Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Interview with Jodie Wolfe and giveaway!!!

Today I'm welcoming Jodie Wolfe to my blog. Jodie is generously offering a copy of her book HEARTS TIGHTLY KNIT to one commenter. To enter, leave a comment and include contact information.  USA only, please. 

 Good to have you here, Jodie. Have you always liked to write?
Writing has been a part of me ever since I was very young. I first started writing poetry and then branched to little stories that I illustrated myself. Not very well I might add. J In my early teen years I wrote my first novel.

Me too. Writing is my dream job. What inspired you to write your first book?
I'll try and remember since that was quite a number of years ago. J I read a lot of Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew mysteries. I guess I just decided that I could write a mystery for teens too, so I started writing.

I used to read Trixie Beldon's books, too. How did you decide upon the title of Hearts Tightly Knit?
I was toying with a few different titles and queried my critique group - Quid Pro Quills. They helped me to come up with the title.

I love the title. Are any experiences in Hearts Tightly Knit  based on personal experiences? Did you draw upon any stories or movies for inspiration for the novel?
While I didn't rely on personal experiences for my novella, I did have twin sisters who read the story and let me know whether or not I was getting the 'twin thing' right. J

What book are you reading now?
I'm reading The Preacher's Lady by Lori Copeland.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I had the pleasure of reading Kathleen Rouser's new book, Rumors and Promises. Her story drew me in, and I didn't want to put it down.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?
I'm working on the sequel, Love in the Seams. This will tell the tale of Mae and how she finds love when she least expects it. It will be out in November.

Jodie Wolfe got bitten by the writing bug as a young girl after reading and watching Little House on the Prairie. She loves writing stories about feisty heroines and strong, godly heroes. The power of story to influence lives and change hearts is what motivates her to weave tales that tell of the Savior’s faithfulness and forgiveness. Her books provide history, hope, laughter and happily-ever-after. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, walking and being a Grammie.

Back Cover Blurb:

Orphaned at age ten, Ellie Stafford and her twin sister Mae made a vow—to stick together and never marry. Now in their mid twenties, they are bucking convention in Calder Springs, Texas, as women with respectable occupations who can take care of themselves. Ellie works at the Good Fixin's Diner and spends her evenings knitting garments for The Children's Aid Society. When a handsome local rancher shows up searching for a cook, she's hardly tempted, despite his good looks.

Luke Rogers owns a spread just outside of Calder Springs. It was running as smooth as cattle going through a chute until his cook up and marries and high-tails it back east. With no cook and a bunkhouse full of ranch hands ready to revolt, he persuades Ellie to temporarily fill in until he can hire someone else. He should have known better than to get tangled up with another woman.

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Jodie Wolfe said...

Thanks for having me on your wonderful blog, Laura.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great book. I love the old fashion look on the cover. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Elaine Faber said...

Sounds like you've created a life quite full with children and schooling and writing. It's great that you can complete the picture with writing, always my first love as well.
Your story sounds intriguing. But that bunkhouse crew got an eyeful with their dinner when she walked it with the mashed potatoes! whoo hoo!

Debbie Clatterbuck said...

What a great interview. I like that you are reading The Preacher's Lady by Lori Copeland. It is on my TBR list. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

Jodie Wolfe said...

Hi Debbie, I really enjoyed Lori Copeland's new book. I think you will too. :)

Jodie Wolfe said...

Hi Elaine. The house is quiet now with my boys grown and gone. Although it's always fun when they return with their families.

Jodie Wolfe said...

I hope it's a book you will like, Brenda. :)

Annie B. Stronge AKA Diane Theiler said...

Nice interview. Book sounds fun in a romantic way. Can't wait to see what havoc she brings to his life! annieban53@gmail.com

Annie B. Stronge AKA Diane Theiler said...

Sounds like a good book. Annieban53@gmail.com

Jodie Wolfe said...

I hope it's a book you will enjoy, Annie. :) I had fun writing it.

lollipops said...

congratulations, Debbie!

lollipops said...

Congratulations, Debbie!