My name is Jamie Sterling. I live in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley and, while I’m not from here, I’ve grown to appreciate all that this area has to offer. I work in Manhattan and, yes, the commute is a killer, but being on the train gives me a lot of time to write, so I consider it a decent trade-off. I've published two books - Captured Hunter and Binding Contracts - and have another on the way.
I’ve been writing since 4th grade. I remember being announced as a school-wide essay winner and, even though I can’t remember the topic, I do recall how much I enjoyed the process of crafting a story. That was the first time I thought I might want to write in some way as a career.
I like to think my books entertain the reader. If I'm very lucky, they might learn a small life-lesson along the way - my books are about mostly average people who start out in fairly average circumstances, but then end up in an important crossroad of their life. I think that happens to a lot of us. We just have to hope we make the right decisions.
Part of my interest in writing about BDSM in my first two books is because, even with the acceptance of the lifestyle, there is still a lot of stigma and misinformation about the topic. I did my best to write these books with a recognition of the normalcy of the people that enjoy such things, and also to keep it based in reality. Sometimes, in romance, I think that gets lost a little.