Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book Drawing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, January 12, 2014 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.

The Goblet by Sylvia Patzold

Our guest blogger is Sylvia Patzold. When Sylvia When moved to North Carolina five years ago, she was inspired to write a Christian based adventure. The Goblet was published by Tate Publishing on January 22, 2013. She has finished the second novel and is working on the third. She would love to attend more writer’s workshops/seminars and would love to meet other authors/writers and readers (hopefully of The Goblet).

Welcome, Sylvia. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I love to cook, knit and crochet.  I am a coffee and chocoholic. I own a wonderful Quarter horse mare.  She and I are training for dressage shows. She is very patient with me and is giving me lots of time to learn how to ride properly.

Please describe yourself with three words.

Ummm, creative, fun and honest

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

I love to knit and crochet items for my family. I have 3 beautiful children. I would love to volunteer more.  My biggest passion is my horse, Gizmo. I also have 2 spoiled dogs and 4 spoiled cats.  

If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?

I think I would have to say the band Mercy Me.  I would just love to sit and just listen to them talk.  I get so inspired listening to others talk about their faith.  Just being surrounded by such strong and passionate faith-filled people gives me such peace and such hope.

Please tell us about The Goblet.

The Goblet is a Christian based action adventure—a woman finds a goblet with healing powers.  Forces of evil try to take it from her.

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?

I’m not sure.  The action that happens in the book is a little out there.  However, I do believe that God is always with us.  He tries to give us guidance.  Sometimes we hear it, sometimes we don’t or can’t understand it.  I believe that God provides miracles sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes right in our face.  I think we should all come away with the understanding that as long as we pray and try to listen, God is with us.

Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

You can get The Goblet by Sylvia Patzold from either the Tate Publishing website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or my website.

Please tell our readers where they can find you online.

My website –

Twitter - @sylviapatzold

LinkedIn – sylviapatzold

Facebook – Sylvia Stypa

Any parting comment?

The power in believing!

Sylvia, thank you for visiting my readers and me. One of my commenters will win a copy of The Goblet, which Sylvia has offered.

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, January 12, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of  The Goblet by Sylvia Patzold. 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 on Monday’s blog.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Jo Huddleston, Author of the Caney Creek Series
That Summeran inspirational Southern historical romance
Beyond the Pastan inspirational Southern historical romance
Claiming Peacean inspirational Southern historical romance


  1. The Goblet looks like a book I would enjoy. Thanks!

    I am a follower.


    1. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. I appreciate you being a follower of my blog!

  2. I love it how there are so many Christian novelists now. It is nice to have good material to read! Sounds like there might be some adventure and intrigue in this book. I followed and signed up by email, also!

    1. Sonja, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I'm glad you followed and signed up to my blog by email--thank you!

  3. This sounds like a fun book. I've always had a secret love for horses. I think they are beautiful animals, but the closest I've come to owning one is having pictures of them. Thanks for having the giveaway. I also follow by email.


    1. Rose, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog by email.

  4. Sounds interesting. My son loves books that venture into these topics.


    1. Wes, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Would be nice if you win and let your son read it. Wish everybody could win!

  5. The book sounds great, Sylvia - just stopping in to wish you well. One of my books features a woman with healing powers, too! Congratulations on your publication.