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About the Author

Author Info

Her first two books were finalists for GCLS Goldie awards. She's a music journalist, writing for a plethora of publications and websites, and a performing musician with twelve albums. A winner of dozens of music awards, she has yet to win a Grammy or a Juno although she can play the ukulele behind her head while hula hooping. Jamie did her first tour in 1987 because she needed to earn money to get to a music festival. Thousands of gigs later she's still collecting tiny motel soaps. She lives with two cats and her long-suffering wife in Ottawa, Canada, when she isn't busy escaping the cold in Tucson, Arizona.


Drive All Day received a finalist award from Readers' Choice Awards! Five stars. Here's what they said:

Jamie Anderson, author, singer-songwriter, and Youtuber, writes about her life on the road as a working musician, travelling to gigs across the country. It’s been several years since Jamie wrote her first memoir, ‘Drive all Night’, and now a little older, no longer has the energy or desire to drive for eight hours during the night. But, her passion for music remains, and she seizes new opportunities to make a living through music with new audiences. Jamie discusses her early childhood, how she was born to perform, and how she later built a successful career as a recording artist, guitar teacher and social media influencer. She shares her real-life experiences as a touring musician, the highs of performing, and the lows of shady producers and greasy spoon cafes. She also shares her love of teaching, and some of the many wonderful and colourful students she has taught over many years.

Drive All Day (Because I'm Too Old to Drive All Night) by Jamie Anderson is an intimate, ‘warts and all’ memoir about the reality of life on the road as a touring musician. Jamie is an inspirational woman and a talented artist, and has a wonderful gift for storytelling. Her stories are funny, entertaining, and occasionally outrageous! This is a well written and entertaining memoir, and a fascinating insight into the not so glamorous life as a musician. The book will appeal to Jamie’s many fans, and anyone interested in the real life of a jobbing 

Star rating: 5 Stars
Summary: A funny, intimate, ‘warts and all’ memoir about the reality of life on the road as a touring musician

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