Friday, August 12, 2016

Interview with Jodie Wolfe and #giveaway!


Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the STT Birthday Bash! We've got a TON of fun stuff going on, so be sure not to miss a single post!

Today we have a very special feature. One of our very own authors are visiting with us today! Jodie Wolfe is a contributor to the Threads of Love collection and she's here to chat about her story.


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 in Pennsylvania, reading, walking and being a Grammie. Learn more at www.jodiewolfe.com.
 


Welcome Jodie! We're so glad you could visit us today.

Thanks, Amber, it’s great to be here as a guest.

Yes! Such fun, isn't it? Why don't you start by telling us...what made you decide to become a writer?
Writing has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer. I remember as a child telling family members that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.


Where did the inspiration for your latest book come from?
I’ve always been fascinated with twins so I definitely wanted to have a set in my novella. I wondered what would happen if they decided to never marry. What would it take for one of them to change their mind?
https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Tightly-Knit-Jodie-Wolfe/dp/0997502606/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470794325&sr=8-1&keywords=hearts+tightly+knit

Ohh, that sounds like a fascinating plot. Your website tagline is History, Hope, Laughter & Happily-ever-after. Can you tell us about this?
The older I’ve gotten, I’ve found that I really enjoy history, which hasn’t always been the case. :) It’s the kind of books I enjoy writing and reading. Within each novel I write, I include the hope we have in Christ, and I always try to add humor as well because I think we all need some laughter in our lives. Finally, a happily-ever-after because who doesn’t love a romance with a sigh-worthy ending?

How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing?
My faith is an integral part of my life and who I am so it’s interwoven in every novel that I write. I don’t think I’m capable of not sharing about the hope we have in Christ.

What are you working on next?
I’m currently working on the sequel, Love in the Seams which will be out in November.

Goody! Anything else you'd like to share with us?

You can keep up with me on my website and social media.

Website – http://www.jodiewolfe.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Jodie-Wolfe-553400191384913/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/JodieAWolfe

Very interesting. Looks like you have some great stuff going on. Thank you so much for being with us!

Thanks for having me. It’s been a pleasure.

Readers, don't forget to leave Jodie some comments to get your name in a drawing to win the Lone Star Love Collection, PLUS get entered for your chance to win the Birthday Bash Grand PRIZE!







About Hearts Tightly Knit:

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 looking 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.

Check it out on Amazon

18 comments:

  1. This book sounds really good. You know, it wasn't until I was older before I became interested in history. In school, history was so boring...I guess I got a bad batch of teachers, because they never made it interesting. Thanks to some great blogs, including this one, I have been loving all of the history facts.

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    1. LOL. I never liked history until I became an adult. In school it seemed like all we did was memorize dates, which wasn't a strong suit for me. :)

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    2. Exactly! Glad I'm not the only one out there. :-)

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  2. I've had the pleasure of reading this book, and it's wonderful.

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    1. Aww, thanks for the shout out, Linda. :)

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  3. Hearts Tightly Knit by Jodie was a delight to read. I'm waiting patiently for the sequel. I've always enjoyed history and had a favorite era I always read when I was younger. I've widen my historical fiction reading and enjoy all the new ones I'm reading.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Marilyn. If all goes well I'll have Love in the Seams (book two) completed within the next few days and move on to the editing process. :)

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  4. Good morning, Ya'll!!
    I've got my cup of coffee and I'm sure enjoying some Colorado air with just a hint of fall chill this morning. :)

    Jodie, it is so awesome to have you here as a guest! Thanks for coming by and telling us all about Hearts Tightly Knit.

    Debbie, thanks for sharing! It always delights my history lovin' heart to hear that someone has found the thrill and life in history.

    Linda and Marilyn, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book!

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    1. I'd love to have some of the fall chill in the air, Amber. :)

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  5. Happy Friday! I don't think I've read any books by Jodie's and this one sounds really good.

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    1. I hope you'll like it Karen. I had lots of fun writing it. :)

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  6. I just found your blog! I wonder what it does take for 1 twin to move on? My twin sister-in-laws (I count the twin too, as they were always together, even as married couples) still talk daily and meet weekly!

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  7. Your story sounds like an interesting one and I love collections books, in other words a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, these stories.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  8. Thanks for a great interview and giveaway! I love stories of the Old West and cowboys! It's neat to look up some of the places and see that they're still there (the real ones).

    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. What a great interview and giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  10. I am an avid reader of historical fiction and this sounds one to definitely put on my "to read" list. Like the location, too! The book focuses on a very sad and frequently tragic aspect of life then - that there were really very few opportunities for women. Enjoyed the interview and appreciate the chance to participate. Thanks!

    Cathy. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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  11. I love historical fiction! Thanks for sharing this interview with Jodie.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Ooh! I love getting book collections! And westerns? I'm sold!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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