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Guest, Jodie Wolfe, Author of Taming Julia

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and COMPEL Training. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at

About You

Where are you from? (Or where do you live?)

I live in southcentral Pennsylvania in the United States.

What's your favourite country (not counting your own)?

New Zealand.

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside writing and reading?

I enjoy walking, spending time with my husband, and knitting.

About Your Writing

What genre do you write?

I write Christian historical romance.

What inspired you to start writing?

I got inspired to write when I was in grade school. We had to write a poem for school and I wrote about my favorite thing at the time - Snoopy. Soon after that I started writing little stories. I was hooked and knew I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.

Where are your books set?

So far, all of my books are set in America in the 19th Century.

What's your favourite part of the writing process? What's your least favourite?

My favorite part is the actual writing. Least favorite is the editing and marketing.

Is there a common theme to your books? What is it?

My tagline is Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet. So when you read my bookd you'll always find the hope we have in Christ along with quirky characters.

What would you like readers to say about your books?

That they fell in love with my characters, couldn't put the book down, and we're moved spiritually.

About Christian Writing

What’s your favourite Christian genre to read?

I predominantly read Christian historical romance so I can stay current to what's being printed and also because I really enjoy it. :)

How does your faith impact your writing?

Faith is such an integral part of my life so it's a natural part of my writing as well.

Who are three of your favorite Christian authors?

Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, and Mary Connealy.

Tell us about your next work in progress.

I just submitted the sequel to Taming Julia to my publisher to see if they're interested in it. It's called Protecting Annie. Here's the blurb for it:

After twenty years of living along the trail as a deputy U.S. Marshal, Joshua Walker takes a job as sheriff in Burrton Springs, Kansas so he can be closer to his sister. Only problem, she no longer requires his protecting so he's unsure of his next step.

Annie McPherson needs a change after the death of her father. She accepts a position as schoolmarm, hoping her past won't catch up with her. Life is good, except for the pesky sheriff who continues to question her ability to adjust to life in the west and creates confrontations at every turn.

Struggling with guilt from decisions he made early in life, Josh has to come to terms with following God's path. When the irritating schoolteacher's past and present collide, casting doubt on who she really is and dragging him into the turmoil, he has to determine who he's willing to defend.

I'm also working on a book set in Shippensburg, PA that deals with the topic of belonging.

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Taming Julia

In 1875, Kansas bachelor Drew Montgomery's sole desire is to serve God, but his congregation's ultimatum that he marry or leave, forces him to advertise for a wife by proxy. Jules Walker strides into Drew's life wearing breeches and toting a gun and saddle--more cowboy than bride. After years on the trail, she's not exactly wife material, but she longs for home and family, and will do anything to ensure Drew never discovers what she really is.