Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild
Why I Started Writing:
I believe in women and their dreams. I started writing to encourage all women to follow their hearts and take that plunge. I write stories for women about women, with a touch of whimsy and maybe a little fantasy. I am a cast member of Grand Hotel Murder Mystery Troupe and a script writer.
My cozy fiction features women who want to make the leap and own their own business or start over. My cozy mysteries are escapes to the countryside and Nantucket. I believe we all want a life that is just a little bit prettier and maybe a little bit magical. My cookery books and gift books are escapes. As an Aga Cooker dealer, I detail the ease of owning a British iconic oven. My love of all things British and my fondest for Nantucket and Mackinac Island make all my stories the perfect escape.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
There are so many, but I do enjoy Dorothy Cannell, writer of cozy mysteries.
Books I Have Written:
Estate of Mind is my debut novel.
What I'm Working On Now:
I am currently working on a Cookery for the English Aga Cooker. Although there are many Aga cookbooks out there, they are geared toward Brits. I am an American obsessed with Aga, the Royal Family and all things British. This cookery takes classic American dishes and tastes and shows how to adapt them to the Aga Cooker. It also includes many aspects of the United Kingdom that fascinate and charm Americans, including my letters from the Royal Family.
I am also working on a Murder Mystery script set in the 1940s. My love of that period and 1940s' fashion make this project all the more exciting.