need to make one change on my favorite things, by FAR, my favorite show in TV is JUSTIFIED. I’m not sure how this was left off of my favorite things. And along with Jane Smiley, I adore Elmore Leonard. I hope others will let me know some of their favorite things.

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