Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains Series and her Caney Creek Series 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.
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Welcome, Jo! Why do you write the type of books that you do?
I enjoy reading novels set in the U.S. South in the 1950s and early 1960s. That time was more peaceful and simpler, both in happenings and lifestyles. Into the 1960s, things in this country changed with unique events—the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, of his brother Robert, and of Martin Luther King, Jr. The youth appeared to become unfounded in noble principles. I prefer to write about the 1950s and early 1960s—a time when we didn’t know about assassinations, Woodstock, the Vietnam War, and on and on.
Has writing changed your life in any way?
Yes. I don’t have time to read as much as I’d like. I used to read 60-plus books a year. Last year I read 19 books. It’s difficult to take time away when I’m writing a novel—I want to stay with my characters until I can get them in a place where I’m comfortable leaving them.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Plenty of bottled water; my Kindle loaded with books I want to read (oh and I’d have to have some way to recharge my Kindle); notebooks and pencils. Sorry, that’s more than 3.
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
It would be Amelia Earhart. I’m fascinated with aviation—birds, airplanes, space craft. I’d enjoy hearing her discuss her pioneering days in that field.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I have just started book 3 in the West Virginia Mountains Series. It will continue the stories of characters in Books 1 and 2, plus a new character or two. No title yet.
Trust Me is book 2 in the West Virginia Mountains Series. It continues the story of Julie and Robby from book 1, Wait for Me, and also we meet a new character or two.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
West Virginia, 1960
A mine owner. An elegant lady.
Seductive voices that scoff at trust.
Loreen Fletcher has suffered heartbreak. She resolves never to trust a man again. She has earned a respected position with no help from anyone, especially not from a man. At thirty-six, she knows loving brings inevitable misery, and she won’t pick at that scab again.
Claude Capshaw’s life has taken another detour. Things that drove him no longer motivate him. Nothing fulfills him anymore—except that elegant lady at West Virginia University. Why won’t she trust him when he tells her he’ll never betray her?
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