Thursday, January 5, 2017

Janetta Fudge-Messmer, Christian Comedy

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SOUTHBOUND BIRDS
by Janetta Fudge-Messmer


Janetta Fudge-Messmer is an inspirational author, a speaker, and editor. Her first novel, Early Birds, came out January 2016. The sequel, Southbound Birds, October 2016. She resides in Florida, or wherever the wind blows, with her husband of 35 years and precious pooch Maggie. She received Honorable Mention for fiction from Writer's Digest Magazine. Her article, "A Working Relationship" was published in Guideposts Magazine. Guideposts Books published her "Shorthaired Miracle.” Janetta, Ray, and Maggie became full-time RVers in 2013 and enjoy traveling around the USA in their Minnie Winnie.


Welcome, Janetta. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why? 
Elvis Presley. He’s one of my favorite singers, especially his gospel songs. I’d love to spend the day listening to him sing and to talk about his life. I will always believe that his faith in the Lord was very important to him.

What is your favorite Bible verse? 
Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV) – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

What do you enjoy most about writing? 
Creating the characters and how they surprise me. Since I’m a seat-of-your-pants writer they do take me down roads I never thought they would. When that happens, I stop and think where this will take my characters. Sometimes I continue on the rabbit trail. Other times, I head in another direction. Since I write comedy, I don’t want too much peril…unless it’s funny and won’t hurt anyone. :)

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table? 
Since hubby and I live in an RV for most of the year, I don’t have a specific place to work. Most times I sit on the couch with my laptop on my lap. Other times, while Ray is driving, I’ll sit at the table and write while he’s going down the road.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Southbound Birds, which is a sequel to your debut novel, Early Birds.
Rose and Larry Wilford are hitting the highway on their next RV adventure. Ben and Betsy Stevenson are right behind them in their 5th wheel. The other two Early Birds, Jeff and Mary Miller, promise to hook up with them as soon as they finish some "business" in Colorado.

On their way to Florida, they make a stop in Mississippi. Soon Rosie wonders if they’ll ever get On the Road Again. The RVs have stalled in Biloxi and it has nothing to do with mechanical issues in any of their rigs. They’ve found another church that needs their help. 

Rose, Betsy and Mary spend their days as fashion consultants, dressing young women for success (or as Rosie says, “Playing dress up.”). Larry, Ben and Jeff, they’re up to their eyeballs in sheetrock and drywall mud, and any other handyman task they can find to do.

The one thing Rosie has decided, if and when they start traveling toward the Sunshine State, she’ll still occupy the passenger seat of their dually. No driving for her. Larry can pester her all he wants. 

And the fact her bestest friend, Betsy, drove their albatross on I-10 and lived to tell about it, won’t change her mind either. The only way Rose will get behind the wheel is if the Lord, Himself, figures out a way to put her there. ‘Cause at the moment, F.E.A.R. is her middle name.

Instead of legally changing her name or letting trepidation win, Rosie does what she does best. She PRAYS. Larry, on the other hand, is having troubles too. His prayer is that their 5th wheel survives his driving and he’s not sure it will. One more mishap and he’s handing the keys to his wife. 

The Early Birds continue to have as many surprises as the state of Florida has palm trees. So why don’t you come along, if you dare. Rose, Larry, Ben, Betsy, Jeff and Mary (and some new friends) would love to have you join them on their travels across the U.S.A.
  
Where can readers find you online?
Website
Email
Blog
Twitter   
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Southbound Birds?
Amazon


Any parting comment? 
I tell people who come to my book signings that I write comedy. The main reason why: We need to laugh and enjoy life more, especially with everything going on in the world we live in today.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer to be entered in the book drawing.)
If you could travel to one place, where would it be? Why?

Janeetta, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Southbound Birds

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The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden is Allie28. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


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22 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the interview with Janetta. This sounds like a really fun read. If I could travel anywhere, it would be to Norway. My great-grandfather came from there and we have his journal describing his journey from Norway to America. I would love to visit the town he came from. I am a follower. lacy1942(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I would like to travel to Tanzania to meet my small group member of my P31 OBS GROUP
    I am a follower.
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  3. I would like to travel to Tanzania to meet my small group member of my P31 OBS GROUP
    I am a follower.
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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  4. Loved the interview with Janeetta. Having relatives who also have RV's and go all over and living in the sunshine state, but ready to get out and in an RV, I'd love to read about your adventures. I don't want to travel across the globe, like my kids travel, but I'd like to see the "give me a home" states and end up in my birth state of CA. I'm a follower, thelamb at aol. com

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  5. I would love to live in an RV and travel all around. But I don't think it would work for me at this stage of life.But to answer the question, I would love to travel to Australia. It fascinates me! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  6. I'd love to travel to Australia it's an exciting place.Great interview.jean60212@gmail.com

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  7. Your book sounds like what happened to us on our way to Alaska. Four adults, an older RV, over 10,000 miles, and breakdown after breakdown. Boy, did we have fun! That was over 10 years ago and we all want to go back.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. New author to me. Enjoyed the interview and synopsis of the book. Sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to reading. Following you by email.
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  9. Elvis would be a Great Person to have dinner with. Thanks for the chance to win The Book sounds really great! I signed up for your newsletter also. :D

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  10. I would love to go to Hawaii, I have wanted to go there since I was a teenager.

    Janetta is a new author to me, but her book sounds great!

    I get your newsletter.

    Becky
    adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

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  11. Thanks for the interview with Janetta. I would like to visit some of the Civil War historical sites. There are so many great places to visit in America besides each state no need to travel overseas for me. Thank you for sharing.

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