Thursday, December 24, 2009

DOUBLE CROSS - James David Jordan - Free Book

Welcome back to my blog, Jim. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

If I'm going to write, I want to write about the big questions, the questions of faith. The best way to reach a wide audience is to write fun, page-turning stories. So, I try to write exciting stories with a Christian theme.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

The day I married Sue. Nothing compares.

How has being published changed your life?

Getting a book published (now, three and counting), was the greatest accomplishment of my professional career. I've been blessed with a successful business law practice, but there is no kick like seeing my books on the shelves of Barnes & Noble.

I know that feeling. What are you reading right now?

Angel Time, by Anne Rice, and Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow.

What is your current work in progress?

A techno thriller, the third in my Taylor Pasbury series. Taylor finds herself in the dangerous gray area between science and faith as she protects a client who has a special gift that some foreign corporations would like to get their hands on.

What would be your dream vacation?

Anyplace with Sue and the kids, some trees, and some quiet time away from my law practice.

How do you choose your settings for each book?

I like to write about Dallas, Chicago and St. Louis, because those are the places I know best. No sense re-inventing the wheel.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?

I assume family is excluded. I wish you had asked me this a couple of years ago, when Milton Friedman was alive. I would say Dick Cheney. Fascinating guy who's really been through the wringer.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

I love sports. I played baseball, basketball and football growing up. Now, I just exercise and watch sports. Baseball is my favorite. I think I qualify as a baseball nut.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?

Definitely, finding time to write is my biggest challenge. I'm a full time business litigator, and it doesn't leave much spare time. As for the writing process itself, I hate writing the first draft. After that, it's all fun. If I could ever find a ghost writer to write my first drafts, I'd have it made.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

Get some instruction. Learn the craft. I thought I knew how to write, but I didn't know what I didn't know about writing until I got some help from a creative writing instructor at Southern Methodist University.

Tell us about the featured book?

Taylor Pasbury stumbles onto a suicide that doesn't add up. Just as she's beginning to investigate, her mother, who ran out on Taylor and her dad when Taylor was nine, shows up on her doorstep. The reunion is less than Taylor had always pictured. Things are further complicated when Taylor's mom becomes part of the suicide investigation. Lots of action, and an important mother-daughter story, as well as a budding love story involving Taylor, who has a less than stellar record in picking men.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you for spending time with us again, Jim.

Readers, here's a link where you can order the book. If you use this link when you order, you'll help support this blog.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book.

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Marjorie said...

I have read many reviews on this
book and would like a chance to
win it.

Merry Christmas to all.

Linda said...

Great book! The suspense is palpable! Early congrats to whomever wins this one!
Don't enter me.
Merry Christmas to all!

Hope said...

Wow, sounds like a very neat book! Please enter me

Merry said...

I enjoyed James' first book and I'd love a chance to win Double Cross, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

jjordan said...

Linda and Merry: I'm glad you have enjoyed my books.

Hope: It is a very neat book. And you can trust me to be objective about it. I'm the author. Oh, well..., maybe not so objective. But I do think you'll like it.

Marjorie: I'll cross my fingers for you and Hope to win one.

Thanks to all of you for your support. Merry Christmas.

Jim Jordan

Charity said...

Please enter me:) I really want to read this book!! I have had it on my wish-list since before it came out:) Thanks for the chance at winning it.


Deborah M said...

I haven't read any Christian Fiction by a man so David's book would be a good book to start with. Please sign me up.
Deborah M.

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

Thank you for a chance to win the book.

Sara said...

I love thrillers, christian thrillers are especially nice, and I'd love to win/read this book.

artist4christ -@- cyberhaus -.- us

Anonymous said...

Please enter me into the drawing! ~Donna K.


A J Hawke said...

Please add me to the drawing.
It sounds like a good read.

Merry Christmas,

A J Hawke

Brenda said...

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Flower Hair Clip

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Rosalie Patience said...

This book sounds amazing!! Please enter me in the drawing. ~Abby

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win this one! New author for me, and I would love to read it....sounds so good. Thanks!

Sarah R said...

Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Nancye said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win!

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Brenda said...

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collettakay said...

I'd like to try something new, so please enter my name in the drawing.


Anonymous said...

this book sounds great...please count me in...thanks.


Edna said...

this author is new to me but the book sounds great, I found this give-a-way on Carmen's site.


April said...

Please enter me. Great post. Thanks

Jo said...

This is a new author to me and would love to be entered in the drawing.


Marla said...

Both my husband and I would enjoy reading this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you and Happy New Year!

Buukluvr81 said...

I have been wanting to read this book!! The interview was great!!! Please enter me in the drawing!


raine said...

I would like a chance to win this book.

Thank you.