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Book Review ~~ Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe

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Jodi Thomas has delivered again!  BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFE is a new series, beginning with this title.  Jodi’s writing style is consistent and reliable. That means (to her fans and new readers) that she will always deliver flawless writing and  well drawn and thoughtful characters. 

Piper Jane Mackenzie, a small town mayor and a ‘travel’in’ preacher, Sam Cassidy meet while an undercover detective Colby McBride circle the wagons to her heart; sounds like a clique, right? Nope. It turns out to be a charming story written in Jodi’s unique voice, with characters that are provocative and intriguing.  You are pulled in before you turn the first page.

I am a fan and I highly recommend this book. 

Did you miss my Interview with Jodi Thomas?
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Interview with best selling author, Jodi Thomas

Jodi writing at her desk

Jodi writing the next one!

This author is one of my current favorites.  Rich stories with believable characters, it’s a pleasure for me to be able to interview Jodi Thomas.

Q. Where do you write? Do you have a special room, shed, barn, special space for your writing?  Or tell us about your ‘dream’ work space.

A. I write all over the place. I have a great office at West Texas A&M University Jodi's office at Tx A&Mwith all my covers on the wall.  I have an office upstairs in my home with one wall of bookshelves and three walls of windows and I have a tiny office out back off the garden where I’m putting together the plot for a new series.

Q. Do you have any special rituals when you sit down to write? (a neat work space, sharpened #2 pencils, legal pad, cup of tea, glass of brandy, favorite pajamas, etc.)

A. No. I tend to work in two to three hour time periods. I get up to refill my drink every hour—diet coke if it’s warm, hot tea if it’s cold. I always open with what I worked Jodi's office at homeon the day before. If I have to be away from my work more than four or five days, I start from the beginning. Usually spend at least half my time rewriting before I start writing.

Q. Could you tell us something about yourself that we might not already know?

A. I named my youngest son Cole after the hero in ASHES IN THE WIND. Don’t tell him.

Q. Do you have a set time each day to write or do you write only when you are feeling creative?

A. Hey, I could zone out of reality at any moment and write. Don’t believe in ‘feeling creative’. I think of creativity as more like a muscle than a talent. The more you use it

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the more creative you become.

Q. What’s your best advice to other writers for overcoming procrastination?

A. Hardest part of writing is getting your butt in the chair. It’s not easy. I sometimes tell myself, “just 15 minutes tonight, I’m tired’ Three hours later I look up. Once I’m in the story, I’m in the story and don’t want to leave.
Set goals—-5 pages a day 5 days a week.

REVIEW ‘One True Heart’ released April 7th

Part 2 of this Interview April 11th!

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One True Heart by Jodi Thomas…a Review

reviews, authors, writingreviews, authors, writingreviews, authors, writingreviews, authors, writingreviews, authors, writing  Five out of 5 Quills (rating)  ‘One True Heart’ ** A ReviewOne True Heart

This was a story that this reader didn’t want to end.   I found myself rationing the pages to prolong the enjoyment.  (I know some of my readers do the same when the book is just so good).
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