We're happy to have Jodie Wolfe with us today talking about her book Hearts Tightly Knit. To learn more about Jodie and her book, read on!
1) What did you learn while writing this book?
One of the fun things I learned came from my beta readers, twin sisters. They shared some fun stories about what life as a twin is like, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
2) What is the toughest test you've faced as a writer?
Being patient. J I've found that God's timing often isn't my timing. In fact, it rarely is. But along the way I've learned to trust Him more.
3) What kind of planning do you do before writing a novel?
I like to figure out my characters first and the setting. I typically have a basic story idea in my head but it can change as I go through the process of writing.
4) Are you a plotter or a pantzer?
I guess I'm a hybrid—a little of both. I like having a good feel for my characters and the story before I begin, but my characters often change things on me as we go along the journey too. J
5) What are you working on right now?
I've just returned from vacation, but I'm getting ready to work on two different projects. One will be Mae's story, Ellie's twin sister. It will be the final installment in the Twins & Needles Series. Watch for it in November. J
The other project is one set in my home town. I've truly enjoyed learning more about its history.
Of course, if I happen to hear back from my agent about a couple projects I've pitched that have snagged a publishers interest, then I'll switch gears and work on those.
6) What would you be doing if you weren’t writing?
Reading, walking or relaxing with my hubby. J
7) Tell us about your latest release and what you think readers will enjoy about it.
Here's the Back Cover Copy:
Orphaned at age ten, Ellie Stafford and her twin sister Mae made a vow—to stick together and never marry. Now in their mid-twenties, they are bucking convention in Calder Springs, Texas, as women with respectable occupations who can take care of themselves. Ellie works at the Good Fixin's Diner and spends her evenings knitting garments for The Children's Aid Society. When a handsome local rancher shows up looking for a cook, she's hardly tempted, despite his good looks.
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 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.
I try to add history, hope, laughter and happily-ever-after in each of my stories so hopefully that will interest readers.
8) How can readers get in contact with you?
Readers can find me at the following:
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