Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.
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My truth is better than fiction. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is guaranteed to make you laugh.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be yourself and find a good editor.
Jamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.
I started writing when I was living in New Zealand because I had funny experiences that I had trouble believing were true. I wrote the stories down to stay sane. I shared the stories I wrote with friends that thought they were funny. It took me a few years to work up the nerve to publish in the hopes of making others laugh too.