Featured Interview With Jaime Vendera
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
My name is Jaime Vendera, Ohio born and raised, though I travel a lot, because I have this fun little hobby where I shatter glass with my voice:) I’ve performed this feat all over the world, and here in the US on shows like MythBusters and Dr. oz. When I am not smashing glasses, I teach voice and sing…but my favorite pastime is writing. I’ve written over 50 books both fiction and non-fiction. Happily married with a song and grandson. HUGE animal lover, so much that our dogs were like our children. Sadly, our two dachshunds and two chihuahuas have all passed away over the last three years from old age:(
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My 6th grade English teacher had us keep journals all year long. I hated it…until I realized that it was a window into another world for me. I began to write stories about werewolves and unicorns and super heroes….I’ve been writing every since:) Ironically, (starting as a fiction writer) my first book was a non-fiction book about vocal training, called, “Raise Your Voice.”
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
WOW, toooooo many to mention. I LOVE fantasy fiction and my favorite authors in that genre are Terry Brooks and Cinda Williams Chima. For non-fiction it is Joe Vitale, hands down.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is a non-fiction book called, “Mind Over Music” which is a book about overcoming procrastination so that the musician within can get into the studio and onto the stage. I write it in three days…Raise Your Voice took me four years! This book was actually a challenge given to me by author, Joe Vitale. He was shocked when I completed his challenge because most people he has challenged never made it to the finish line.
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