Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Get "Hooked" By Jim Baugh

Hi Everyone,
Welcome my guest today author Jim Baugh. He is here today promoting his super funny book "Hooked" I read this one a few months back. It will have you rolling on the floor laughing. I don't want to give too much away but let me just ask you this: Have you ever went to the wrong funeral? LOL If you don't read any other book this summer you should give this one a try. We all need a good laugh from time to time.

Amazon Best Seller!!!
Available at Amazon

“HOOKED” is based on the true-life story of Virginia outdoor television producer Jim Baugh. Jim Baugh Outdoors TV is one of Americas most diverse and entertaining outdoor programs and has been in syndication since 1989.

“HOOKED” is a hilarious look behind the scene stories of filming a southern outdoor TV show. From the Chesapeake Bay to Key West these on location excursions will make your sides hurt with laughter. A cast of sea faring characters full of color and humor. From the docks in Gloucester Virginia to the Atlantic Ocean and a boat load of jolly swashbuckling Pirates. The stories and characters in “HOOKED” are timeless and span a period of over forty years.

In contrast, “HOOKED” also explores the solemn drama of dealing with divorce, death, and mental illness.

The story also delves into the totally crazy insane world of mid-life on-line computer dating. This is a hilarious look at dating in the computer world after 25 years of solid marriage. These “Dating” stories are contemporary, racy, scary, cheerful, timeless, and based on true events. Anyone who is old enough to date will soon relate to “HOOKED” as the comical reference for dating in the new millennium.

This adult romantic comedy story also relates to the power and testament of faith.

50 Years of an exciting action packed extremely charismatic colorfull life and career, packed into 28 chapters . It is a fast ride for sure.

Bio: Jim Baugh has been producing National and Regional television shows for 25 years. Programs include: Jim Baugh Outdoors TV (220 episodes), Ski East, Classic Fishing. Fishing Virginia and, RV Times.

Jim Baugh has written over 300 columns for numerous magazines during the last 20 years including: Motor boating Magazine, Fishing Smart, The Chesapeake Angler, The Sportsman Magazine and Travel Virginia Magazine.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I’ve learned to love to write.  I’m also very, very glad that I can do so with my eyes closed.  Because, if I leave them open, all sorts of things make me drift away from the page….

Oh!  Look!  It’s sunny out!

What was I saying?  Oh, yeah.  I have to write with my eyes closed.  One reason I do this is because I’m extremely critical of my own writing.  If I watched the words appear on the page, I’d stop and spend 45 minutes trying to decide if I have the right adjective in there.  If I keep them closed, my fingers seem to find the perfect way to describe the movie in my head.  It works for me, and I’m not going to change any time soon.

Then, there’s the cat.

My cat is 14 years old, going on 15.  Though you’d never know it if you saw her.  She doesn’t even weigh 5lbs.  Athena is very wise, but at this age she’s also very set in her ways.  And she insists on spending x amount of time sleeping on me every day.  Usually while I’m on my computer trying to write.  She and I have worked out something where she can sleep on me (draped across my shoulder and chest) and my hands are still free to type.  It usually works.  But I also have to check over sections to make sure there’s not a random sing-along of “Soft Kitty” that’s been inserted into the dialogue.

My family’s pretty understanding.  If the music’s blaring and my office doors are shut, they let me be unless it’s an emergency.  Though I do have to define emergency to my youngest every now and then.  It’s if someone’s bleeding or on fire, not if they want to know if they can have a snack. 

Hmmm…I haven’t had my coffee yet.

The last few months have been incredible for me.  I went from no contract to signed, ebook, and paperback faster than I’d ever dreamed.  And I got to meet Lizzy, who’s amazing in her own right. 

Wow…the sun is still out.  For Seattle Suburbia at this time of year, that’s worth celebrating.

Good thing the hubby plans to mow the lawn today.  I’ve got a sequel to work on.

For those interested, I’ll put all the fun stuff about how to find me or my book!  I like talking, if you haven’t noticed.

KateMarie Collins

Twitter:  @DaughterHauk