Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Spotlight on Author Jamie Baywood

Meet Author Jamie Baywood

Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive 
decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first 
book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever 
after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.

 Getting Rooted in New Zealand

Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively 
moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country's population has 
100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself,
her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick 
situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and 
a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveller before Jamie learns what it really means 
to get rooted.

The book is available on Amazon and The Book Depository 
  • ISBN-10: 1482601907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482601909

You can find Jamie here: Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Goodreads

I have not personally read this book yet but from the reviews I have seen and the synopsis, it is one for my wishlist.

Highlighting some of the reviews for this book:

"I've got this book and finished read it all so quickly, because I couldn't stop reading it. it's just so 
hilarious!! I can't wait to read her next book. I highly recommend to read this book for everybody. I absolutely loved it!!" (5 out of 5 stars) S Halls (Amazon Customer Reviews) 

“This book is perfect for travel-reading! It's light, in small sections (as a diary), totally hilarious and also quite amazing. So many crazy experiences Jamie Baywood had in one year, some wonderful and some truly horrific, all taken together adds up to fruitful reading indeed. This book is like a rough diamond - I look forward to reading future novels as Jamie becomes more and more polished through life's experiences” (5 out of 5 stars) Anna H(Amazon Customer Reviews)

“Honest Humour... A great read! Honestly and effortlessly humorous. I giggled lots and really felt 
for Jamie at her times of struggle. Thank You for sharing so openly your experiences, obstacles and breakthroughs” (5 out of 5 stars.) Sparkles (Amazon Customer Reviews)

“Really enjoyed this book, I have to say. It was funny, quirky, even weird in places, but always 
entertaining. Having lived in New Zealand myself, I can definitely relate to some of Jamie's 
experiences as a foreigner. Love NZ and love this book - highly recommended!” (5 out of 5 stars.)
 Polak (Amazon Customer Reviews)

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