When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Wednesday, December 29, 2013 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I mention below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.
Crossfire by Jodie Bailey
Our guest today is Jodie Bailey. Jodie is an Army wife, a mom, and a teacher who believes Mountain Dew, dark chocolate and a trip to the Outer Banks will cure all ills. In her spare time, she reads cookbooks, rides motorcycles, and searches for the perfect cup of coffee. She is the author of Freefall and Crossfire, from Love Inspired Suspense, and Quilted by Christmas, coming from Abindgon Press in October 2014. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband and her daughter.
Welcome, Jodie. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I’ve lived in 26 houses/apartments in my lifetime, not including various college dorm rooms. May I never move again!
My cousin and I play a “game” where he gives me a word or object that has NOTHING to do with my whatever book I’m writing, and I have to find a way to work it in. So far, it’s been radiative transfer, giant robots, and graupel.
Please describe yourself with three words.
loud, quiet, curious
If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?
Mark Twain. I’m honestly curious to see if he sounds anything like Hal Holbrook. Seriously though, don’t you know that would be an awesome conversation? He had so many stories and so much wit, it would not be boring!
Please tell us about Crossfire.
Crossfire is the story of Andrea Donovan and Josh Walker. Andrea is a counselor working with addicted soldiers, trying to assuage the guilt she feels over her brother’s death from a PTSD-induced heroin overdose. Josh was her brother’s best friend, and he has his own guilt and secret about the night her brother died. When one of Andrea’s soldiers—who is also in Josh’s unit—vanishes, she has to team up with Josh to find out why he disappeared. In the meantime, someone is stalking Andrea and threatening her livelihood. What is happening in Columbus, GA that centers around Andrea’s counseling center? And why is someone willing to kill to keep it quiet?
What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?
We have members of our military who come home from war with “silent wounds.” Some get the help they need, but many suffer in silence or turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. Our military men and women need our understanding and our support. After I finished Crossfire, it hit home because I lost a former student to a drug overdose after he came back from Iraq. He had a family who loved him, friends who supported him… but in the end, the pain was too great. Real help is needed for our [military] men and women.
Please tell our readers where they can get your book.
In January, it will be on store shelves in many chain stores. And it’s always online at CBD and Amazon!
Please tell our readers where they can find you online.
Any parting comment?
Thanks for having me! I really enjoyed it!
Jodie, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Thank you for offering a copy of Crossfire that one of the commenters to this blog post will win in a random drawing.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, December 29, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Crossfire by Jodie Bailey. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I’ll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog. Please leave any suggestions you have for Monday blogs in the comment section below. Thanks.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post appeared in this past Monday’s blog. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.