Today Jamie McAdams from Murder at Sea Captain’s Inn, is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about The Open Door Bookshop and the island of Devil’s Cove.
Welcome, Jamie. I’ll turn the floor over to you –
Hey y’all. My name is Jamie McAdams. I’m the co-owner (with my Grandad, Cyrus McAdams) of The Open Door Bookshop in Devil’s Cove, North Carolina.
I have two daughters. They are my life. They’re named after literary characters (Heidi and Mathilda). I’m divorced—probably the best thing that could have happened, even if it means my girls come from a broken household.
I didn’t intend to be, but I have become one of the most important men in Pippin Lane Hawthorne’s life. Another is her twin brother, Grey. I don’t know her well, but she loves my daughters, and they love her. I’ve also been helping her with a few historical mysteries that have arisen in her complicated life..
History is my thing. I’ve got a doctorate in Medieval Irish Literature, plus a few other degrees. I guess you could say that education is also my thing.
When I first met Pippin, I was instantly intrigued. She didn’t read, yet came into The Open Door and picked up The Odyssey. Since then, Heidi has made it her mission to get Pippin reading. They are in a little book club of two. I didn’t know about Pippin’s bibliomancy then. Now I do, and her connection to books makes more sense. I admit, I’m fascinated by the divinity.
Come visit The Open Door on the island of Devil’s Cove. I’ll introduce you to a few good books.
Thank you for giving readers an insight into The Open Door Bookshop and the island of Devil’s Cove, Jamie, and good luck to you and your author, Melissa Bourbon, with Murder at Sea Captain’s Inn, the latest book in the Book Magic mystery series.
The novel is available online at Amazon
About Melissa Bourbon: Melissa is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-five mystery books, including the Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.