Today I welcome a favorite author to The Book Date. Jodi is sharing with us about her latest book published this month.
MISTLETOE MIRACLES is a book I decided to write about how people pretend. Maybe we all pretend as some point. Not lie exactly, just don’t show the whole truth.
I like to do this on planes. When I start talking to someone I tell them I’m a writer. They usually want to tell me their story. I know when I’m listening to them that even the villains in stories think that they are the hero. I also find that talking to me, knowing they’ll never see me again, gives them a kind of freedom.
So in my new book, MISTLETOE MIRACLES, I had fun giving my characters reasons why they have to pretend. Great fun. Wait until you meet the Johnsons. He’s a soldier for two weeks with no home to go to. She’s a drama teacher who has told the school board she’s married. She has good reasons for lying.
When he falls asleep and wrecks his rental car, the sheriff in the small town of Crossroads takes him home—-to the only Johnson house in town. The sheriff thinks he has to be the teacher’s husband, after all, she said he was in the army.
Jodi also says… A Very Special Giveaway
The town of Red River has always been a special place for me. It’s in the enchanted circle in northern New Mexico. Now we have a little bitty place up there, a little bitty hideaway where I go up to write. And It’s always fun. My favorite thing to do in the fall is to curl up in a blanket out on the balcony and watch the Red River go by as I begin a book. Red River, New Mexico is an enchanted place I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.
A word from Kathryn…
You can enter on Jodi’s website. Wouldn’t you love to win. It sounds fabulous.
I haven’t read Mistletoe Miracles but it is an auto-buy for me, its pre-ordered and will be winging its way to me on publishing. I loved the podcast below where Jodi talks about the book and her author life – well worth the listen.
Podcast with Jodi and Jason Boyett at Hey Amarillo