Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Drawing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 1, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers. 

Worth the Wait by Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson is our guest. Laura loves books---reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master's degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.

What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I am a HUGE Houston Rockets fan!
I ate an ice cream filled cupcake at the Houston Rodeo Saturday, and it may be one of the best things I’ve ever had in my life. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love watching sports, reading, hanging out with my family/friends. To be honest, working all day as a school librarian and writing at night keeps me busy.

If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?
My dad. He passed away three years ago, and I miss him. I have so much to tell him.

Please tell us about Worth the Wait.
Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn't get it. She always does the right thing--doesn't God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?
I hope they know that what God has planned for them is more amazing than any plan they have. It may not be what we wanted or expected, but it’s what we need. And it’s worth the wait. 

Please tell our readers where they can get your book.
Available as eBook or paperback.

Please tell our readers where they can find you online.

Any parting comment?
Thanks for having me! 

Laura, thanks for spending time with my readers and me in this interesting interview. One of the commenters will win a copy of Worth the Wait, which you graciously offered.

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 1, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Worth the Wait by Laura Jackson. 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.

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.


  1. I love coming back to your blog and seeing the picture of Caney Creek. I don't have any books like this one and I'm interested in writing for this age group. Can I put in a plug for my upcoming Amazing Miracles book? I'm accepting submissions now; email me at I'm a long time follower.

    1. Good luck with your book!
      I love YA books, and writing them is fun.

  2. I loved the interview and the book sounds really good.

  3. Blessings, Laura, in your writing journey. Look forward to reading your book.

  4. Wonderful story, wonderful blog Im a follower
    God bless all of you

  5. I enjoyed your blog interview and look forward to reading your book.

  6. I enjoyed getting to know Laura and her book sounds like a great one for YA. pat at ptbradley dot com