Friday, January 6, 2017

Interview and a Giveaway with Author Jodie Bailey!


It's a real treat to welcome RT Reviewer's Choice and Selah Award winner Jodie Bailey! She's graciously offered to give away a copy of her newest suspense, Dead Run. Leave a comment for Jodie to be entered to win! 






Tell us a little about yourself and your newest book. 
Hi, everyone!  Well, Im an Eastern North Carolina girl, born and raised, who married a soldier and was blessed to live in a whole lot of other places!  I love the beachespecially the NC Outer Banksand good coffee.  Okay, I love any coffee.  Lets be real here.   My latest book, Dead Run, takes place right here in North Carolina, at Fort Bragg.  When Kristin James is attacked running trails at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, her assailant wants information about her brother, who was killed in Iraq. Kristin is certain her background in personal training means she can take care of herself, but when the danger increases, she leans on Sergeant First Class Lucas Murphy, her brothers platoon sergeant. Lucas knows Kristins brother was suspected of stealing Iraqi artifacts. Kristin believes her brother was innocent, but as they dig deeper and a killer draws closer, the pieces dont add up to a pretty picture.  In order to survive, Kristins will have to rely on the man who is capturing her heart even as he tries to prove her brothers guilt. The book that follows, Calculated Vendetta, will pick up with two of the other characters from Dead Run, so readers will get to revisit Kristin and Lucas.

What are you working on at the moment?
Right nowI'm wrapping up another suspense for Love Inspired.  It's the second book in a series about the Texas Rangers and their hunt for a cartel leader's sister.  I'm getting to work withSharon Dunn and Elizabeth Goddard.  It's a whole new experience collaborating with otherauthors about characters and plot pointsand I'm enjoying it so much!

What is the hardest thing about writing?
Those days when youre sitting at your desk and the words just wont come.  I can remember a day when I sat for four hours and the only work I got done was my characters name.  Nothing else was working.  Some days, I just have to turn off the computer and go do something different.  Its really easy to narrow your whole writing life down to your desk sometimes, because you work from home and its easy to just keep right on working.  But there is a big needto get out there with real people and simply have a day off and some fun!

What is the easiest thing about writing?
I love meeting new characters.  My favorite thing is sitting down at my desk with a cup of coffee and simply thinking about who these people are.  When I was in middle school and high school, I wanted to be an experimental psychologist before I figured out that teaching was my calling. But still, digging into characters, their pasts, their motivations All of that goes back to my first love of psychology and what makes people do the things they do.  

56 comments:

  1. I was glad to "meet" Jodie and learn about Dead Run. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. DEAD RUN sounds like an exciting story! Thank you for sharing this great interview and giveaway.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  3. This really sounds like an awesome adventure!! I love to read and I love to read these kinds of stories. Thanks for sharing and May God so Richly bless you!!

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  4. This sounds like a great book. Very exciting.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  5. Hi, I love suspense. Although I haven't read any of your books, I have read Sharon and Elizabeth. I would like to be in the running for your book. Good wishes on your new collaboration. Will be looking forward to reading your books.

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    1. I've had so much fun working with Sharon and Elizabeth on the Texas Ranger series for next year! Hope you enjoy Dead Run as well!

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  6. I too have not read any of your books yet but would like to. I have read books by the other two authors.

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  7. Enjoyed meeting Jodie. Great book previews.

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  8. Hi Jodie, I haven't read any of your books, yet! They are the kind of books I love to read! Can't wait to read one!

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway and interview.

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  10. I love suspense books. I would love to win this one!!

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  11. This book is on my to-read list :)

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  12. This book sounds like it needs to be on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  13. This book sounds just like the kind of story I love to read!

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  14. Great interview (though that's not a surprise). I would love to read the book. jandbreynolds(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Beverly Duell-MooreJanuary 6, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    The book sounds so good! My grandfather was stationed(and retired!) in Fort Bragg! I loved it there when we went to visit! I have other family that live a few hours away from there now.

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    1. Oh wow! That's awesome! I hope you recognize some of the places!

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  16. I look forward to catching up with DEAD RUN.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. Love the title! Kind of a double meaning. I love reading suspense, especially late at night.

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  18. Enjoyed reading the interview. The book sounds very interesting and I love suspense.

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  19. I really enjoy the LI Suspense books

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  20. I love military fictions. It helps me to be grateful and more understanding of what these family sacrifice.

    This is a must read intrigue for me.

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  21. Hi Jodie! :) Dead Run sounds so intriguing. I love the high tension that comes with military suspense.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie! I hope you like it!

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  22. Hi Jodie, I really like all your books and Deep Run sounds like another great one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    2. Thanks for reading, Lourdes. I hope you enjoy this one as well. Good luck!

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  23. What a good interview! Looking forward to reading your new book.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Annay! Good luck!

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  24. I love reading interviews from authors. It gives readers an insight into your life and writing experiences. Thanks for sharing a part of you. I'm looking forward to q

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit, Deana. Good luck!

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  25. Loved learning more about Jodie! Dead Run looks like an amzazing book and can't wait to read it!

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    1. Hey, J! You're the winner! See the comment at the end of this thread to claim your prize!

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  26. This looks like a Great Book. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't know if I'm supposed to leave my email or not?

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    1. So glad you stopped by Linda! It was nice to meet you!

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  27. Hello, all! Thanks to all who stopped by and said hello!!! That said, the randomly selected winner is J. Dennis, from January 12! Congrats! Send me an email at jodie@jodiebailey.com and I'll get your book to you. It was nice to meet you all!

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