Happy March, friends!
I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to kick off a bookish week! I have the lovely Jodie Wolfe with me today. She’ll be talking about her book . Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and let’s chat!
Toni: Welcome, Jodie! So glad to have you here. First, let’s get to know you a little better. When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?
Jodie: I was really young, in grade school. I had a writing assignment in second grade to write a poem. I wrote about Snoopy. He was my all-time favorite thing at the time. Soon after, I started writing little stories. One of my first ones was about our pet dog, Ginger, attending Jimmy Carter’s inaugural ball. I was hooked. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.
Toni: That’s awesome! Do you like coffee or tea? Chocolate or candy? Beaches or mountains?
Jodie: Tea, chocolate, and the mountains. You didn’t ask, but I also LOVE snow!
Toni: I’ll pass on the snow. 😉 Now let’s talk a little about your book. Tell us about it.
Jodie: I’ve always had a fascination with the era of the mail-order bride. I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if a man sent for a wife and the woman who arrived was completely opposite of what he’d advertised for. And what if, to make things more complicated, they had already married by proxy before she arrived. What would he do? How would he try and convince her to change to be the wife he needed? That’s how Taming Julia stirred to life in my imagination. 🙂
Toni: Oh this sounds great! I love mail-order bride stories, moc, and proxy weddings all in one! This is definitely going on my TBR list. Who would you cast to play the characters in your book?
Jodie: I would pick Doris Day to play me heroine, and Chris Evans for my hero.
Toni: I love Doris Day movies! What’s next in your writing?
Jodie: I’m working on tweaking the second book in my Burrton Springs Brides series. It doesn’t have a definite title yet, but I’m looking at the possibility of Wooing Annie or Protecting Annie. I’m also working on a book set in the town where I went to college. It deals with belonging and is titled, Hannah’s Quest.
Toni: Last but not least, how can we pray for you?
Jodie: I’d appreciate prayers for wisdom as I move forward with my writing, for God to open doors, and for hearts to be touched with each of my stories.
About the Author
Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and COMPEL Training. She’s been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. She’s a contributor and co-founder of Stitches Thru Time blog. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie.
About the Book
Back Cover Blurb for Taming Julia
In 1875, Kansas bachelor Drew Montgomery’s sole desire is to serve God, but his congregation’s ultimatum that he marry or leave, forces him to advertise for a wife by proxy.
Jules Walker strides into Drew’s life wearing breeches and toting a gun and saddle–more cowboy than bride. After years on the trail, she’s not exactly wife material, but she longs for home and family, and will do anything to ensure Drew never discovers what she really is.