Bio: Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains Series and her Caney Creek Series are sweet Southern historical romances. She is a member of ACFW, the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and holds a M.Ed. degree from
Learn more at www.johuddleston.com where
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Welcome back, Jo. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
Forgiveness—from God, from and toward others, of self; restoration of a person from a lifestyle not pleasing to God; finding God’s peace He promised He’d leave with us.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
My new release, Trust Me, is book 2 in the West Virginia Mountains Series. Book 3 in this series will probably release in spring 2016. The book will continue the stories of Julie and Robby, Loreen and Claude, plus a new character or two. No title yet.
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Billy Graham, the evangelist. I think to be in a room with him would be a peaceful experience. I’ve read his books, and would be excited to hear his words on any topic he chose. I so enjoyed his book about angels.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I’d like to meet Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer. I would like to meet her because I’ve always been fascinated with flight—birds, airplanes, and space craft. I’d like to hear her talk about her flying adventures so I could experience them vicariously.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
On rare occasions your rejection letter will contain clues or suggestions about improving your manuscript—read those rejections carefully so you won’t overlook valuable gems. Make sure you’re sending your story to publishers who want to receive the kind of stories you write. Make sure your story is as good as it can get. Keep reading books about learning the craft of writing—we all never get good enough that we can’t continue to learn.
Tell us about the featured book.
Back cover blurb:
A mine owner. An elegant lady.
Seductive voices that scoff at trust.
Loreen Fletcher has suffered heartbreak. She resolves never to trust a man again. She has earned a respected position with no help from anyone, especially not from a man. At thirty-six, Loreen knows loving brings inevitable misery, and she won’t pick at that scab again.
Claude Capshaw’s life has taken another detour. Things that drove him no longer motivate him. Nothing fulfills him anymore—except that elegant lady at
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Please give us the first page of the book.
Julie stepped out of the shower, grabbed a towel from the rack, and twisted it around her short, wet hair. As she wrapped a second towel around her body, the telephone rang. She tucked the end of the towel against her skin so it wouldn’t slip and took the few steps to pick up the phone in the living room.
She cleared her throat to speak those first hoarse words of the morning. “Hello.”
“Is this Julia Capshaw?”
Her friends here at the university called her Julie. This caller must be somebody from home. Everyone there called her by her given name, Julia, as her daddy did.
“Yes, this is Julia Capshaw Montagna.”
“Oh, I’m sorry, Julia. After all this time, I can’t get used to you being married and living up there at
Julia, this is Hank, your daddy’s supervisor at his Coaltown coal mine.” West Virginia University
“What’s wrong, Hank? Why are you calling? Has something happened to Daddy?” Nothing can happen to Daddy! Since he moved her mother into the rest home in
he’d lived alone in that big house. Had he fallen?
“Well, Julia, a little bad news.”
Why won’t he just tell her? “What is it, Hank? Tell me.”
“It’s Mr. Capshaw, your daddy. He came to the coal mine earlier than usual this morning. I was already in the tipple. Said he didn’t sleep much last night. When we climbed up the slope to the mouth of the mine, he collapsed.”
You really left us with a hook, Jo. How can readers find you on the Internet?
My links to social media:
Christian authors’ books blog: www.johuddleston.com
Inspirational blog: http://lifelinesnow.blogspot.com
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/fournovels
Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/johuddleston
The Book Club Network: http://www.bookfun.org/profile/JoHuddleston
Thank you, Jo, for sharing this new book with us. I know my readers are as eager to read it as I am.
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