Tuesday, November 22, 2011

HOLIDAY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, WC JAMESON

HOLIDAY INTERVIEW WITH WC JAMESON

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Tell us about Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations.

The truth is, I resisted writing this book for years for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that anonymity is a significant advantage to the professional treasure hunter. Why? Most of what we do is illegal.

Most of my adult life has been spent as a professional treasure hunter in this country and in Mexico. I have had some great finds, a lot of disappointments, but always an adventure. Several of the most interesting and dangerous accounts are included in this book.

My wife spent years encouraging me to write down a few of these adventures and recoveries, believing people would be fascinated by them. Since most of my partners are dead and I have only a few ongoing projects in the works, I decided I could pull this off. I have been surprised with how well the book is doing, and there have already been calls for a sequel.

What is your favorite thing about the holiday season and what does Christmas mean to you?

Christmas is traditionally a time for family gatherings. Since our families are scattered across the country and have busy lives of their own, it is seldom possible to gather anymore. Last year my wife and I went camping, enjoyed every minute of it, and intend to look into doing more of that.

I look at the season as a time to slow down and evaluate the year and life in general, and make plans for the coming year.

What is your favorite holiday memory?

I have several. One is Christmas with my mother when I was a child. I was raised by a single mom and we didn’t have any money, but she always made Christmas special. When I had children of my own, I was determined to make Christmas as special for them as it was to me when I was a kid.

Do you still have any of the toys you got when you were a kid?

No. I passed them along to my own children or to other kids who didn’t have anything.

How do you celebrate the holidays?

The older I get, the more I appreciate the opportunity to slow down and relax. Holidays encourage that sort of thing.

Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

Of course.

A lot of people get that warm, fuzzy feeling this time of year. Are you one of those people.

Kind of. I cherish the thoughts and memories of Christmases when I was a kid as well as the Christmases I enjoyed with my own children.

Have you ever gone caroling?

Yes, I have. Music and singing are an important element of the Christmas holidays. I don’t seem to have the opportunities to do much of that in recent years.

If you had a choice of the perfect weather for Christmas would it be cold and snowy or warm and sunny?

Warm and sunny. I grew up in West Texas where it is warm and sunny all the time. I prefer that to cold and snowy.

Give us your links! Tell us where to find your books and more information about you.

Author Website: www.wcjameson.com

Author Blog: http://wcjameson.com/news

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/WC-Jameson-AuthorSongwriter/182905902741

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/3pu3qqu

B&N: http://tinyurl.com/42fas9b

More buy links: http://wcjameson.com/lost-mines-and-buried-treasures-series

Publisher’s website: www.sevenoakspublishingco.com



"TREASURE HUNTER" SYNOPSIS:

Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses & Deadly Confrontations

The only memoir of prolific author WC Jameson

“What WC Jameson has done in real life makes National Treasure pale in comparison. It is the stuff that dreams--and nightmares and sometimes fortunes--are made of. WC's objective may be gold or silver, but what he's really after is adventure. This book is destined to become a classic not only among treasure hunters, but for anyone who is determined to live life to the fullest. When I grow up, I want to be just like WC Jameson."

-Max McCoy, bestselling author of Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx

SYNOPSIS

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"There are not many left, we dreamers and wanderers...We are a breed of men addicted to danger, adventure, and the quest." Thus begins WC Jameson's account of one intrepid man's efforts to find the lost treasures of North America and beyond. Jameson and his partners piece together centuries-old histories through documents, maps, and stories passed down from one generation to the next, facing life-threatening danger time and again. These riveting stories, told with humor and candor, are a portal to another time, and are a testament to the spirited independence of risk-takers, a few of whom still exist in what we think of as the modern age.



AUTHOR BIO

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W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of 70 books, 1500 articles and essays, 300 songs, and dozens of poems. He is the best selling treasure author in the United States and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter had led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show and the Travel Channel. He served as an advisor for the film, National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage and appears in an interview on the DVD. Jameson has written the sound tracks for two PBS documentaries and one feature film. His music has been heard on NPR and he wrote and performed in the musical, “Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?” Jameson has acted in five films and has been interviewed on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, and Nightline. When not working on a book, he tours the country as a speaker, conducting writing workshops and performing his music at folk festivals, concerts, roadhouses, and on television. He lives in Llano, Texas.


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