TRADE THE DAY Featured Author: Ramsey Hootman

By - August 6, 2013

On August 23, starting at midnight, I will be hosting a special event called Trade the Day: Spotlight on Team Alaina. During this twenty-four hour blog-a-thon, proceeds from sales of my new book, The Trade, made on my publisher's website at will go to benefit Team Alaina for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This week, I began to feature our guest authors, and for the next 14 weekdays leading up to the big event, I will continue to introduce you to two of the day's scheduled special guests, some which will be guest blogging, some who will be hosting giveaways of autographed books and other goodies, and some who will be doing both!  Get to know this fantastic group of people right here, and come back on August 23 to join us for a day of 24 hours, 23 guest authors, and 1 goal...a cure.

Today, I'd like to introduce our next featured author:



Ramsey Hootman spent the first five years of her life on a sailboat. Had she been born immortal, she would have become a navy pilot, a doctor, a world traveler, a detective, an engineer, and a carpenter. 

Since her time on this mortal coil is limited, she satisfies her lust for experience by traveling and working odd jobs. She has, in no particular order, been an assistant to the blind, sold used and rare books, taught English in mainland China, studied in London, provided end-of-life care for an elderly couple, assembled fairy merchandise, made optical parts for satellites, and toured Italian villas as a travel writer. Her current gig, and by far the best, is raising her family in the San Francisco Bay Area while writing novels.


Samuel Cooke knows most women wouldn't give him a second glance even if he were the last man on earth. He's the cripple with crutches, the nerdy computer genius every female past puberty feels compelled to mother. So when he leaves his lucrative career to teach programming to high schoolers, romance definitely isn't on his radar. 

Perhaps that's why Greta Cassamajor catches him off guard. The sarcastic gym coach with zero sense of humor is no beauty - not even on the inside. But an inexplicably kind act toward Samuel makes him realize she is interesting

Samuel is certain she wont accept his invitation to dinner - so when she does, hes out of his depth. All he knows is that he'll do whatever it takes

  to keep her as long as he can. Pretending he's got his class under control? Easy. Being vulnerable enough to admit why he ditched his programming career for teaching? Um, no. That would require honesty. And if there's one thing Samuel can't exist without, it's the lies he tells himself. 

In this poignant, witty debut, Ramsey Hootman upends traditional romance tropes to weave a charming tale of perseverance, trust, and slightly conditional love.


Visit Ramsey's Website


Click Here to buy Courting Greta on Amazon now!

Be sure to come back August 23 for your chance to win an autographed copy of Courting Greta from Ramsey Hootman, which will be given away during the RISE AND SHINE WITH ROMANCE segment of TRADE THE DAY (between 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.)!


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