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What advice would you give to your younger self?
I’d advise my younger self to begin writing for publication much sooner than I did. I could have had more enjoyable years writing.
What’s the hardest thing about being a writer?
The hardest thing about being a writer is probably the time you have to spend apart from other things you want to be a part of your life—your family, your friends, reading, etc. A writer must make a commitment to those other things, as well as to writing.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
The best thing about being a writer is probably that you get to interact with your characters. Yes, authors do talk, discuss, argue, laugh, and cry with the characters they form from their imagination.
Who would you cast as the hero and heroine of your latest release? (Pictures would be nice for this question.)
I would want the hero to be calm, steady, understanding, and supportive of the heroine—Kevin Costner. The heroine in Unraveled would be portrayed well by Julia Roberts.
How do you balance writing and the rest of life?
Balancing between my writing and the rest of my life is not a major thing. I don’t have a job outside the home, and my children are grown so I don’t have restraints on my writing time in those areas. My husband is supportive of my writing endeavors, giving me ample time to devote to my writing.
Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author who writes novels inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and her love of her native American South. Novels in her endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, as well as her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern romance novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). Visit Jo at her website (www.johuddleston.com) where you can sign up for her mailing list and read the first chapters of her novels and novellas.
Ways to Connect with Jo Online:
Website and blog (Read novel first chapters here): http://www.johuddleston.com
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Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2cfSroU
Alice loses herself in grief and can’t find her way back.
In 1954, twenty-six-year-old Alice Patterson undergoes a pregnancy loss that affects everything and everyone she touches. Emotionally and physically drained, she must come to terms with her traumatic loss or risk losing her husband, her best friend, and her sanity.
Her best friend JayNell and her husband Paul offer Alice support and comfort. She persists in her grieving, which hinders her healing. The doctor advises there is no normal recovery period for what Alice has undergone. Time is her best ally.
In her small southern Mississippi town, her church Sewing Circle’s new project triggers an unsettling setback to Alice’s recovery. Afterward, she succumbs to suspicions of Paul’s infidelity that causes her collapse, from which she may not recover.
Paul’s unspoken goal is that they will recapture the love they held for one another on their wedding day. He’s hopeful that the approaching spring season will bring a reawakening of the Alice he married, as it brings a newness to all living things.
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