Interview with Author Jo Huddleston

JO PK fullJo Huddleston joins us today. Jo is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. Her debut novels in the Caney Creek Series and her latest book, Wait for Me are sweet Southern historical romances. She is a member of ACFW, the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and holds a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.  Jo likes to laugh with people but not at people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. She doesn’t like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She’s a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn’t like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes! She lives in the U.S. Southeast with her husband, near their two grown children and four grandchildren.

Please welcome Jo! 

Jo, what scripture has impacted your life the most?

Philippians 4:8. This verse embodies everything that Jesus asks us to do as Christian and followers of Him. These words empower me to always try to remain positive.

If you could travel in a time machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

The past. Life was less materialistic and simpler then.

What is one book everyone should read?

The Bible, at least daily.

Everyone would profit from reading the Bible.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I’m working on Book 2 in the West Virginia Mountains Series. Don’t have a title yet—I usually get my titles from a scene or chapter in the book.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

If you write for publication, you will need patience while waiting to hear whether publishers like your work well enough to choose to publish it.

Please tell us about the featured book.

WAIT FOR ME finalWait for Me is a sweet Southern historical romance and is Book 1 in the West Virginia Mountains Series.

Here’s the book blurb:

Can Julie, an only child raised with privilege and groomed for high society, and Robby, a coal miner’s son, escape the binds of their socioeconomic backgrounds? Set in a coal mining community in West Virginia in the 1950s, can their love survive their cultural boundaries?

This is a tragically beautiful love story of a simple yet deep love between two soul mates, Robby and Julie. The American South’s rigid caste system and her mother demand that Julie chooses to marry an ambitious young man from a prominent and suitable family. Julie counters her mother’s stringent social rules with deception and secrets in order to keep Robby in her life. Can the couple break the shackles of polite society and spend their lives together? Will Julie’s mother ever accept Robby?

Thanks for joining us today. Where can readers find you on the Internet?

You can find me at:






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  1. Sandra, thanks for having me visit with your readers and you. Good luck to everyone in the book drawing!

    Posted by Jo Huddleston
  2. Love reading your books, Jo!

    Posted by Janet
  3. So agree everyone should read the Bible every day! Great post. Enjoyed getting to know Jo more.

    Posted by Pat
  4. Janet, so glad you enjoy my books! Thanks for leaving your comment.

    Pat, glad you enjoyed the blog post. Thanks for leaving your comment.

    Posted by Jo Huddleston

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