Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Back Jodie Wolfe!
Linda: Congratulations on your upcoming release, Taming Julia. The premise is intriguing…not your typical mail-order bride scenario. What was the inspiration for this story?
Jodie: Thank you, Linda, and I appreciate you having me here today.
I've always been fascinated with the whole mail-order bride idea. I can't imagine what it would be like to take a chance on love by leaving everything you knew in order to start a new life. I mulled on that for a while before I had the idea of what would happen if a pastor advertised for a certain type of bride he needed to keep his job, and he ended up with something totally different. Due to circumstances with his church, and marrying by proxy, he has to come to terms with his decision and what he'll do about it.
LM: What did you do to research the book, and did you have any special tidbits you knew you had to include in the story?
Jodie: Way back when I was writing this story, I did a bit of research on the whole mail-order bride part of history. I also had my husband's aunt and uncle help me with the research for the part of the story that takes place in Texas. A couple years ago I had the opportunity to visit the area I wrote about. It was really exciting to see it first-hand.
LM: Your books are set in the mid to late 1800s. What about that era draws you?
Jodie: I fell in love with the era as a child reading and watching Little House on the Prairie books. While some would say it was a simpler time of life, they also worked extremely hard.
LM: If Taming Julia was going to be made into a movie, who would you like to play the leadcharacters?
Jodie: Oh my. I'm never good at that. Let's see, how about a brown-haired Doris Day to play Jules and Chris Evans to play Drew.
LM: What is one thing you really wish you could learn how to do?
Jodie: I used to be able to do so, but I've forgotten how to crochet. I'd like to learn again.
LM: Some quickies:
Favorite Meal: Steak, sweet potato, and salad.
Favorite Season: Most definitely winter.
Favorite Childhood book: Little House on the Prairie series.
LM: What advice do you have for fledgling writers?
Jodie: Don't give up. Trust God to bring about publication in His timing. Taming Julia took over 8 years to get in print, but it's been worth the wait.
Linda: Where can folks find you on the web?
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jodie-Wolfe/e/B01EAWOHXO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
About 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 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.
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