Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Bloo Moose Series by Jemi Fraser

I’m delighted to welcome friend, fellow blogger and author Jemi Fraser to Thoughts in Progress today to talk about her new series, Bloo Moose, and the release of the first three books in that series.

These books are captivating, and you can’t help but smile while you’re reading them. Here’s a little synopsis of each before Jemi tells how the series came about.

Welcome to Bloo Moose, Vermont where love is worth the risk! Small-town contemporary romance with an element of suspense. Each book is a stand-alone read.

Reaching For Normal
She’s no damsel in distress. He’s no Prince Charming. But if they don’t team up it won’t be only wolves that’ll be dying.

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Reaching For Risks
One Reno List for the B&B. One Risk List for herself. One sexy retailer who should be the last one she wants.

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Reaching For Everything
Love means nothing in tennis. Can he prove to her that love means everything in life?

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Please join me in giving Jemi a warm welcome to Thoughts. Welcome, Jemi. Please tell us what inspired you to write this series?

Thanks so much for having me on the blog today, Mason!

This series has been in my head and heart for years. The town of Bloo Moose developed around two core families - the LaChance family who run the main fishing/camping lodge and the Fortini family who run the best restaurant in town.

The inspiration for the town came from the small towns surrounding my small city in Northern Ontario. While Bloo Moose is in Vermont, the climate and wildlife are pretty similar. I love small-town romance and love series where each book shares a setting, but the characters change with each book.

What was your writing process like and how did the pandemic effect that?

I tend to write in short bursts throughout the day. Life is always busy, busy, busy so I’ve learned to dive in whenever I’ve got the chance. Characters walk around in my head for a few weeks (or years) before they’re ready to jump onto the page.

The pandemic has changed a lot. Our community has been vigilant about physical distancing and taking care of our vulnerable people (yay!) so we’ve been mostly at home. I’ve been providing childcare which explains part of the busy, busy, busy - but it also explains the reason the pandemic hasn’t been able to topple my mental health! Kids are so often the very best of us and my life is always filled with fun!

Jemi, thanks for joining us today and sharing this insight into your wonderful series. I have to say the settings in your books adds another element that draws you in quickly.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jemi, here’s some background on her.

Author Jemi Fraser
Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

For more on Jemi and her writing, you can connect with her on the following sites:

Thanks everyone for stopping by today during Jemi’s visit. I hope you’ll stop by later this week for my review of these delightful stories. Do you enjoy storylines with a small-town feel where you get to know more townspeople as the series continues?


  1. HUGE congratulations to Jemi - and thank you for featuring her here.

  2. Congratulations, Jemi! Glad the kids have kept you amused rather than driving you to drink.

  3. Great interview, for which thanks, both! I always enjoy learning about how different authors go about doing what they do. Congratulations, Jemi, and I wish you much success.

  4. If you're providing childcare, I'm amazed you had time to write.

    1. It does make for busy days - but definitely fun!

  5. Thanks for sharing your inspiration for the setting of your story, Jemi. That's great that you catch time to write when you can. Congrats on your new book!

    1. Thanks, Natalie! Those little minutes do add up in the long run - and keep me focused on the story!

  6. Thanks again, Mason for hosting Bloo Moose on release day!!

  7. Love the sound of "Small-town contemporary romance with an element of suspense." Best Wishes for all releases!!!

    1. Thanks, Virginia! The books have been fun to write - and I hope they're fun to read!

  8. So excited for you, Jemi!

    I like to write in short bursts, too. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I remember reading a post of yours a few years back about it - made me feel like I could do it!


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