In this crazy world of show business, we have to ask ourselves, “Why do it?” If you don’t know your ‘why’ then it will be very hard to stay in the game. If you don’t know ‘why you do it’ it will be impossible to find satisfaction and joy when you actually do achieve your goals. In this episode, I look into the importance of finding a reason that is not related to the goal but rather to the journey.
Confidence is a mindset. It is not a result of our efforts. Too many of us make the opinions of others the root for our confidence. What happens when those opinions falter? The whole confidence tree falls to the ground. In this episode, I break down some ways to think differently about confidence and some places to find some that lasts, regardless of the whims of others. Please follow, like, and share to inspire others!
I’m excited to announce that Sum of Your Luv, a short film co-written with Ausbon Brown, III, has been hitting the film festival circuit and stirring up a several awards. I’m an official “Award-Winning Screenwriter!”
Sum of Your Luv was named BEST COMEDY in the AMSTERDAM SHORT FILM FESTIVA.
So far, it has been named an official selection of the GOLDEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ITALY and the NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK film festivals. Sum of Your Luv also was awarded a winner at the AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL and an HONORABLE MENTION at the LONDON-WORLDWIDE COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
SYNOPSIS: A distraught woman visits a quirky therapist after she discovers her boyfriend is cheating. She’s given an experimental drug which accidentally causes her to be able to see more than she wants about everyone’s sexual history.
Learn all about the filmmakers HERE and Congratulations to everyone involved!
Age is a number, right? Sometimes, it doesn’t feel that way. When will I get my break?? We ask that question after toiling with our art for years, then decades, until the question becomes WILL I EVER get my break? I’m here to share that the wait is part of the journey as I explore creatives who made their “Big Break” in middle age. Check it out!
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Being a creative can be frustrating, heartbreaking and strangely rewarding at the same time. We all have a unique voice and perspective of the world. It may be the only voice someone else can connect with. Be inspired to share your art because you never know who NEEDS to hear it or what impact you may have on their LIFE!
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In one week, Jaimie Engle will be speaking at the One Senior Place on Monday, October 18th from 10am-12pm.
She will be discussing her novel, “Write a Book that Doesn’t Suck” as well as her first experiences while writing.
Make sure to RSVP for the event at (321) 751-6771. See you there!
I’m happy to announce that I am now a board member of the Space Coast Writers Guild!
The Space Coast Writers Guild was created in 1982 and is based in Brevard County, Florida. They meet monthly to offer a variety of programs and presentations aimed towards writers. Meetings also offer members the opportunity to network with other writers. Aside from monthly meetings, SCWG provides critique groups, workshops, contests, and conferences focused on improving your writing abilities.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help the guild grow through aligned goals and desires to work with local writers, assist in their publishing goals, and help bring in speakers of the highest caliber and experience to work with members. Writing can be a solo experience and it’s necessary to have a group in which to share your fears, goals, and achievements. I hope my journey can assist other writers to be inspired to keep writing, learning, and sharing their stories with the world!
Learn more about the SCWG: https://scwg.org/
Join the Guild: https://manage.campaignzee.com/mIZeQ2wOxU
Jaimie Engle will be speaking about her transition from writing books to feature films at the September Melbourne Film Club meeting. The meeting will take place at The Oaks Theater, 1800 W Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901. It will be September 7th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Looking to turn your novel into a screenplay? On August 8th 2021, Jaimie Engle will be at the Hilton Melbourne discussing how to take your book and create the screenplay. Event will be 8:30am to 9:30am.
Learn to write characters that bring out the hero’s strengths, expose their weaknesses, and give them goals of their own! Author Jaimie Engle teaches writing using “The Wizard of Oz” as a base. For ages 10 to 14.
Jaimie Engle will be virtually speaking at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. The Brain, The Brawn, The Heart, and The Hero: Writing with Jaimie Engle will be on Tuesday, July 20th at 2:00pm.
Register for this event through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org and attend for a chance to win a free book!
Jaimie Engle will be a guest on a future episode of the Just Us Nerds Podcast! The episode will focus on a dramatic selection from The Twilight Zone. You can find the podcast on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/justusnerdspodcast as well as on their Facebook page, “Just Us Nerds Podcast.” Keep your eyes peeled for the episode to be available soon!
March 27, 2021 at 11 AM
Writers and readers come together online for a day of free literary growth at the third annual “Tell Your Story. It’s Your Write!” from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, March 27th presented by the North Regional/Broward College Library.The expo offers literary enrichment, industry insight and motivation for writers from successfully published, award-winning authors via author-led workshops and panel discussions. Participants include New York Times bestselling authors Craig Pittman and Diane A.S. Stuckart and award-winning authors Jaimie Engle, Elisa Albo and Cheryl Hollon.
Jaimie Engle will be hosting at 11am on Writing Teen Fiction: How to write and promote work for this audience.
I am so excited to announce my 12th publication, PETS OF ELSEWHERE: Ghost Dog.
