Congratulations on your newest release, ma'am! What is Breach of Trust about?Former soldier Meghan McGuire is about to step into her dream, running a home for troubled foster children. But when the partner she thought was dead steps out of the shadows, her life takes a sudden turn into a past he can never uncover. Tate Walker never thought he’d see Meghan again, and he certainly never thought she’d be the target of a hacker who is determined to undermine the U.S. military. Now, Tate has to protect Meghan from an enemy who can’t be seen while he searches for information she wants to keep hidden. As the seconds tick toward a hacker’s revenge, Tate and Meghan have to battle for their country… and for each other.
Where did you get the inspiration for your story?For every book, my cousin Ben gives me an "easter egg" I have to drop into the story. When I was working on Smokescreen, it was "someone mowing the lawn with a manual pushmower." I had to figure out a way to get two people--who were on the run in the cold months in upstate New York--in touch with someone pushing a mower. Well, I figured it out, and Tate Walker was born. He showed up in Compromised Identity and readers started asking for his story. I was pretty intrigued by this man who had been an undercover operative, was nearly killed in the line of duty, and who had lost everything in the aftermath. And the story was born!
Wow! I can't wait to hear more. :) Do you have a favorite scene in the book? If so, can you tell us a bit about it?Normally, I wouldn't go with this one, but... the kissing scene. Tate and Meghan were partners who knew each other for years and worked undercover together all over the world. Meghan left her job when she realized she was in love with him, and then she thought he died. That moment when they both come to realize they love each other and they both drop their guard enough to show one another a glimpse of their heart? I loved it. They were so real in my head in that moment to me.
Sounds like a great moment! I love it when things come together so perfectly. Tell us, what do you hope folks will take away from your story?That God's love is unconditional and that grace is a natural outgrowth of that love. We mess up. We mess up BAD. But God's not waiting to turn his back on us. He's waiting for us to turn to him so we can be restored to him.
A wonderful point! Folks, are you ready to go out and snatch the book yet? I know I'm intrigued. :)
Right now, I'm working on a longer suspense series about a family who has just learned a dark secret about one of their own. Each book deals with some type of fear and how they overcome it. I'm also writing a book on the Texas Rangers for Love Inspired suspense and plotting out more books in the series Breach of Trust is a part of, about an elite military unit that battles cyber-terrorism.
Jodie, what do you plan to work on next?
They all sound like great reads! Can't wait! Where can readers connect with you? Where can readers buy your book(s)?I'm at www.jodiebailey.com. From there, you can find all of my Twitter and Facebook information. Links to buy the books are also on the book pages on my website.
Okay, last but not least, what is one of the weirdest/quirkiest thing you've ever done?Hmmm... That's a tough one. I used to teach middle school, so that list is probably longer than it should be. Weird is kind of normal in middle school, so it's hard to make that call. My husband says it's the fact I eat banana and mayonnaise sandwiches.
I think it's, uhm, longer than it should have been in high school when that whole New Kids on the Block thing happened and, well...I kind of hung their Coca-Cola BILLBOARD on my wall. Joe McIntyre's teeth were twice the size of my fist...