Jodie Wolfe 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. Jodie writes for Home School Enrichment magazine and had devotions featured on Christian Devotions. Her first novella, Hearts Tightly Knit debuted May 2nd.
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 the local widow 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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An Interview with Jodie
What book are you currently reading ? I am currently reading Kathy Rouser’s new book, Rumors and Promises. Waiting on my ‘to be read’ pile is The Preacher’s Lady by Lori Copeland and Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer.
When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing? I love hanging out with my husband, walking, reading or spending time with family and friends.
Tell us about getting your mind in a creative mode? How do you begin your writing process? The writing process typically begins with a snippet of an idea. For this story, I wondered what would happen if twin sisters made a vow to never marry. What would happen if a man comes into one of their lives? Next I started looking for photos to use for my characters to help me picture them. Then I research things about the time period and have a brief outline in my mind of what will happen. Although my characters often tend to change things around on me.
Where do you get constructive critiques and feedback? I’m blessed to be a part of a great critique group – Quid Pro Quills. These ladies challenge me to become a better writer. I find that I have a lot to learn when I’m around them.
What advice, if any, do you have for others aspiring to publish a book of their own/follow their dream? The writing business is not for the faint of heart. You need a tough skin to be able to handle criticism. But, if you feel God has called you to write and given you a story, be obedient and follow through with the dream He has given you. Be open and patient to see what He has for you.
Do you plan on writing a sequel to this story? Are there other books in the works? Yes, Ellie’s twin, Mae will have her own story coming out in November called Love in the Seams. I also am working on a story set in the town where I live. It’s been a lot of fun researching and learning more about it. Each time I drive downtown I can picture my story in my mind.
What do you want readers to take away from your book?That no matter what difficult situation you are facing, God is waiting to take you up into His loving arms and provide what you need. All you have to do is turn to Him.
Thank you for joining us today, Jodie.
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