This is the first in a haunting new series that takes readers around the globe to solve the mysteries of deceased pets who still have a story to tell.
Book One: Ghost Dog – Haunted by four-legged ghosts in St. Augustine, a 12-year-old must help vengeful shadow-pets find rest or watch them pick off his family one-by-one.
Other books in the series to come:
- BLACK DOG: A haunting in Castle Craig in Connecticut.
- GHOST HOUND: An American folk lore of the faithful bue tick hound.
- GHOST CAT: In Ireland, a large, demonic black cat is rumored to roam the property of Killakee House.
- GHOST OWL: A colony of White American Owls haunt the 15th-century Arundel Castle in England.
- GHOST HORSE: In the Chicago suburbs, there are haunted stables and riding trails in the woods.
- GHOST APE: In a large estate in Dorset, near Dorchester, England, haunts the ghost of Martyn, a pet ape.
- GHOST ZOO: The haunted Old Los Angeles Zoo.
- BLACK CAT: The Ancient Ram Inn’s bedrooms in the UK resides a supposed ghost cat.
- GHOST BEAST: In the Dublin Hellfire Club, a large cat-like, black, demonic beast still prowls the area.
- PET CEMETERY: In San Francisco, former pets still hang around the Presidio Pet Cemetery.
Get lost in the mystery of GHOST DOG, book one in the exciting new series by Jaimie Engle, PETS OF ELSEWHERE.
Enter to win 1 of 3 signed paperbacks on Goodreads!
Haunted by four-legged ghosts in St. Augustine, a 12-year-old must help vengeful shadow-pets find rest or watch them pick off his family one-by-one.
Colten never wanted to leave Satellite Beach. His dad, a now retired Air Force Captain and his mom, a homemaker, couldn’t wait to open a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, in a gorgeous Victorian that once belonged to a world-renowned veterinarian. Only, Colten sees things, hears things, and his sister almost dies—twice. Animal ghosts are reaching out from the other side with hints that the doctor may have been hiding things behind the Victorian’s closed doors, leaving Colten with two choices: help them or watch his whole family die.
PETS OF ELSEWHERE is a haunting middle grade thriller that blends elements of Pet Sematary with The House on Haunted Hill for kids who have outgrown Goosebumps and become die-hard fans of Supernatural.
Order your signed copy HERE.
The Florida Literacy Association is excited to provide our “members only” virtual professional development series. We’re looking forward to a great session with Jaimie Engle on February 16th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. We hope you’ll join us!
FLA Winter After Dark2021
Virtual Professional Development Series
Tuesdays – 6:30-7:30pm Eastern Time
Free for FLA Members!
I will be speaking at the 2021 FLA Convention On 2-16-2021 From 6:30pm to 7:30pm. on Finding YOUR Voice, based on my Florida Sunshine State nominated book “Metal Mouth”
Sometimes, it’s hard for a young author to discover their writer voice. Other times, they struggle just trying to find their voice at all. In this concurrent session, author Jaimie Engle shares how to build voice as an author, through character, and as a person, based off her Kirkus Editor’s Choice awarded novel & Florida Sunshine State Book List Nominee Metal Mouth (2020).
The conference is free to FLA Members, you can join FLA at: http://flareads.org/membership/.
Trinity Prep Author Festival 2021!
Trinity Preparatory School’s sixth annual Author Festival is on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, and this year it is VIRTUAL!The event is FREE and open to the public. I am so proud to be among the 44 YA, Middle Grade, and Picture Book authors scheduled to attend, among seven NY Times bestsellers. Event planners, Reba Gordon, Director of the Rich Library, and English 8 & YA Lit Teacher, Georgia Parker, have live Keynote speakers and multiple pre-recorded author panels planned for even greater flexibility for readers.
To support the continuation of the Author Fest and the authors who have volunteered their time to be here, we encourage all attendees to purchase books from our independent bookseller, Kizzy’s Books & More. See the full catalog! You can also order signed books DIRECTLY FROM THE AUTHOR.
I will be speaking on several topics:
Middle Grade Mystery at 10am- 10:45am
World Building at 11am-11:45am
and Magical Fairy Tales at 1pm – 1:45pm
I will be a vendor at the Kris Kringle Market December 19th and 20th at the Melbourne Auditorium: 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901-3234, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All my books, including the Amazon #1 New Release “Clifton Chase on Castle Rock”, are available in pre-packaged sets, discounted for the holidays. Grab a book and a pin or button, too! Plus I’ve already packed your bags and prepared your passport for an imagination getaway… (You’ll have to show up to ask!)
Stop by and pick up some JME Books, mention this post, and grab your FREE gift. Books make the perfect Christmas gifts for the whole family! Over 100 vendors inside and out, free admission & free parking, free train ride, Ice sisters pictures in carriage, make and take ornaments, and 400 free totes giveaway!
RSVP to secure your FREE gift!