Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Renee Blare novel


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by Renee Blare

Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, Renee started
writing poetry in junior high school. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and she's been counting pills ever since. While writing's her first love, after the Lord and husband, she also likes to fish, hunt, and pick away on her classical guitar.

Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains with her husband, crazy dogs and ornery cat, she continues to serve her community as a pharmacist while penning her Christian stories any chance she can get.

Welcome, Renee. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I’ve answered this question before and my answer hasn’t changed. I would like to sit down and have dinner with Chief Sitting Bull. This man was a powerful figure in Lakota history. He was not only a leader of his people, he was a holy man…their spiritual leader. His people united under his leadership and guidance to withstand the tyranny of a strong and formidable foe. One that wished to annihilate their very existence. I have many questions to ask such a man for as Christians we are to soon face such a challenge.

What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
I love to hunt…yes, with a rifle. My favorite thing to do is to take two to three hour baths (I read!). I HATE to shop. Period.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
The Bahamas. I’ve been there twice now and would love to go back again. :)

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Write a review and tell everybody they know! Word of mouth is the most valuable tool in an author’s arsenal. Readers can reach more people than I can ever dream of by simply telling their church, friends, family, and neighbors. :)

Please tell us a little about your novel, Through Raging Waters.
Through Raging Waters is the second book in the Snowy Range Chronicles. It’s a hang-on-to-your-hat, roller coaster of a ride!

If Mother Nature has her way, Timber Springs will never be the same...

A warm spring and early rainstorms melt the snowpack. Spring runoff compounded by the storm of the century sends Timber Springs into a tailspin. 

Tossed into the role of rescuer, local pharmacist Paul Fitzgerald must face his past before the whole world falls apart. While he fights to contain the beast around him, he finds his steadfast control slipping through his fingers. And life…everyone’s life…hangs by a thread once again.

She isn’t a hero. Melissa Hampton has her own demons to battle. After she learns of her mysterious beginnings amidst her mother’s keepsakes, she faces more than just the river rushing outside her door. Now, she must discern friend from foe…but as waters rise and tension climbs within Timber Springs, she needs to rise to the challenge or lose the only man she's ever loved.

Can two people find each other through raging waters?

Where can readers find you online?

Blog - Renee’s Inspirational Moments
Group Blog - The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction
Amazon Author Page
Tumblr - The  Journey


Where can readers purchase Through Raging Waters?
Currently (6/24/16), it is available for pre-order on Amazon, but it will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and various other sites as well:

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for the interview. It’s been a lot of fun!

Renee, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Through Raging Waters that Renee has offered. Commenters please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Montana Skies by Mary Alford is Connie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thanks for reading my blog! My recently released novella is titled Donna’s Detour. The story is set in 1956 on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. From a reader's review: "I love the author's smooth writing style. She has a way to take readers back in time with her exquisite words that flow throughout the story....It is time to relax, grab an ice cold bottle of Coke and enjoy a great book that will bring a smile to your face. Join Donna and Tommy as they take a journey on Route 66." Available in eBook at Amazon.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I would love the chance to read and review this amazing book.
    Thank you

    1. Deana, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  2. Another great book!
    I am a follower

    1. Nancy, thanks for stopping by to leave your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!

  3. Enjoyed Renee's interview. Please don't include me in the drawing as I was privileged to read an advance copy.

    1. Ann, glad you enjoyed the interview with Renee. Thanks for commenting.

  4. I love Renee's idea of talking to Chief sitting Bull. I'm looking forward to reading Through Raging Waters.

  5. I love roller coasters in books that I read. It keeps me reading them!!! sonja dot nishimoto @ gmail dot com

  6. Hi everyone, I'm so honored to be on Jo's blog. Thank you for your interest in my book. I can't wait to see who wins! This is so exciting. :)

  7. I am intrigued by Through Raging Waters. It sounds like a great read! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity and I am definitely a follower.

  8. Melanie, glad you came by to comment. I appreciate you following my blog!

  9. Hi Melanie, I hope you like it and welcome to Jo's blog. She's awesome :)